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In Her Corner

news & updates

August 2022

EVENTS 5k & 10k




We are currently enrolling for our 2022-2023 after-school program at our Goleta Valley Center!

Youth participate in Girls Inc. Strong, Smart, and Bold programming and enrichment activities and have dedicated time for academic support, movement, and social/emotional learning.

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Fall recreational gymnastics classes begin August 29th at both the Goleta and Santa Barbara Centers. We have knowledgeable, energetic and positive coaches who are great role models for our gymnasts.

Advance registration is required. Space is limited so look through our class descriptions and fees and register TODAY!

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Smart Amazing Conversations

with Dr. Nancy

Our CEO, Jennifer Faust sat down with trailblazer for women's empowerment, Dr. Nancy O'Reilly to talk about how we equip girls with the confidence to become women who live successful lives.

Besides being a voice for girls, the programs of Girls Inc. National and the affiliates in the US and Canada provide numerous supports including mentoring, sports and a network of girls who go on to lead as women.

Watch now

The Indy Podcast

This month, we were featured on The Indy, to discuss the future of our community programs as well as to clear up any confusion about the closure of our Ortega location. Jen shared a bit about our plans to restructure our outreach and bring programs directly to schools.

Listen to the Podcast


First Cohort of Teen Mentorship 

"Coming into this program, I had wanted to become a lawyer. Now coming out of it, I aspire to major in political science and eventually hold a seat in office to represent the voices of those who aren’t given a voice. I was not able to have an internship like my peers but I was able to meet my wonderful mentor Marnie," said Gabriella Martinez, Girls Inc. participant. 

Congratulations to the first cohort of the Girls Inc. Mentorship Program!

Thank you to all mentors for empowering our youth throughout this journey. You have given our youth the confidence to continue to pursue their dreams and aspirations.

Sign up for the Next Cohort

Our goal is to connect youth with local women in the community to help increase their knowledge and confidence in their desired career paths. 


  • Must be in High school. 
  • Must be able to commit two years to the program. (If you are a high school senior, you may still apply)
  • Must have Wi-Fi and access to a digital device to log in to Zoom.
  • The participant must attend mandatory once-month in-person workshops at our GI Teen Center located at Goleta.
  • The monthly workshops will focus on helping the youth develop interpersonal and professional skills to equip them for their summer internship.
Apply Now


Our board has approved our new 2-year strategic direction at their July meeting.

The strategy encompasses six key priority elements:

  • Increase Access to Programming
  • Develop Workforce and Retain Staff
  • Increase Partnerships and Community Engagement
  • Advocate on Important Platforms
  • Enhance Brand Identity
  • Shore Up Infrastructure.

We will be sharing updates with the community as we begin implementing and making investments to ensure Girls Inc.'s organizational and program foundation is stable, strong, and poised to serve our mission to meet the urgency of the moment.

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