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news & updates

February 2023

Looking for a fun and educational summer camp for youth? Look no further!

Our summer enrichment camp is the perfect opportunity for children and teens to learn, grow and have a blast. Our program includes a variety of activities, such as arts, STEM and more.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! Sign up now for Open House and join us on Tuesday February 28 anytime from 5:30-7:30PM to check out our Goleta Valley Center and meet our awesome staff.

Summer Registration Opens on March 1st!



Girls Inc. Chosen to Receive the Youth Making Change Grant!

It is with great excitement that we share that we are recipients of the 2022-23 Youth Making Change grant!

This funding will allow us to host a Mental Wellness Summit providing a safe space for discussion and supportive workshops to address the most significant concerns expressed by teens in the community.

We thank The Fund for Santa Barbara for advancing progressive change by strengthening economic, environmental, political, racial, and social justice movements like ours.

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Youth Raise Awareness and Get an Exciting Response

Two days of our media literacy curriculum were spent learning about the disparity of media coverage for activists of color.

Barcelona worked in pairs to learn about an activist of their choosing and create a poster.

Our youth caused quite a stir on our social media channels to raise awareness for women of color who are in the activism space. We've been reposted by the likes of Dianne Guerrero (AKA Isabella from Encanto) to Marley Dias!


GIGSB vs. GI Carpinteria

Basketball Scrimmage

Girls Inc. SB fought STRONG, SMART and BOLD at our basketball scrimmage against Girls Inc. of Carpinteria!

Thank you to our amazing hosts for having us for a fun match and sending us home with snacks. We hope to partner more on future collaborative events for our youth.

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Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Our teens and guests left the Women's Panel excited to pursue their dreams. We heard from:

Gwendolyn Yates Whittle

Sound Editor, Avatar: The Way of Water

Ruth E. Carter

Costume Designer, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Mary Zophres

Costume Designer, Babylon

Hannah Minghella

Producer, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

Anne Alvergue

Director The Martha Mitchell Effect

Domee Shi

Director, Turning Red

Our guests wore RED to support Girls Inc. and were thrilled to see the auditorium full of STRONG, SMART and BOLD trailblazers. Thank you, Santa Barbara International Film Festival for having us!


We're featured on the Women Connect 4 Good blog!

GIGSB has established a two-year strategic direction to further its mission and increase its impact. A strong internal commitment to those goals will ensure that their organizational and program foundation is stable, strong, and poised to serve the mission in greater ways than ever before.

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