Inspiring all girls
to be strong, smart, and bold
JUNE 2020
The Roles We Must Play
Summer Program Update - A Few Spaces Remaining!
Join us for our Strong, Smart, Bold (and social-distancing!) summer program at our Goleta Valley & Teen Center. Space is limited to accommodate enhanced COVID-19 protocols.

Grades TK-12

Session 1: July 6-24
Session 2: July 27-August 14

8 AM-3 PM, Monday-Friday

ICYMI: Girls Inc. Teens Talk Well-Being During COVID-19
In honor of National Mental Health Month in May, seven Girls Inc. teens talked with each other about how COVID-19 is challenging and changing their lives. The teens, ages 13-18, interviewed each other over Zoom to share their unique insights into how a global pandemic is affecting their academic, social, mental, and emotional well-being. Excerpts from their interviews will be published in the Voice SB.

Santa Barbara Foundation: Girls Inc. Inspires Change
Our COVID-19 virtual programming and community partnerships are featured on the Santa Barbara Foundation's website.

Fuel Her Fire Blog:
America Cardenas, Girls Inc. Parent
I am looking forward to having Girls Inc. back in our lives, most importantly in the girls’ lives. Before the pandemic occurred, I felt secure, and I felt safe knowing my girls were at Girls Inc. while I was working. It is incredible and extremely helpful knowing that Monday through Friday, you had a staff working with each and every grade, doing different activities, which were always hands-on. I would love to let the staff know that we all miss them...that in our eyes they are educators, they are role models. 

July 7-9: Join Us for a Virtual LIVE ART Fundraiser
We invite you to join us for a unique live virtual artwork event, featuring speed painter Amy Burkman.

Learn more about Amy's incredible work. Event details coming soon on our website!

Donations made during this event will help Girls Inc. meet the increased scholarship requests from families who have been significantly impacted financially by COVID-19. 
June is #PrideMonth
This #PrideMonth - and every day - we stand strong in solidarity & support of our #LGBTQIA yo uth community including our Black trans community. We are with you, advocating ALWAYS for a future safe for ALL and free from discrimination. #transrightsarehumanrights #blacktranslivesmatter #pride2020 #GirlsInc #StrongSmartBold #Teens