Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Limelight: Girls Inc Dallas

Every day, young girls in Dallas are faced with critical decisions that may dramatically affect the rest of their life. Girls Inc. equips girls to stand up to peer pressure and make the right choices, and they have been making this difference for over 40 years.

Girls Inc. provides a safe haven for approximately 800 girls, ages 6 to 18, from economically-challenged neighborhoods. Their four campuses located in West Dallas, South Dallas, North Oak Cliff, and Love Field provide quality after-school programming during the school year and all-day programming in the summer months. The Vision of Girls Inc. is to ensure girls graduate from high school equipped for success with personal effectiveness, academic, and career planning competencies.

69% of the girls' family incomes are less than $25,000 a year.
61% of the girls live with a single parent or neither parent.

The Mission of Girls Inc. is to inspire all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold. Girls Inc empowers girls to take charge of their lives by offering effective programs focusing on:
· Career & Life Planning
· Self-Reliance & Life Skills
· Health & Sexuality
· Educational Enrichment
· Leadership & Community Action
· Sports & Adventure
· Arts & Cultural Heritage

How can you help?

There are many rewards to volunteering for Girls Inc. - whether as an activity specialist, a tutor, or a Friendship Connection Mentor. Girls Inc is also in need of Homework Tutors, Receptionists, and Translators. These are roles you can put your heart into, and most importantly, you will be making a positive difference in the life of a young girl.

No matter how you choose to volunteer, you will have the support of a staff committed to help make your volunteer experience a positive one. You can make a difference! Visit their website for application forms and further information on volunteering.
Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas
2040 Empire Central Drive
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 654-4530

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for being a Girls Inc. advocate! We appreciate you and all of our supporters for helping us inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold!