OUR MISSION IS TO INSPIRE GIRLS TO BE STRONG, SMART, AND BOLD.
OUR VISION IS EMPOWERED GIRLS AND AN EQUITABLE SOCIETY.
OUR GIRLS & PROGRAMS
Our gender-specific programs and research-based curricula provide girls, ages 6-18, with the confidence and self-esteem to access a bright and economically-independent future.
You can help our Pacific Northwest girls realize their power as a volunteer, mentor, or donor.
Girls Inc. empowers girls to succeed and overcome challenges
Girls continue to encounter significant obstacles to their well-being and success.
ONLY 4.6% OF CEOS OF FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES ARE FEMALE
3 IN 10 GIRLS WILL BECOME PREGNANT BY THE AGE OF 20
ONLY 2.4% OF DOCTORATES OF STEM-RELATED FIELDS ARE HELD BY WOMEN OF COLOR
1 IN 5 GIRLS WILL BE A VICTIM OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE
The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that - together - empowers girls to succeed. The people are trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships, and peers who share their drives and aspirations.
The environment is girls-only, physically and emotionally safe; there is a sisterhood of support, high expectations, and respect.
The programming is research-based, hands-on, minds-on, and meets the needs of today's girls to provide the age-appropriate information and knowledge so girls can make decisions leading to healthy lives; succeed academically; and develop life skills to prepare for adulthood.
ABOUT GIRLS INC. OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest is an affiliate of Girls Incorporated, a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that engages communities across the U.S. and Canada to inspire girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold. Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest has been providing programming to girls, ages 6-18, in the greater Portland area since 1998 as a local grass-roots organizations originally known as Girls Initiative Network. We became an affiliate of the national organization, Girls Incorporated®, in 2005. All Girls Inc. programs are designed to empower girls with the skills, tools, and self-confidence they need to become leaders in their communities, learn to use their voices for change, and grow into economically-independent women.