OUR MISSION IS TO INSPIRE ALL GIRLS TO BE STRONG, SMART, AND BOLD.

OUR VISION IS EMPOWERED GIRLS AND AN EQUITABLE SOCIETY.

Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We make an impact in the communities we serve by equipping girls with the skills and confidence to access a bright and economically-independent future. By focusing on the whole girl from ages 6-18, we provide life-changing after school programs and experiences that help girls grow up to be healthy, educated, and independent. Our trained volunteer leaders, research-based curricula, and pro-girl environment provide girls with the tools, confidence, and support to realize their own power.

The Girls Inc. Girls' Bill of Rights serves as the foundation for all of our advocacy efforts. These rights shape our responses to the difficult social issues facing girls and serve as a powerful platform for empowering girls. 


background

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. The national roots of Girls Incorporated® date back to the Industrial Revolution. Girls Incorporated® provides 90+ affiliate organizations across the U.S. and Canada with program research, development, training, and advocacy support. Today, our affiliate network serves 125,000 girls, ages 6-18, annually across the U.S. and Canada. 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.


Our Programs

Girls Inc. develops research-based, informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. Major programs address math and science education, pregnancy and drug abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, and sports participation.


FUNDING AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest is committed to maximizing our resources in benefit of the girls we serve and efficient use of our funding.