INSPIRING ALL GIRLS TO BE STRONG, SMART, AND BOLD
Girls Incorporated of Westchester County (GIWC) is an affiliate of Girls Incorporated, a 157 year old national nonprofit whose network of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serve girls ages 6-18 at more than 1,500 sites in 350 cities across the United States and Canada.
GIWC is a full-year empowerment and leadership development organization dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of girls. We seek to inspire all girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold! GIWC was established in 2007 and delivers girls-only programming in a safe and nurturing environment through our in-school and after-school program partners, in community centers and youth bureaus throughout Westchester County, and virtually through our wide-ranging online program options. Our evidence-based programming is delivered by trained professional Program Facilitators who focus on the development of the whole girl, supporting, mentoring, and guiding girls in an affirming, pro-girl environment. Here, girls learn to value their whole selves, discover and develop their inherent strengths, and receive the support they need to navigate the challenges they face.
Through our programs, girls learn to value themselves, take risks, and discover and develop their inherent strengths. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Girls Inc. girls live healthy and active lifestyles and are less likely to engage in risky behavior; they are eager to learn, successful in school, and more likely to graduate from post-secondary education; and they display diligence, perseverance, and resilience. Our programs build confidence, self-esteem, help girls avoid risky behavior, and helps girls see and realize the possibilities that are open to them for their future.
Girls Inc. Westchester is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible.