Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and boldTM. For over 149 years, Girls Incorporated has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas.
Nationally, Girls Incorporated serves 350,000 young people ages 6-18 at over 1,000 sites. 61% percent of the girls the organization serves belong to racial and ethnic minority groups; 62% percent come from families earning $20,000 or less; and over half are from single parent households, most of which are headed by women.
Today, innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent and fulfilling lives.
Girls’ Bill of Rights
- Girls have the right to be themselves and to resist stereotypes.
- Girls have the right to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm.
- Girls have the right to take risks, strive freely and take pride in success.
- Girls have the right to accept and appreciate their bodies.
- Girls have the right to have confidence in themselves and be safe in the world.
- Girls have the right to prepare for interesting work and economic independence.
Girls’ Rights Campaign
Girls Incorporated, the national organization for girls, is launching a two-year, multi media Girls’ Rights Campaign to help girls understand, value, and assert their basic rights as outlined in the organization’s Girls’ Bill of Rights.
The Girls’ Rights Campaign has signed on celebrities such as Jane Fonda, Star Jones, Nickelodeon’s Irene Ng and Janeane Garofalo to participate in print, radio and TV public service announcements promoting girls’ rights. Jane Fonda, Nickelodeon President Herb Scannell and author Barbara Taylor Bradford are campaign chairs.
The campaign will also include an action kit for girls, a Girls’ Bill of Rights poster, and a book, Empowering Girls: Inspiring Our Daughters to Be Strong, Smart and Bold.