Programs

Girls Incorporated 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 prevention, media literacy, adolescent health, substance abuse prevention and sports participation.

Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region includes the areas below in their free after-school programs each session. Girls Incorporated will also provide some of these programs at schools and community groups for a fee. For more information on how to bring intentional and educational programs for girls to your organization contact Girls Incorporated at 518-374-9800.

Operation SMARTSM
– Builds girls’ skills and interest in science, math, and technology. Hands-on activities give girls the opportunity to explore, ask questions, and solve problems. Components of Operation SMART include: Eureka!, Zelda, Gear Girl, Girls Dig It, Girls Link and Get Smart.

Leadership & Community Action

Media Litearcy
Girls Get the MessageSM

– A media literacy program that encourages girls to think critically about media messages and fosters their awareness of the scope and power of the media and its effects on girls and women. Girls gain media literacy skills that enhance their ability to critically examine and advocate for change in entertainment, news and advertising media.

Project Bold
– Strengthens girls’ abilities to lead safer lives. Girls develop strategies for self-defense (including physical techniques), for seeking out and talking with caring adults about personal violence, and for advocating on violence issues for girls and young women. Age-appropriate components include Action for Safety and Be Bold.

Economic Literacy
She’s on the MoneySM

– An economic literacy program that introduces girls as young as six to basic financial concepts, including money management and investment. The program explores how money affects us locally and globally as it fosters development of the skills needed to be financially self-sufficient.

Sporting ChanceSM
– Teaches basic skills and promotes interest in sports. The girls learn about female athletes and enjoy an environment where they can gain confidence in themselves and their team members. Programs include Girls enCourage, Bone Zone, Stepping Stones, and Bridges.

SteppingstonesSM – is for girls in kindergarten through second grade and is designed to promote skillful body movement and fitness.
BridgesSM – is for girls in third to fifth grade and builds upon steppingstones. Participants hone their skills, concentrate on teamwork, and begin to make sports activity a natural part of their daily lives.

Friendly PEERsuasion
Friendly PEERsuasion builds girls’ skills for resisting pressure to use harmful substances such as alcohol, tobacco, household chemicals and other drugs. The two-part substance abuse prevention program teaches girls ages 11 to 14 healthy ways to manage stress and confront peer, media and other pressures. The girls then assume roles as PEERsuaders for younger girls.

Healthy Sexuality
– A four step program for girls 9-18. It introduces physical and emotional changes, helps girls to “bust the myths,” practice saying “no” under pressure, and avoid health risks.

The Out of Bounds Adventure
– “To believe it is to experience it” The program is designed to help other organizations and business improve teamwork, goal setting, communication, problem solving, creativity, leadership and team morale.