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!, Girls Dig It, Girls Link and Get Smart. Click Operation SMART to find out more about the program.

Leadership & Community Action:

Girls build leadership skills and create lasting social change through community action projects. With support from women in their communities, girls celebrate the heritage of girls and women as leaders of social change agents and realize their own power as community resources and trustees of the common good. Click Leadership & Community Action to find out more about the program.

Media Literacy
Through Girls. Inc. Media Literacy, girls increase their awareness of the scope and power of the media and the effects of media messages on girls and women. Click Media Literacy to find out more about the program.

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. Click Project Bold to find out more about the program.

Economic Literacy
The ability to use basic economic concepts to make decisions about earning, saving, spending, and sharing money is a skill. Through Girls Inc. Economic Literacy Program girls learn about money and the economy, including how to manage, invest, and save money. Click Economic Literacy to find out more about the program.

Sporting ChanceSM
Through Girls Inc. Sporting Chance, girls build a foundation for enjoying sports, adventure and physical activities throughout their lives. Girls develop movement and athletic skills, cooperative and competitive spirit, and healthy habits. Click Sporting Chance to find out more about the program

Friendly PEERsuasion
Friendly PEERsuasion develops the skills of girls ages 11 to 14 to resist pressure to use harmful substances, such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and household chemicals. Friendly PEERsuasion targets the years during which girls begin to more fully experience and respond to influence and pressure from their peers. During, the program, girls build their knowledge and skills for resisting negative peer pressure and unhealthy ways to respond to stress.

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. Click Healthy Sexuality to find out more about the program.

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. Click Out of Bounds to find out more about the program.