The research department, based at the Girls Inc. National Resource Center in Indianapolis, Indiana conducts, commissions and synthesizes research about girls and young women in the United States. Our research is the foundation for Girls Inc. program development and advocacy. The National Resource Center provides information to educators and practitioners, parents and policy makers, girls and young women. We use our extensive library and high-speed access to resources on the web to produce fact sheets, resource lists and recommended websites on topics affecting the lives of girls and young women.

Our research-based programs include:

Career Exploration

Fee For Service Programs


Operation SMART

Girls Get the Message

Project BOLD

She’s on the Money

Summer Fun

Sporting Chance

The Out of Bounds Adventure