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Fall 2021 After-school Programs

Registration is Open for K-12 grade girls to participate in our Fall 2021 after-school programs at our Albany and Schenectady centers. After-school programs start on Monday, September 13, 2021

Registration forms can be downloaded and dropped off (by appointment). OR emailed to [email protected]


2021 Celebration Luncheon

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

11:30 am – 1 pm

Glen Sanders Mansion

Join us to celebrate the launch of a new mentoring program, the Girls Inc. Council of Women for Girls. Meet the mentors, enjoy an inspiring keynote speech and remarks from our executive director. 

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Alicia Ouellette

President and Dean, Albany Law School

Proceeds will benefit Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region, inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

$65 – Early Bird (before August 20)

$65 – Young Professional (age 35 or under)

$75 – Patron

$150 (individual) or $225 (couple) – Honorary Committee

Join our Honorary Committee, chaired by Ellen Sax, by September 1 to be listed in the printed program.

$1,000 – Table Sponsorship (10 tickets, plus sponsor benefits)

August 20 – Early Bird deadline

September 1 – Honorary Committee deadline

September 10 – Final registration deadline

How to Register:

Mail: use the enclosed form and envelope

Online: [Insert Bloomerang URL]

Scan this QR code to register faster!

Special thanks to our sponsors:

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Summer Fun Camp 2021

Girls Inc.’s Summer Fun Camp starts July 6th, for girls, Kindergarten- 8th grade.

Monday- Friday, July 6th- August 13th, 9am-5pm

What does Camp Include?

Check out our Summer Fun Program Page for more details and to download an application


Happy Galentine’s Day

Send a Galentine’s Video Message to Your Gal Pal  ❤


Your bestie will receive a special video shout-out from a Girls Inc. Girl via email by Saturday, February 13 and you will earn the title of BFF while supporting girls in your local community. 

Completed forms must be received by February 10.


With a donation of $10, we will email an empowering video message from a Girls Inc. Girl to your favorite gal pal. https://gigcr.ejoinme.org/?tabid=455724


With a donation of $25, we will email a personalized one-of-a-kind video message from a Girls Inc. Girl to your BFF. https://gigcr.ejoinme.org/?tabid=455724


February 13 may be Galentine’s Day, but at Girls Inc., we celebrate the importance of female friendships 356!
Thanks to our donors, we are able to continue offering high-quality, Girls Inc. programming at our centers in Albany and Schenectady and continue inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. 


Spring 2021 After-School Programs

Registration starts January 4, 2021 for K-12 grade girls to participate in our Spring 2021 after-school programs at our Albany and Schenectady centers. Space is limited due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, so register quickly! After-school programs start on January 11th.

Registrations forms can be filled out online, downloaded, and emailed to our staff. Get all the details:

http://girlsinccapitalregion.org/programs/schenectady

http://girlsinccapitalregion.org/programs/albany/


Fuel Her Fire Goes Virtual

Join us on October 21 from the comfort of your own home for a powerful 1-hour Fuel Her Fire Virtual Event. The event gives viewers a “behind the scenes” look at what the Girls Inc. Experience is all about. Hear from our girls, families, staff, and community partners involved in our programming and why it’s important for our Capital Region communities. The event will stream live from 7:30-8:30 pm on our Facebook page and through our Youtube Channel. We hope to see you there!

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Fall After-School Programs

Registration is underway for K-12 grade girls to participate in our fall after-school programs at our Albany and Schenectady centers. Space is limited due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, so register quickly! Schenectady after-school programs begin September 21 and Albany after-school programs begin September 29. Registrations forms can be filled out online, downloaded, and emailed to our staff. Get all the details:

Albany Information and Registration Forms
Schenectady Information and Registration Forms


Register for Girls Inc. Eureka!

Girls heading into 8th grade can register now for our FREE Eureka! program. This unique 5-year program in conjunction with the University at Albany, provides girls with a gentle introduction to STEM learning, personal development, sports/physical activity, mentorship, and career exploration. The Eureka! program is designed to prepare girls for the next step in their education after high school. Girls have tremendous opportunities to learn more about themselves and the world around them in a sisterhood of peers. Applications are available now!


A Letter to our Capital Region Girls Inc. Community

To our Girls Inc. Friends, Families, Supporters, and Partners:

We are heartbroken. We are heartbroken for George Floyd and his family, and for people of color all across this country – and the world – who have been scarred by racism. We are horrified and angered by the racial injustice and inequality that remains prevalent in our society. It’s easy to feel helpless during a time when fear, rage, and grief can undermine our ability to enact lasting change.

But we feel hopeful and empowered – particularly by young people – rising up in peaceful protest and using their voices to say “enough.” We are reminded that the work we do every day at Girls Inc. is a vehicle for change, as we mentor and inspire girls to share their own voices with the world and be heard. We believe girls are powerful and we remain focused on helping them stand up for what they believe in and become role models in their schools and communities.

We stand beside our girls in helping them establish a vital foundation for healthy habits – learning to value themselves and make positive choices – ensuring they grow up and remain strong. We are resolute in ensuring girls develop the skills and mindsets needed to overcome serious challenges, debate charged situations, and to set and achieve their goals. We work hard to address the systematic barriers that hold girls back and give them the tools for civic engagement. The programming we provide builds safe spaces and fosters long-term mentoring relationships for girls to develop their strengths, learn lasting skills, and take charge of their futures. From healthy decision-making and critical thinking to perseverance and leadership, we advance and invest in their success.

The girls we serve need to grow up believing the world can be changed and that they are influencers of that change. Recent events force us to face the harsh and uncomfortable reality that we still do not live in an equitable world. But every day is an opportunity to create one by empowering and educating the generations who will follow us.

Ashli Fragomeni
Executive Director
Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region


2020 Summer Fun Experience

Register your K-8th grade girl by June 22 for the 2020 Summer Fun Experience! The Summer Fun Experience begins on July 6 and ends on August 14.

Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region’s summer programming will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Summer Fun Experience for girls grades K-8 will be a hybrid of hands-on programming from home and occasional field trips as area businesses and attractions reopen.

“Despite Governor Cuomo’s recent announcement permitting day camps to open, we know that parents still have some hesitancy and social distancing concerns,” said Ashli Fragomeni, Girls Inc.’s Executive Director. “The health and safety of the girls and families we serve remain our top priority.”

Normally, our two centers in Albany and Schenectady provide an in-person day camp in July and August with trained staff and a weekly fee for participants. This year, we have reimagined how to temporarily provide the programming without the daily face-to-face component, and we are offering the new Summer Fun Experience for FREE to girls grades K-8.

“Our goal is to connect with as many Capital Region girls as possible,” said Fragomeni. “With the many social and economic challenges that COVID-19 has placed on our local communities, we’re thrilled that our supporters have made it possible for us to provide this free opportunity to girls during this unprecedented time.”

The Girls Inc. Summer Fun Experience is a 6-week program that offers themed activity bags every week for pick-up in the Schenectady and Albany centers. The bags include weekly snacks and all the supplies needed for immersive activities on a variety of topics that allow girls to explore, discover, and imagine. From learning about animals and gems to exploring future careers, or the way chemistry impacts baking, girls will have fun while learning. As corresponding field trips are scheduled, parents and guardians will be notified.

The deadline to register a K-8th grade girl is June 22. The Summer Fun Experience begins on July 6 and ends on August 14. Get all the detailed information and application.