Girls Inc. offers life-changing programs that inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold. We proudly offer an unique combinattion of research-based Girls Inc. National Identity Programs and innovative site-specific programs. Through an intentional and compensatory approach, our programs are designed to address an identified need and provide girls with tools and education to compensate for the unique challenges they will face growing up female.
Girls Inc. National Identity Programs
OPERATION SMART® – Girls develop enthusiasm for and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through hands-on activities, girls explore, ask questions, persist, and solve problems. By interacting with women and men pursuing STEM careers, girls come to view these careers as exciting and realistic options for themselves.
ECONOMIC LITERACY® – Girls learn about money and the economy, including how to manage, invest, and save money and how to help others through philanthropy. As girls explore how the economy affects everyone locally and globally, they develop skills critical to being financially savvy and to becoming economically independent adults.
LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY ACTION® – A program designed for girls to build their leadership skills and create lasting social change through community action projects. Girls ages 9 to 11 celebrate the heritage of girls and women as leaders and develop awareness of themselves as community resources and trustees of the common good.
MEDIA LITERACY® – Girls increase their awareness of the scope and power of the media and the effects of media messages on girls and women. They learn to analyze what they see and hear in the media and advocate for change in entertainment, news, and advertising. As girls create media that are more realistic and reflective of their lives, they learn about careers and the positive use of media.
SPORTING CHANCE® – Girls build a foundation for enjoying physical activity, sports, and adventure throughout their lives. As girls develop movement and athletic skills, cooperative and competitive spirit, and healthy habits, they experience the benefits and excitement of taking positive risks that bolster their self-confidence and personal growth.
Mind+Body – Developed in response to girls’ increasing needs to access information and resources for building skills to appreciate, advocate for and promote their own healthy development. To help girls take charge of their own health, Mind + Body focuses on strengthening girls’ bodies and minds through separate “maps” where issue-specific curriculums and sessions can be identified. These maps are based on four issues research has identified to be most important in developing a strong minds and bodies: physical activity, nutrition and healthy eating, healthy stress management and positive body image.
Site Specific Activities – Our staff and volunteers are committed to aiding each girl to reach her fullest potential in her own unique way and empower girls as they become informed, well rounded and productive members of their community. Girls Inc. of Taunton provides girls with a safe and positive environment that fosters character development, self-confidence and encourages girls to make positive choices that impact their families, community and their future.