THE GIRLS INC. EXPERIENCE FOR YOUTHCONNECT MEMBERS
Girls in grades 7, 8, & 9 are invited to join a variety of activities throughout the school year, Monday – Friday 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Explore fun activities with friends and discover what makes you smile: swimming, dancing, theatre, expressive arts, teen-room with Wii, fitness programs, STEM projects, nutrition & fitness activities, and much more!
An annual registration fee of $25.00 is required and ensures participants the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as our other members.
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues girls face. Girls Inc. gives girls the right tools and support to succeed, including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment, peers who share their drive and aspirations, and research-based programming. At Girls Inc., girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields such as STEM.
Girls Inc. of Worcester is the oldest and only facility-based girls-only organization in Central Massachusetts serving girls ages 5 – 18, Monday through Friday at our facility located at 125 Providence Street.
THE GIRLS INC. DIFFERENCE
Today, girls continue to encounter significant obstacles to their well-being and success.
- 1 in 4 GIRLS will not finish high school.
- 78% OF GIRLS are unhappy with their bodies by age 17.
- 3 in 10 GIRLS will become pregnant before the age of 20.
- 1 in 5 GIRLS will be a victim of childhood sexual abuse.
Girls Inc. meets this challenge by helping girls explore and celebrate their strengths, their voices, who they are today, and who they will become.
Girls Inc. provides a holistic, in-depth approach that combines mentorship, programming, and a positive space. Grounded in a belief in girls’ rights and abilities, the Girls Inc. Experience inspires girls to develop and unleash their talents and strengths.