In partnership with schools and community organizations, we focus on the development of the whole girl. She learns to value herself, take risks, and discover and develop her inherent strengths. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.
Who We Are
Since 2007, Girls Inc. of SE Wisconsin has inspired girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold. We provide girls throughout Southeast Wisconsin with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues girls face. Girls Inc. gives girls the tools and support they need 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, and see college as attainable. Our programming focuses on healthy living; academic enrichment and support; and life skills and independence.
“Girls Inc. made me a better, smarter, stronger, and more self-confident woman.” – Ghita, age 15
What We Do
Our learning programs are experiential and fun. Girls often say that their time at Girls Inc. is when they feel the safest, both physically and emotionally. Learning is supported by field trips, community projects, arts and crafts, special mentoring and other techniques where girls experience the culture and diversity that make Southeast Wisconsin unique, as they interact with role models. Our research-based programs are developed by the Girls Inc. National Resource Center and other Girls Inc. affiliates, and are tailored to meet the needs of Southeast Wisconsin girls.
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“Girls Inc. is a place where I can be myself without worrying about being judged.” – Ariana, age 14
Who We Serve
In school year 2018-19, we worked with 2,000 plus unique girls throughout Southeast Wisconsin. Girls Inc. of Southeast Wisconsin works with girls ages 5-18 from across Southeast Wisconsin. These girls are reflective of the Southeast Wisconsin community.
Self-identified racial/ethnic profile:
36% African American, 35% White, 25% Hispanic/Latina, 3% Asian American, and 1% Native American.
No one is turned away due to lack of ability to pay.