The overarching goal of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is to inspire and empower girls and young women to achieve personal, social, political, and economic success. All of our programs foster independence by exposing girls to a range of previously unimagined possibilities and by helping them avoid obstacles that could impede their success. Girls feel most empowered when they trust the adults in their lives who lead them to discover that their potential is limitless and that their accomplishments will always be celebrated. Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is committed to providing a safe, positive environment in which girls are encouraged to develop into productive and responsible adults.
This year, we celebrate our 50th anniversary supporting the community, from our humble beginnings as the Carpinteria Girls Club founded by Dorothy Campbell and Sara Ellinwood serving 33 girls in a one-bedroom house, to our incorporation in 1974, to breaking ground at our current Foothill Road facility in 1993. We now serve over 1,100 youth (girls and boys) through our campus-based and outreach programs, preparing them to grow up healthy, educated, and independent.
Your support makes a significant contribution in our ability to ensure girls and their families have access to our lifechanging programs, as well as sustains our presence in the community for many more years to come.