Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.
For 50 years, Girls Inc. of San Diego has been providing our comprehensive approach to whole girl development. This is a critical moment for our society. The importance of naming and overcoming gender inequity is front-and-center as one of the most critical issues of our time. Girls today face vast and often intersecting challenges and barriers to academic and career success, such as inequalities associated with race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and socio-economic status.
Many promising young women, especially those growing up in poverty, are at risk of being excluded from critical education and employment opportunities before they even reach high school. GISD empowers girls to overcome barriers and reach their full potential through programming that provides the chance to explore and grow through three program areas:
STRONG programs focus on Mind + Body wellness, positive body image, stress management, and resisting peer pressure - we lay a foundation of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
SMART programs support girls’ academic success by providing hands-on, mentor-driven explorations of STEM fields along with college and career readiness
BOLD programs empower girls become leaders and enact positive change through civic engagement and social justice efforts