Girls Inc. of Sarasota County focuses 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.

Girls Inc. girls live healthy and active lifestyles and are less likely to engage in risky behavior; they are eager to learn, successful in school, and more likely to graduate from post-secondary education; they display diligence, perseverance, and resilience.

Watch the impact of Girls Inc. Sarasota

Positive Outcome
96% of Girls Inc. girls feel pregnancy would interfere with their schoolwork.

Girls increase their understanding of health issues affecting them, their families, and their communities. They develop the motivation and practical skills to take charge of their health today and throughout their lives.

Through Healthy Living programming girls:

Increase their level of physical activity and view their bodies more positively.

Positive Outcome
89% of Girls inc. girls find science or math interesting.

Girls participate in program activities and experiences that expand upon and support their school-based learning and engagement, and provide the assistance and guidance that may not be present at home.

Through Academic Enrichment and Support girls:

Improve their outlook and performance in school.

Positive Outcome
92% of Girls Inc. teens say they can use what they know to solve “real-life” problems in their communities.

Girls participate in program activities and experiences that build the learning, skills, and behaviors that increase confidence and resilience, enabling them to set and achieve their goals and lead productive, independent and fulfilling lives.

With Life Skills Instruction girls:

Improve their self and emotional control.

TThe Whole Girl Experience

 

PEOPLE

Trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships. Our staff take the time to engage with families, encourage girls to pursue leadership positions, and serve as role models.

 

ENVIRONMENT

Girls-only, physically and emotionally safe; where there is a sisterhood of support, high expectations, and mutual respect.

 

RESEARCH-BASED PROGRAMMING

Research-based, hands-on and minds-on, age-appropriate, meeting the needs of today’s girls. Our trained staff develop locally-focused programs that ensure girls are exposed to new experiences.