Tori is in the 8th grade at WJ Christian School. Her favorite subject in school is Math. Tori enjoys singing in the choir and loves fashion and shopping. When she grows up, Tori wants to be a Pediatrician, because "during the summer I help my aunt with her daycare program. I love children". This is Tori's 6th year at Girls Inc. of Central Alabama. She says her favorite thing about Girls Inc. is, "I get to hang out with my friends and meet new people". Tori adds, "I like the different things they teach us. Like, in art, if you don't think you are a good artist, Ms. Terri (Arts and Crafts Program Instructor) will teach you to keep trying and you will progress into an artist".
January 23, 2016 - Teen Conference
April 9, 2016 - 6th Annual Cajun Cook-off
At Girls Inc., we strive to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We help girls reach their fullest potential by providing gender-specific, age-appropriate programming that teaches life skills and promotes healthy life choices. The Girls Inc. organization has been named one of the Top Five Youth Serving Nonprofits by Philanthropedia, a Guidestar publication.
In 2014, Girls Inc. of Central Alabama services were delivered to more than 4,600 Birmingham area girls. Our research-based programs focus on health and wellness, economic literacy, and career preparedness. We recognize that the climate for girls is always changing and we pursue programs that address the greatest needs for school-age girls in our community. We are committed to effectiveness measurement and collaboration in order to provide valuable services to as many girls as possible.
Strong, Smart Bold Teen Conference
The Strong, Smart and Bold Teen Conference will be held on Saturday, January 23 from 9am-2pm at Birmingham-Southern College. The event is free* for young women in 9th through 12th grade. Participants will attend a series of workshops that will provide the knowledge needed to make healthy and responsible choices and will empower them to strive for their goals. In addition to the workshops, attendees will also receive lunch and a swag bag filled with items and information to take home. Please click here to register for the conference. Contact Quiwintre Frye at email@example.com or 205-599-5548 with questions. Space is limited. *A $20 registration fee is required; however, this fee will be returned to participants upon completion of the conference in the form of a gift card.
Register for the Crestwood Center Winter Break Program
The Crestwood Center will hold a Winter Break program in December for girls ages 6-18. The program will operate from 7am - 6pm on December 21-23, 28-31. The theme this year is Winter Wonderland and activities will include science, math and technology, art, culture and heritage, culinary arts and nutrition, sports and health education, field trips and so much more! The cost is $75 + a $25 membership fee for new members. Please contact Mary Mullins, Center Director, at 205-599-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Registration ends on December 1, 2015.
Support the Children's Trust Fund by Purchasing a Specialty License Plate
The message should be clear. Prevention of child abuse and neglect is everyone's responsibility. When you buy a Children's Trust Fund specialty license plate, approximately 92% of the purchase price goes directly to fund community-based prevention programs in Alabama. These tags are available at every County Probate office and are tax-deductible. They can be personalized with any combination of six letters or numerals at no additional charge. However you decide to personalize your tag, the message is clear. Girls Inc. of Central Alabama is proud to be a Children’s Trust Fund partner!
Crestwood Center After School Program Now Registering
The Crestwood Center is currently accepting applications for the 2015 After School Program. The program will take place August 5th, 2015 - May 13th, 2016 from 3PM-6PM weekdays and will cost $525 for new members ($25 membership fee and $500 program fee) and $500.00 for current members if the $25 membership fee has already been paid for 2015. Activities include reading, science and math, dance, sports, and so much more. We currently provide transportation from the following schools: Avondale, Epic, Glen Iris, Huffman Middle, Martha Gaskins, North Roebuck, Phillips Academy, Putnam, W.J. Christian, Cornerstone, Smith, Grantswood, Irondale Community and Irondale Middle. For more information or to register, contact Angela Eakins at 205-599-5545 or email@example.com
- Girls have the right to be themselves and to resist gender stereotypes.
- Girls have the right to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm.
- Girls have the right to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success.
- Girls have the right to accept and appreciate their bodies.
- Girls have the right to have confidence in themselves and to be safe in the world.
- Girls have the right to prepare for interesting work and economic independence.