Impact Stories



Journi has been a Girls Inc. girl since she was 12 years old. When she first arrived, she was shy and reserved. Journi has always loved to learn, especially about civics and history, but her quiet nature held her back from fully participating in class.

Journi’s Girls Inc. Experience

After six years with Girls Inc., Journi has truly blossomed. The once soft-spoken girl has developed into a driven young woman willing to be an advocate for herself and others. Her journey of growth is possible thanks to the transformative Girls Inc. Experience. With a pro-girl environment, research-based programming, and supportive relationships, Girls Inc. equips girls like Journi to navigate gender, economic and social barriers.

While Journi has gained confidence since coming to Girls Inc., she, like many teens, was not fully prepared for 2020. Girls Inc. is meeting the moment as girls face a global pandemic, racial injustice, and online schooling. From a paid internship to providing ACT prep, Girls Inc. is helping Journi define her own path as she travels through this difficult year towards a brighter future. Our work would not be possible without your support.