WHY GIVE TO GIRLS INC. PNW?

While only 49% of all high school girls in the US play on a sports team, 56% of Girls Inc. high schoolers play on one or more.

Girls Inc. high school youth use substances at lower rates than their peers.

Girls Inc. youth see themselves as leaders, with the skills and capabilities to influence and improve their local communities.

Girls Inc. youth are 79% less likely than other girls in similar settings to be involved with the juvenile justice system.

We are redefining gender roles and expectations, but we still have a lot of work to do. While hearing girls can be strong and smart, advertising and upbringing often give a different, undermining message. I live this as a female business owner in a male-dominated industry.

I give to Girls Inc. because I want to help change the paradigm. Gathering women together is a form of support, but surrounding them with a great message, tools for coping, and a strong vision will give them wings.

Wendy Marvin, Board Member