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

In 2011, the United Nations established October 11th as International Day of the Girl to raise awareness about the unique challenges facing girls and women worldwide. Our 2021 theme celebrates the #GirlsIncDifference. We’ll explore how the Girls Inc. Experience (people + programming + environment) is unique in organizations serving girls and non-binary youth, and therefore creates the #GirlsIncDifference! Help us celebrate by joining a peer-to-peer fundraising team, becoming a Team Captain, or giving to an individual/team.

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