To inspire all girls to be strong, smart,
and bold and to respect themselves and the world around them.
The Big Idea
Growing Together is a Girls Inc. program
designed to increase positive communication between girls ages 9-12 and their
mothers (or another significant adult like a sister, aunt, grandma or dad).
Girls Inc. hopes to support girls and their moms by creating a safe space
where they come together once a week for five weeks. At these meetings, they
will partake in a series of diverse activities and learn about different
topics that can assist in the changes they are or will be going through.
Through the program, girls gain valuable life experience, problem-solving
strategies, positive communication skills, knowledge about their health and
changes in their bodies, and the importance of values and setting goals.
My experience with Girls Inc. was
amazing. I am a very outspoken person but my daughter is not—she is the
complete opposite. She would rather just not talk about things that would
make her uncomfortable, but ever since we did Girls Inc., all of that changed.
She became more outspoken and [the program] helped me better communicate with
her in a way that would not make her uncomfortable. Being able to participate
in the activities where we got to practice our problem-solving skills,
learned about health together, and even shared our goals and dreams; we feel
more connected with each other and have made it a goal to spend more time
with one another.
- Karina Rangetl