Giving girls a brighter future.

Girls Inc. of San Diego County inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold by providing hundreds of girls each year with life-changing support and real solutions to the unique issues they face. By providing no-cost, research-based programming the organization helps girls in the county overcome gender, economic and social barriers so they may see college as attainable, resist peer pressure and explore professional fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.).

Led by professionals who mentor and guide them, girls receive the right tools and support in a safe, girls-only environment with peers who share their drive and aspirations. Programs are hosted at schools, community centers and activity rooms in residential communities. Programing is on nine different focus areas:

• Economic Literacy
• Operation SMART (S.T.E.M. program)
• Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy
• Media Literacy
• Friendly PEERsuasion
• Leadership and Community Action
• Project BOLD
• Sporting Chance
• Mind + Body

In February, Girls Inc. of San Diego County will begin its Professional Women’s Speaker Series – a quarterly event wherein strong, smart and bold women in San Diego share the journeys they have taken to career success.

The new year will also bring new opportunities for any girls in San Diego to participate in Girls Mean Business: S.T.E.M., an educational series for girls and their parents that encourages interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These workshops include speakers with jobs in industries such as biotech, medicine, architecture, civil engineering, marine biology and more, followed by a hands-on activity related to the S.T.E.M. field. Inspiring role models from the community are encouraged to volunteer as speakers and companies are invited to sponsor girls to attend these workshops.