Girls Inc.

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Inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold

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About Girls Inc. at YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee

Using hands-on, research-based programming, Girls Inc. empowers girls to succeed. Trained staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe – where girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive and mutual respect.

The skills and knowledge students learn in Girls Inc. equips them to to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance. Girls learn about a variety of topics that directly impact their lives and futures, including:

  • how to lead healthy and physically active lives
  • money management and financial literacy
  • navigate media messages and the portrayal of women’s bodies
  • discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math
  • prepare for college and professional scenarios

YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee proudly offers Girls Inc. at twelve Metro Nashville Public Schools. To date, more than 4,000 girls have been impacted with life-changing experiences and personal mentorship since we became the Girls Inc. affiliate in Middle Tennessee in 2008.

We do not discriminate or exclude girls from our programming based on their gender identity or gender expression.

Girls Inc. has changed my mind and my life for the better. I’ve made new friends and mentors. I’ve learned how to deal with my emotions. I’ve learned how to financially take care of myself. Without Girls Inc. I think it would’ve been way harder for me to become the beautiful young lady I am today. I truly believe that I am STRONG, SMART, AND BOLD.
Jaida Kline, Hunters Lane graduate
The Sisterhood of Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. Clubs in Metro Nashville Public Schools

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How You Can Help

Every dollar helps.
We serve hundreds of girls each year between school programming and our spring break and summer break camps. All money raised for Girls Inc. goes directly to making more girls strong, smart, and bold. Donate now.

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Interested in volunteering?
We rely on volunteers to help us with our Girls Inc. spring break and summer camps, and will soon launch a volunteer mentoring program. Contact Allison Adams via email or phone at 615-983-5144 to learn about current opportunities.

Want additional information on Girls Inc?
Contact Vanessa Helbig Johnson via email or phone at 615-983-5126.

Girls Inc. Schools

Antioch High School

Antioch Middle School

Apollo Middle School

Buena Vista Elementary

Glencliff High School

Hillsboro High School

Hunters Lane High School

Jere Baxter Middle School

Lakeview Elementary

Madison Middle School

Maplewood High School

Margaret Allen Middle School

Moses McKissack Middle School

Pearl-Cohn High School

Shwab Elementary

Stratton Elementary

West End Middle School

Whites Creek High School

Wright Middle School