Inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold
Draper James Summer Internship
Each summer, the Draper James flagship store in the trendy 12th Avenue South neighborhood opens its doors to at least two Girls Inc. high school students for a paid internship. Our girls get an up close and personal look at the fashion retail industry (as well as Nashville’s booming tourism industry). They’ve even been lucky enough to meet Draper James founder and Oscar-winning actress and producer Reese Witherspoon. Girls Inc. students from one of our six Metro Nashville Public high schools are invited to apply.
Click here to download our informational flier.
E-mail Girls Inc. Director Vanessa Johnson to receive an application form.
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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.
Jaida Kline, Hunters Lane graduate
In the Press
- Girls Inc. Partners with Dell – NewsChannel5 [VIDEO]
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
Madison Middle School
Maplewood High School
Margaret Allen Middle School
Moses McKissack Middle School
Pearl-Cohn High School
Paragon Mills Elementary
West End Middle School
Whites Creek High School
Wright Middle School