Girls Incorporated is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With National Girls Inc. roots dating back to 1864, and local roots dating back to the 1950s, Girls Inc. has responded to the changing needs of girls through award-winning, innovative afterschool and summer educational enrichment programs and through public education efforts that empower girls to understand, value, and assert their rights.
Girls Inc. programs for girls ages 4 ½ to 18 years old focus on science, math, and technology; economic and financial literacy; athletics; health and sexuality; culture and heritage; leadership and advocacy; and media literacy.
Every day, through our Santa Barbara Center, Goleta Valley Center, Gymnastics, Counseling, and Outreach Programs, Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara serves over 1,000 children. In addition, our Advocacy Press Life Skills materials can be accessed on-line free of charge.