Monday, March 22, 2010

New Girls Inc. Research Study!

Girls Inc. Girls Shape the Future Study: Early Predictors of Girls' Adolescent Sexual Activity

The Girls Shape the Future study, conducted in collaboration with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (MPR), from 2001 to 2006, surveyed more than 800 adolescent girls over a three-year period from approximately sixth through ninth grades. The data presented here focus on sexual behavior and attitudes and challenge common perceptions about girls whose futures are considered at risk because of factors over which they have no control, such as their race, their family configuration, or their family’s economic status. The report also sheds important new light on risk and protective factors for girls’ early sexual activity.

To view this study, visit the About Girls Inc. section of or link directy to a PDF summary at

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Indianapolis--What a great city!
And what a great organization Girls Inc. is too!

Girls Inc. NSV got the opportunity to spend a week in this awesome city at the Girls Inc. National Resource Center (NRC) for Executive Leadership and Management Seminar (ELMS) training...
and what a whirlwind week it was!

The week included an intensive course in Girls Inc. history, impact, and future goals. We also had plenty of time to meet other affiliates, learn from their experiences, and work toward innovative ideas as a whole group. Everyone could feel the power of collective women and girls!

ELMS Class of 2010

The NRC building in Downtown Indianapolis is an incredible testiment to the good work Girls Inc. National has been doing since 1864 and full of useful resources for local affiliates, like Girls Inc. NSV.

The Girls Inc. NRC Library houses the largest collection of youth and girl focused literature in the US...and has some pretty powerful girl-focused materials on display throughout the building. It is hard not to feel like a part of something HUGELY IMPORTANT.

Thank you to Girls Inc. and all who attended for an inspiring and enlightening week!

Now it is time to look forward to Girls Inc. National Conference in Washington, DC April 2010...