Girls have the right to be themselves and to resist gender stereotypes.
Girls Inc. sounds a consistent theme: every girl is to be honored and valued for who she is and welcomes all girls into our centers to expand their minds, strengthen their bodies, and fortify their spirits.
Girls have the right to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm.
Girls Inc. motivates girls to speak up for themselves in peer groups, in school, at home, and in the community. Safe, welcoming places in which girls are listened to by their peers and their mentors. Girls find their voices, build their communication skills, & learn to speak and advocate for themselves.
Girls have the right to accept and appreciate their bodies.
Girls Inc. encourages girls to embrace their bodies and be proud of their individual shapes, sizes, colors, abilities, and strengths. Girls learn how to be themselves, to thrive in their bodies, and to make healthy choices for their future.
Girls have the right to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success.
Girls are entitled to set their own expectations for themselves, and to take risks that expand their world and challenge them intellectually, emotionally, and physically. We place no assumptions or limitations on girls or their abilities, allowing them to discover their own strengths, talents, and dreams. Girls are encouraged to risk failure and to learn from their mistakes.
Girls have the right to prepare for interesting work and economic independence.
Every girl growing up today must plan to achieve economic self-sufficiency. As the nation’s leading advocate for girls,
Girls Inc. recognizes that economic literacy is an essential part of giving girls the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to achieve financial independence, and take charge of their lives.
Girls have the right to have confidence in themselves and to be safe in the world.
Girls Inc. strengthens girls with the knowledge and skills to live safer lives, and believes that girls have a right to move about freely in society, to participate in redefining the roles of women, and to change the policies, practices, and realities
that limit them. With new-found confidence, Girls Inc. girls talk smarter & stand taller as they stride down their chosen path.