Jacksonville, Fla. Dec. 22 – Girls Inc. of Jacksonville (GIJ) has been awarded a grant from The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation to support SAT and ACT preparation for girls in GIJ’s new Project Accelerate Program. GIJ will receive $25,000. Project Accelerate is a...
Click Here to View Our Full Newsletter International Day of the Girl 2022 On October 11th, Girls Inc. Jax girls across all our programs acknowledged and celebrated International Day of the Girl as we do every year. This year, however, the girls at one of our brand new...
Girls Inc. of Jacksonville Receives Ounce of Prevention Grant to Support Nutrition and Body-Health Programs
Girls Inc. of Jacksonville (GIJ) has been awarded a grant from the Ounce of Prevention Fund to support programming that will give girls in K - 5th grades access to nutrition and health lessons. GIJ will receive almost $110,000. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville will use this...
Affiliate City, Affiliate State- Oct. 14, 2022 - Girls Inc., the preeminent girls' leadership organization providing direct services and advocacy with and for girls, has launched its first-ever National Alumnae Association. Designed specifically for individuals across...
Girls Inc. of Jacksonville Receives United Way Grant to Support Career-Readiness Programs and Services
Jacksonville, Fla. Sept. 20 – The United Way of Northeast Florida selected Girls Inc. of Jacksonville (GIJ) as one of 13 organizations to invest in by supporting programs that increase opportunities for stable employment as well as offer career readiness, job training...
The Girls Inc. Experience
At Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, we believe that girls are innately powerful. Unfortunately, there are still many barriers to success that young women and girls, especially girls of color, face. From physical and social emotional obstacles, to inequities in educational opportunities and more, it is imperative that girls get access to the tools, and develop the persistence needed, to overcome these obstacles. This imperative is at the heart of Girls Inc. of Jacksonville’s mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold.
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted a two year, quasi-experimental research study with four Girls Inc. affiliates and their school districts. The goal was to examine the impact of the Girls Inc. Experience on participants’ academic and behavioral outcomes, compared to similar non-participating girls. The study found, on 24 dimensions, that Girls Inc. girls did significantly better than girls who had not had the Girls Inc. experience.
Among the complete findings, the AIR study reported:
- Girls Inc. girls are more likely than other girls to see themselves as leaders, with the skills and capabilities of influencing and improving their communities.
- Girls Inc. girls are more engaged in school, with better attendance rates and higher standardized math scores than their peers.
- Girls Inc. girls are better prepared for life after high school than their peers, particularly when exposed to college readiness programming.
- Girls Inc. girls were more likely to believe they could handle harder math or science content, and more likely to want a computer or science career.
- Girls Inc. girls were more likely to abstain from substance use compared to high school girls nationwide.
- Girls Inc. girls were 79% less likely to be involved with the juvenile justice system.
You can read the entire AIR Report here.