Girls Inc. of Jacksonville Programs
As a local affiliate of our national organization, we have access to Girls Inc. Programs and initiatives that are researched, developed and/or tested by Girls Inc. National.
We have prioritized the programming that will be our focus for the next three years based on the unique needs and interests of our community. We have three unique and age-appropriate programs in partnership with local schools. We also offer a summer camp program as well as a mentoring program that continues throughout the school year.
At Girls Inc. of Jacksonville we happily accept all young people who identify as a girl into our programming.
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic and social barriers. Throughout the school year, girls participate in our researched-based programming focused on our core values of Strong, Smart, & Bold. Girls also receive structured programming to increase reading literacy and daily homework assistance. Snacks and dinner service are provided during programming.
After School Programming takes place:
Monday - Friday
2:45 - 6 pm
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Middle School Program
For many years, Girls Inc. of Jacksonville has had an “outreach” component that delivered health and well-being programming to girls through a myriad of venues. Going forward, we will focus on delivering Girls Inc. Identity programs girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grades through partnering with Duval county public schools.
High School Program
Girls Inc. of Jacksonville equips girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated, and independent adults. Our high school program focuses on college and post-secondary education preparedness, career discovery and education and life skills development.
We have restructured our summer camp program to focus on preventing Summer Learning Loss – a huge issue for low-income children. More than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities. As a result, low-income youth are less likely to graduate from high school or enter college.