of Greater Philadelphia
and Southern New Jersey
Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold
Girls Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and empower all girls to be strong, smart and bold. We achieve this mission by addressing the unique needs of girls through outreach programming, advocacy, and education, including the development of mentoring relationships.
Girls Inc. programs for girls ages 6 - 18 focus on leadership and community service; science, technology and math; financial literacy; early reading literacy; sports; culture and heritage; promoting healthy lifestyles and decision making; and media literacy.
We have been working to empower girls in the Philadelphia region since 1961, originally as Teen Aid, Inc. and in 2002 we affiliated with Girls Inc. Over 2,000 girls participate in our programs annually.
1 in 4 girls will not finish high school.
78% of girls are unhappy with their bodies by age 17.
3 in 10 girls will become pregnant before age 20.
1 in 5 girls will be a victim of childhood sexual abuse.
Girls Incorporated® is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With roots dating to 1864 and national status since 1945, Girls Inc. has responded to the changing needs of girls through research-based programs and public education efforts that empower girls to understand, value, and assert their rights.Girls Inc. serves over 140,000 girls annually through 82 affiliates.