of Greater Philadelphia
and Southern New Jersey
Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold
Join us for SHE VOTES! Saturday, October 29, 2016 10am- 2pm
She Votes is an event that will empower girls in middle school and high school to become future activists, voters, and envision themselves as candidates for elected office. Participants will learn about the impact of politics on their lives by engaging in hands-on activities focused on the history of women in politics, the voting process, and leadership development. Morgan Cephas, Democratic Nominee for State Representative in the 192nd Legislative District and the Honorable Sheila Woods-Skipper, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas will participate in a panel to discuss their career paths, their role in the political process, and the importance of women in politics. The event will culminate in a mock presidential election in which girls will have the opportunity to vote on their candidate of choice.
She Votes is made possible with support from the Samuel S. Fels Fund.
For more information contact: Cherice Arrington firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re proud that Taylor from Girls Inc of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey spoke on a panel in September at the White House on trauma-informed school discipline. Harsh, punitive school discipline practices have led to dramatic increases in rates of suspension for girls, disproportionately girls of color, and placed them at greater risk of school dropout, sexual exploitation, and entering the juvenile justice system. We're grateful to be at the table as we work with legislators to create the supports necessary for girls to thrive in school and in life.
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Thank you for making our 14th annual Strong, Smart, and Bold Breakfast a success!
Once again WICT Philadelphia has selected Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey as their Gives Back charity of choice! Our affiliate will be recognized at the annual WICT Philly Gives Back event, on November 10, 2016. The grant will be used to support our Operation SMART STEM program. Click on the picture below to register.
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Local High School Student Selected as Girls Inc. National Scholar
Zaa’Raa Padgett, a member of Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and student at George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science in Philadelphia, has been chosen as a 2016 Girls Inc. National Scholar. Congratulations Zaa'Raa! Read the Press release here.