Toymaker K’nex donates thousands worth of building sets to Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. Visits 6ABC
Executive Director Dena R Herrin Interviewed for Comcast Newsmakers
Career Exploration Partner Testimonials
In December, Discovery and BOLD Futures girls got hands-on STEM experience with K’NEX. Our first through third graders celebrated diversity at a festive tea party with The Black Doll Affair. In January, nearly 80 girls participated in a Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and built “little libraries” for local schools and communities in partnership with The Carpenters’ Apprentice School, The Finishing Trades Institute, and GEM Mechanical Services, Inc. The girls marched in solidarity in the Women’s March down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
In October, nearly 100 girls participated in She Votes, an educational day to learn all about government, civic issues, voting, and local representatives. Six Ambassadors were invited to the One Day Immersion conference in New York, NY to represent the affiliate and accept a STEM grant. Macquarie Investment Management hosted the girls at the National Squash Open to learn about the sport, meet the players, and have some fun on the court. The girls helped Free People kick off their #MovingTogether campaign at the company’s headquarters. Several Ambassadors attended the Women’s Conference and heard keynote speaker Michelle Obama present. In November, Girls Inc. girls of all ages were invited to the WICT Philly Gives Back fundraiser to introduce the honorees and network with guests.
The girls participated in six weeks of action-packed summer camp, filled with Career Exploration days, STEM activities, and field trips. Corporate partnerships included: 6ABC, A. Pomerantz & Co, ARRIS, Comcast, Drexel University, Eurofins, Free People, IBM, Interface, Johnson & Johnson, Macquarie Investment Management, NAWIC Philadelphia, Partners Consulting, Vetri Foundation, Vynamic, and Weblinc.