Girls Inc. Strong, Smart, and Bold Programs

Girls Inc. equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers even as we work with them to advocate for change. We commit the collective resources of the Girls Inc. network to programs that uphold girls’ rights and provide them with crucial skills and support to be healthy, educated, and independent.

STRONG Programs

Girls Inc. Friendly PEERsuasion builds girls’ skills for resisting pressure to use harmful substances such as alcohol, tobacco, household chemicals, and other drugs.

Girls Inc. Healthy Sexuality assists girls in understanding and embracing sexuality with a positive, empowered approach that is built on a foundation of accurate information, cultural sensitivity, and values of inclusiveness and respect.

Girls Inc. Sporting Chance builds movement and athletic skills, cooperative and competitive spirit, health awareness, and interest in all sports as girls explore the benefits of an active lifestyle.

Girls Inc. Media Literacy encourages girls to think critically about media messages and fosters their awareness of the power of the media and its effects on girls.


Girls Inc.’s Early Literacy initiative is designed to help increase literacy rates, testing scores and foster a lifelong love of reading for participants in grades K-3.

Girls Inc. Economic Literacy introduces girls to basic economic and financial concepts, including money management, investments, and global economics.

Girls Inc. Operation SMART builds girls’ skills and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


Girls Inc. Project BOLD strengthens girls’ abilities to lead safer lives by developing strategies for self-defense, seeking out caring adults to help with personal violence, and advocating on violence issues.

Girls Inc. Leadership and Community Action builds leadership skills and creates lasting social change by partnering girls and women in community action projects chosen by girls.

Girls Inc. Career Exploration introduces girls to a board range of career options and professionals in those careers.