We offer a variety of programs for girls ages 6-18 at our Friends Center location. If you would like to register a girl for any of these Saturday or summer programs, please fill out the information inquiry here.


Discovery Program is designed for girls ages 6-8 years old to cultivate their leadership skills through literacy and healthy lifestyles activities. The girls are encouraged to investigate the world around them and gain confidence to create change within their community and lives. Discovery girls will ignite their inner power and be inspired to be strong, smart, and bold!

To learn more, contact Emily M. Rankin at GIPrograms@girlsincpa-nj.org 


Inspiring the next generation of female scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians

This semester’s theme: Science & Coding! 

STEM GEMS is a component of our Operation SMART program. Girls ages 9-11 participate in hands-on activities where they explore, ask questions, persist, and solve problems. Girls will learn to view STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers as exciting and filled with new opportunities. STEM GEMS will inspire girls to have fun while exploring chemistry, electrical engineering, environmental science, and media arts.

To learn more, contact Cherice Arrington, Education & Outreach Coordinator at carrington@girlsincpa-nj.org 

STEM GEMS is made possible by

Rising stars

Rising STARS is a leadership program for girls ages 11-14 designed to equip girls with the skills to investigate their rights and responsibilities, and create lasting social change within the community. Participants partner with professional and college mentors to complete a community action project. Through Rising STARS, girls will gain the confidence to dream big and achieve their goals.

To learn more, contact Brionna Pendleton at bpendleton@girlsincpa-nj.org


rising stars partner
Temple Law Alumni Association Women’s Leadership Initiative

ambassador club

Ambassador Club is a leadership program designed to prepare the next generation of future leaders with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed. This program is for girls in ages 15-18. Participants in the program work closely with Girls Inc. staff and mentors to develop valuable skills in public speaking, essay writing, college preparation, etiquette and building their brand..

For more information, contact Simone Roberts, Program Specialist for Ambassador Club and Literacy Initiative at sroberts@girlsincpa-nj.org


The ambassador club is supported by
The Fund for Children of the Philadelphia Foundation
New Century Trust


Summer Camp

In the summer of 2017, over 70 girls from the Greater Philadelphia region participated in six week-long summer programs:
  • MAGIC Camp
  • STEAM Camp
  • Fun & Fitness Camp
  • STEM University Camp
  • Media Literacy
  • WICT Career Exploration Summer Camp

They explored career paths in construction, STEM, media, fashion, and more. Girls had unique opportunities to go behind the scenes at Free People, hone their culinary skills with chefs from the Vetri Foundation, learn about investment management from Macquarie Investment Management professionals, and work alongside Drexel University professors in their laboratories, to name just a few of these extraordinary experiences.

Ready for Summer 2018?

If you are a parent or guardian of a girl already enrolled in a Girls Inc. program, attend an info session about this year’s summer camp on March 17, 2018 at the Friends Center!

 Get info here!
Thank you to our Summer 2017 Career Exploration Partners:
A Pomerantz & Co
Camden Aquarium
Carpenters Training Center
Cement & Plasterers Local 592
Drexel University
Eurofins, Inc.
Free People
Johnson & Johnson
Macquarie Investment Management
NAWIC Philadelphia
Painters & Allied Trades, DC21
Partners Consulting
Sprinkler Fitters Local 692
Steamfitter Local 420
Vetri Foundation
Are you interested in registering a girl for Summer Camp 2018 or participating as a partner? Contact Education and Outreach Coordinator,
Cherice Arrington at carrington@girlsincpa-nj.org