Girls Inc. of Holyoke
Today, girls continue to encounter significant obstacles:
- 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 the age of 20.
- 1 IN 5 GIRLS will be a victim of childhood sexual abuse.
Girls Inc. girls are:
Strong: Girls gain knowledge to embrace physical activity, positive body image, and nutrition while decreasing or delaying substance use and risky sexual activity.
Smart: Girls increase their love of learning, improve performance in school, and aspire to and plan for education beyond high school.
Bold: Girls build life skills to set and achieve goals and increase resilience in the face of obstacles to live productive and fulfilling lives.
Please help local girls join our program.