New Girls Inc. facility upgrades
Girls Inc. is moving on August 13! The organization has outgrown the current facility and in order to expand programs and organizationally it was paramount to find an alternative space.
The new building has ample space to grow. Girl’s Inc.’s new home has two levels. Upstairs has multiple offices for space to grow the organization, a board room to host board and event meetings, and a large room to be able to have in house programming. In the basement there is a craft room with 3 walls of storage for craft supplies, additional storage for event supplies and a kitchen suited to grow our healthy body and food programs. Although the new space is better suited to Girls Inc.’s needs, the building, and more specifically, the basement will need some renovations.
A little more about Girls Inc.:
Girls Inc.’s research-based programming is delivered by trained professionals who focus on the development of the whole girl, supporting, mentoring, and guiding girls in an affirming, pro-girl environment. Here, girls learn to value their whole selves, discover and develop their inherent strengths, and receive the support they need to navigate the challenges they face.
Through programs, girls also increase their understanding of health issues affecting them, their families, and their communities. They develop the motivation and practical skills to take charge of their health today and throughout their lives.
They participate in program activities that expand upon and support their school-based learning and engagement, and provide the assistance and guidance that may not be present at home. Activities include building social media awareness; economic literacy; developing leadership skills through mentoring; learning how to be safe and advocating on violence issues; anti-bullying; healthy eating; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM); learning about positive body image; self-defence; sports; and homework help.
Funded by Newmarket, ON (August 2020)