Four Girls Inc. National Scholars met with two staffers from First Lady Michelle Obama's office to present findings of a project in which girls across the country examined the resources available in their communities to encourage physical activity and the things that prevent girls from using these resources.
Watch videos of the girls sharing their experiences at the meeting. Then, check out the findings of this project on an interactive map.
be themselves and to resist gender stereotypes.
express themselves with originality and enthusiasm.
take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success.
Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization that has been in the business of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold for a long time—146 years! Girls Inc. offers afterschool programs in nearly 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Girls Inc. programs give girls the knowledge, skills, and attitude to challenge the gender stereotypes that are often forced upon them by society. To put it simply: Girls Inc.
Bria, a 16-year-old girl from Girls Inc. of New York City, reported live from the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, where world leaders meet every year to come up with unique solutions to some of our world's most challenging problems. This year, Girls Inc. was featured for our commitment to give girls the education, training, and opportunities to pursue fields in math, science, technology and engineering. Check out Bria's report from the three-day-long event.