This Year's Project: Toolbox
About Our Organization
The mission of Girls Inc. is "Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold." Girls Inc. focuses on the development of the whole girl. She learns to value herself, take risks, discover and develop her inherent strengths. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a girls-only and pro-girl environment with research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.
Toolbox is a 4-week skilled trades camp for up to 40 girls ages 8 to 14 launching in the summer of 2022. For most girls, the camp will be their first in-depth experience with tools, safety protocols, tours of local industries, and role models who are females in skilled trades. Tools, equipment, and supplies are needed to create a workshop where girls will gain the skills, experience, and confidence to master their future! Items funded through The Siouxland Big Give include:
-tools such as hammers, drills, levels, handtools, etc.
-materials and supplies including bits, nails, screws, concrete, wood, and more
-safety equipment such as helmets, gloves, ear and eye protection, et al.
Scholarships, programming, and greatest need
While Girls Inc. girls come from all walks of life, many families face financial challenges that make even the low cost of our program out of reach. Your support ensures that Girls Inc. can prepare every girl, no matter their background, for a strong, smart, and bold future.