The Girls Inc. Experience empowers girls to succeed. Girls Inc. provides girls with trusting, mentoring relationships; a girls-only environment, and research-based, hands-on programming. Three critical goals drive our programming – that girls lead healthy lives, succeed academically, and have life skills needed that prepare them for adulthood. To meet our goal of girls leading healthy lives, we work to ensure that girls have the skills, knowledge, and support to take charge of their health and increase healthy behaviors throughout their lives.

community based programs

Girls Inc. programming is offered in community spaces throughout Leeds-Grenville, allowing close to 400 girls to participate in the Girls Inc. experience in their home community.  In the past programs have been offered in Athens, Brockville, Portland, Prescott, Kemptville, Lansdowne, Spencerville, Cardinal and Gananoque. We offer regular programming geared to girls ages 6-13 years.

 

Summer Programs 2019

This summer we are offering 2 different themes for our camps.  Blast Off with Girls Inc. will offer activities inspired by strong women who study the skies, and Go Wild with Girls Inc. will offer animal inspired activities.

Camps are a girls only environment for campers aged 6-13 years old

All camps are from 9 am to 4 pm – No before or after care is available

Camps cost $150 for 1 week or $250 for any 2 weeks   Full and Partial Subsidies are available upon request

To Register
  1. Complete the registration form by downloading the fillable PDF, fill in and save or print and fill in
  2. Send by E-mail to admin@uppercanada.girls-inc.org or call 613-345-3295 x 100.
  3. Let us know which week you are registering and that’s it!
Payment
  1. We accept e-transfer to admin@uppercanada.girls-inc.org
  2. Credit card over the phone
  3. Bring cash or cheque to first day of camp
  4. If you would like to discuss our full or partial subsidies please call or email
Blast off with Girls Inc

Brockville    Complete
First Presbyterian Church
10 Church St.
July 15th – July 19th

Kemptville    Complete
Kemptville Pentecostal Church
1964 County Rd. 43
July 8th – July 12th

Prescott
Leo Boivin Community Centre
444 Prince St.
August 12th – August 16th

Gone Wild with Girls Inc

Brockville  FULL
First Presbyterian Church
10 Church St.
July 29 – August 2

Kemptville
Kemptville Pentecostal Church
1964 County Rd. 43
August 19 – 23

Gananoque    On Now
Lou Jeffries Arena
600 King St. E
July 22 – 26

 

In-School

Programs are offered in schools all across Leeds and Grenville, as part of the regular school day. Last year 18 schools from two local school boards partnered with Girls Inc. to offer students in their schools this opportunity. Programs are available for all age groups for 15-25 girls. To find out how to bring Girls Inc. to your school please contact Girls Inc. at (613) 345-3295.

Girls Inc. Friendly PEERsuasion

The Girls Inc. Friendly PEERsuasion program consists of 10-1 hour sessions, delivered to groups of 10-25 Grade 5-6 and Grade 7-9 girls on a weekly basis.

This program has been correlated with the Ontario Curriculum and is being evaluated locally. The curriculum correlation and the evaluation results from the pilot sites are available upon request.

Economic Literacy

The Girls Inc. Economic Literacy Program enhances girls’ financial competence and confidence, empowers girls to recognize early on that they can exercise control over their financial future, and promotes within girls a sense of economic justice.

This program consists of 10-1 hour sessions delivered to groups of up to 25 girls, ages 11-14, on a weekly basis.

EQUAL EARNERS, SAVVY SPENDERS

The Girls Inc. Equal Earners, Savvy Spenders helps girls learn broad financial and economic concepts, such as wants and needs, career development, banking skills, loan applications, credit cards, investment risks vs. return, consumer tips, media literacy, labour law, taxes and government services, philanthropy, global economics, and fitting a career into a full, well rounded life.

Equal Earners, Savvy Spenders consists of 10- 1 hour sessions, delivered to groups of 10-25 Grade 7-9 girls on a weekly basis.

Project Bold

Through Girls Inc. Project BOLD®, girls learn skills and strategies to lead safer lives in their homes, in relationships, in their communities, and online. Girls learn specific self-defense techniques and how to seek out and talk to caring adults about personal and gender-based violence.

Be BOLD

Be BOLD, for girls ages 6 to 8, builds girls’ skills and personal power for avoiding or dealing with hurtful or dangerous situations and assists them in identifying resources that contribute to their safety.

This program consists of 8-1 hour sessions delivered to groups of 7-18 girls on a weekly basis.

Living Safe & Strong

Living Safe & Strong, for girls ages 12 to 14, continues discussion of gender violence issues, reinforces and provides additional safety strategies and self-defense skills for teen girls, and introduces them to community experts and resources.

This program consists of 12-1 hour sessions delivered to groups of 10-25 girls on a weekly basis.

Operation SMART

Girls Inc. Operation SMART® develops girls’ enthusiasm for and skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Through hands-on activities, girls explore, ask questions, persist, and solve problems. By interacting with women and men pursuing STEM careers, girls come to view these careers as exciting and realistic options for themselves.

Media Literacy

Girls Inc. Media and me

The Girls Inc. Media Literacy Program helps school-age girls recognize tools and techniques used to persuade media consumers, think critically about the media they consume and advocate for change in how the media represents girls and women.

This program consists of 8-1 hour sessions delivered to groups of 7-18 girls, ages 6-8, on a weekly basis.

Workshops

Our workshops for girls in Grades 1-12 cover topics including, but not limited to, body image, stress, media literacy, healthy relationships, social aggression and so much more! Workshops are conducted by trained Girls Inc. staff with groups of 15-25 participants.Fee per workshop is $50. Call or email for more information!