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    Girls Inc Loves Camp Reach

    Girls Inc's computer Lab is getting a "Extreme Makeover - Camp Reach Edition!"  Thirty young women entering seventh grade from across Central MA have been at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for Camp Reach, a two-week residential program for girls interested in pursuing a career in engineering. TEAM GIRLS INC "adopted" us and our project - to redesign our computer lab to make it more comfortable, welcoming, and an environment conducive to learning. 

  • Back from vacation and celebrating the summer programs

    After spending my one week vacation driving to California, I have jumped right back into the wonderful world of Girls Inc. 

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    Lady Leos - Geniuses on the Move!!!

    This week has opened a whole new world to 9 young Middle School aged women and me - the world of HOW TO THINK LIKE LEONARDO DA VINCI!!  Based on Clark Alum Michael Gelb's book How To Think Like Leonardo DaVinci, these young women, along with several Girls Inc staff and volunteers are half-way through a journey focused on the seven principles: Curiosity, Learning by Doing; Sensory Learning; Sfumato (you have to look that one up!); Body/Mind connection; Art/Science Connection; and How Everything in Connected!  We have studied Leonardo, practiced some yoga, gone on urban hikes and swimming; go

  • New Program Offering ~ Lady Leonardos: Geniuses in the Making!

    Girls Incorporated of Worcester announces a new program being offered for girls ~ Lady Leonardos.  Lady Leonardos is a one week program for girls going into grades 6 to 8 and will be held during the week of Monday-Friday, July 6-10 from 9am–4pm at Winthrop House. This program is based on the book, How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci by Michael Geib, participants will use the Seven S

    June 25, 2009
  • A CHALLENGE FROM A FRIEND - WITH THANKS

    Deborah Penta is a great advocate and friend of Girls Inc!!!

  • WHAT A GREAT CELEBRATION!

    Thursday's Girls' Celebration Event was my best day so far in 8 months and 1 week!  Mayor Konnie Lukes talked about her experiences in the Girls Club in Waterbury, CT as she proclaimed Thursday Girls Celebration Day in Worcester; the trustees of the Fuller Foundation received a picture/citation, and their very own, and very special "admission ticket" to use the Fuller Foundation pool at Girls Inc this summer; Linda Cavaioli and Jean King each received standing ovations to honor them as advocates for girls; and Jennifer Paradee gave us such a beautiful - and enduring - gift of th

  • Girls Inc a Partner in the Worcester Summer Pool Program

    The recently dedicated Fuller Aquatics Center at Girls Inc on Providence Street will be a busy place this summer.  A public-private partnership was formed with three other youth serving agencies (YMCA, YWCA, & Boys and Girls Club), community based youth serving organizations and the City of Worcester over the last few weeks to address some of the needs created when the decision was made to close the City pools this summer.  Through the City Manager's office, Community Based Organizations will be able to coordinate swim times for their members through this program, with possible

    June 12, 2009
  • Girls Celebration - A Very Special Event!

    Thursday afternoon, June 11, over 150 friends - old and new - gathered at Girls Inc's Winthrop House for a CELEBRATION event.  We honored Dr. Jean King and Linda Cavaioli as our 2009 Advocates for Girls, dedicated The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation Aquatics Center and unveiled the beautiful Giving Tree mural, handcrafted for us by Jennifer Paradee. "I saw so many old friends that it was like a family reunion," said Maureen Gray, Board member at the end of the event.  "They were so glad to be back."

    June 12, 2009
  • Girls Celebration Countdown Continues....

    The countdown to the big day is going by quickly! The Silent Auction baskets are coming together with great opportunities inside each one!  The beautiful new mosaic will be installed this week.  The food is ordered... and the barbeque will be awesome! 

    It's like Christmas in June!   Hope you can join us!  The funds we will raise go to our summer programs.  How much better than that can it get??  Tell your friends --  

  • Spring Update!

    After a VERY LONG AND COLD winter, spring is coming! All of the signs are here! A couple of days of sunshine and 60 degrees - then back to the 30's and a snow squall... and then pretty soon the trees will turn green again and the flowers will bloom, and we will start to forget the ice storm and the 20 foot mountains of snow that piled up in parking lots and the downed limbs from trees - and enter into the renewal of Spring!

    Here at Girls Inc, there is LOTS going on as we get ready for spring and we want to shout out that good news across Central Massachusetts!

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