The Girls Inc. Experience focuses on the development of the "whole girl," with programs designed to develop the skills they need to successfully navigate gender, economic and social barriers, and grow into healthy, educated and economically independent adults, prepared employees, and strong and ethical leaders. Our programs bolster their social, emotional, physical, and mental health and give them the support and tools to achieve their own goals boldly and confidently. The research-based Girls Inc. National Identity Programs focus on building awareness of and skill development within the following areas: Economic Literacy, Media Literacy, Friendly PEERsuasion, Leadership & Community Action, Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy, Project BOLD, Sporting Chance, and Operation SMART (Science, Math, and Relevant Technology).
Through these programs, our girls learn to value themselves, take risks, and discover and develop their inherent strengths. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated and independent.
- Girls Inc. program framework will effectively deliver desired outcomes for girls.
- Girls Inc. of Sarasota County retains mature, skilled, degreed instructors that are able to consistently deliver a high-quality Girls Inc. Experience.
- Girls Inc. will grow the number of low income girls served by the Girls Inc. program model and will expand our outreach to under served areas in our community by bringing our programs directly into schools through collaboration with county and local school officials.
- Girls Inc. will expand its impact by becoming a leading advocate for advancing the rights and opportunities for all girls.
- Girls Inc. will have the necessary resources, systems, and supports to be a data-driven and performance oriented network and external influencer.
Girls Inc. program framework effectively delivers desired outcomes for girls with an intensive, holistic approach that is distinctive to Girls Inc.
As a Girls Inc. affiliate, we align with common business practices and strategic goals to emphasize sustainability and risk mitigation, opening the way to innovative reach to new communities.
Girls Inc. will grow the number of low income girls served with the Girls Inc. program model: affiliates are recognized experts in their local areas, anchored into the fabric of the communities where they serve girls who most need the Girls Inc. Experience.
Girls Inc. will expand its impact by becoming a leading advocate for advancing the rights and opportunities for all girls: the network engages in advocacy at the national, state, and local levels, as appropriate, with a particular focus on the needs of girls from low-income communities and girls who face multiple, intersectional challenges such as those based on sex, race, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We are committed to a “girl-centered" advocacy approach that prioritizes the lived experiences of girls in our network and lifts up their voices; we aim to empower girls with the tools necessary to be change agents in their communities and beyond.
Girls Inc. will have the necessary resources, systems, and supports to be a data-driven and performance oriented network and external influencer: The Girls Inc. Outcomes Measurement Strategy is designed to help us understand and showcase the measurable difference we make in the lives of Girls Inc. girls. Gathering information about outcomes for girls will, over time, meet three important purposes for the Girls Inc. network:
- Mission accomplishment – how well are we working toward the Girls Inc. mission?
- Performance management - how well are we meeting our objectives?
- Evaluation – how do we know that we are having the impact we aspire to have?
Girls Inc. has been steadily working over the past five years to build a strong platform to achieve better outcomes for girls. Between 2011 and 2015, the Girls Inc. network unified around a comprehensive program and outcomes framework and increased both the number of girls served and the revenues raised to support its work. Girls Inc. is now prepared to build on these accomplishments and leverage its network and brand to accomplish its strategic priorities, accelerate growth in the next five years, and set the organization on a positive path beyond 2020.
Success will be measured in the strong (healthy), smart (educated), and bold (independent) outcomes achieved with each girl served, the level of comprehensive programming with increased number of girls served by end of the plan period, a total revenue raised of $5 million, 500 active advocates, and 20% brand awareness. The size of Girls Inc. of Sarasota County is expanding and the quality of our network strengthened. Together with Girls Inc., we are positioned for the next round of capital infusion and organizational growth.
Girls Inc. program framework continues to effectively deliver desired outcomes for girls. The program framework has been established to drive future planning.
We are committed to consistently delivering a high-quality Girls Inc. Experience.
Through the support of Girls Inc., we have grown the number of low income girls served through the program model: Girls Inc. of Sarasota County is one of seventeen affiliates that expanded their services further into the community to reach under served girls. Expansion is through collaboration and partnership with the local school district.
Girls Inc. will expand its impact by becoming a leading advocate for advancing the rights and opportunities for all girls.
Girls Inc. will have the necessary resources, systems, and supports to be a data-driven and performance oriented network and external influencer.
Girls Inc. of Sarasota County meets and exceeds levels of success at every outcome measurement for Girls Inc.