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Girls Inc. is a national organization devoted to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. For over 55 years, Girls Inc. of Kingsport has been championing the girls and future women of our community. 57% of the girls we serve come from households with an annual income of less than $25,000 per year, of that 57% of households, 79% are single parent households. Because of this, we know how crucial it is to provide an environment that fosters acceptance, support, and understanding. Each week day, over 100 girls ages 4-18 years old interact and engage in Girls Inc. programs and services at our facility, in their school, or online. These programs, in the areas of healthy living, academic enrichment, and life skills, support them in becoming healthy, educated, and independent women. We empower our girls to foster the right relationships, to develop and use their voice, promote a positive self-image, and develop intellectual confidence.
As we slowly emerge into a post-pandemic world, we reflect on the challenges that our girls and their families have faced and how we can support them moving forward. Social distancing, remote learning, and the fear of the unknown has taken a toll on girls’ mental health, widened the education gap, and eliminated important socialization for so many. We have seen girls’ tenacity be tested, recognized that they were mentally tired, and that they craved interactions with their peers and adult mentors. As we enter 2022, we are taking on these issues head on for the girls we serve; we are committed to strengthening our program to better support mental health struggles through providing more adequate resources, continuing to provide academic enrichment to all school-aged girls, and enhancing our pro-girl environment that serves as a reprieve from the outside world.
Please help us continue to be champions for our girls and create the next generation of leaders. Become a member of the Committee of One Hundred with your tax-deductible donation of $100. A gift of $250 or more will allow you to join the Strong, Smart, and Bold Circle. Gifts can be made easily online by visiting girlsinckpt.org/donate or mailed using the remittance envelope provided. For every $1 donated to Girls Inc. of Kingsport, 87 cents goes directly to supporting girls’ development. Thank you for showing your commitment to Girls Inc. of Kingsport, and the belief that there is bold potential in every single girl that we serve.
2021-2022 Committee of 100
Steering Team Chair
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