Girls Inc. was founded in 1864 to serve girls and young women who were experiencing upheaval in the aftermath of the Civil War. Across the decades, we adapted to meet the specific environmental challenges facing girls and young women, always working in partnership with schools and communities, and guided by our founders’ fundamental belief in the inherent potential of each girl. Woven into those early girls’ clubs are the same core values of Girls Inc. today: the importance of creating a safe gathering place for girls to learn and to share in a sisterhood, and a strong premise that each girl can develop her own capacities, self- confidence, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

GIRLS INC. of HUNTSVILLE HISTORY

Founded in December of 1972, Girls Inc. of Huntsville has been serving girls in Madison County for over 45 years. Our after-school program is currently located in the Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Recreation Center and serves girls K-8th grade. We have programming focused around areas such as STEM, economic and financial literacy, leadership, and healthy living. We have partnerships with local engineering firms, as well as with volunteer organizations who create and facilitate amazing experiences for the girls.

Girls Inc. has taught me to be respectful…encouraged me to try my best so I can be the best person I can be every day. If I didn’t go to Girls Inc. I wouldn’t be the person I am.

Gabby