Give Back in 2017: January

In 2017, one of my goals is to donate $20.17 each month to a different charity or cause that I’m passionate about. I’ll still feature other nonprofits and social enterprises in the Give Back section, but I wanted to share this challenge with you, as well. I hope I can introduce you to some great organizations and maybe even inspire you to join me in this monthly challenge!

Girls Inc.

January is National Mentoring Month so I wanted to donate to an organization focused on youth mentoring. Girls Inc. is a national organization that has a host of programs focused on empowering girls.

Girls Inc. serves girls ages 6-18 across the country and in Canada. Their programs include:

  • Economic Literacy – how to manage, invest and save money; helping others through philanthropy; the effects of the economy locally and globally
  • Friendly PEERsuasion – learning to resist peer pressures; how to manage stress in healthy ways
  • Leadership and Community Action – create social change in their communities through local projects
  • Media Literacy – understanding how media affects women; learning how to advocate for change
  • Operation SMART – developing enthusiasm for STEM fields through exploration and interacting with professionals in these careers
  • Prevent Adolescent Pregnancy – educating sexual health, defining personal values and learning how to avoid pregnancy and STDs
  • Project BOLD – teaching skills to lead safer lives such as self-defense and how to find resources in case of personal violence
  • Sporting Chance – empowering girls with self-confidence and learning about healthy lifestyles through physical activities and sports

In addition to programing, Girls Inc. has a public policy arm that advocates for issues that impact girls, such as increasing educational opportunities in under-resourced areas and  preventing sexual violence.

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Photo taken from Girls, Inc.’s Instagram

If you’re interested in learning more or donating, you can go to their website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Header image taken from Girls Inc.’s Facebook page.

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