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Girls Inc.®

Girls Inc. of YWCA Dayton helps girls between the ages of 11-19 explore and celebrate their strengths, their voices, who they are today, and who they will become through the Girls Inc. experience.

The Girls Inc. experience includes:

  • A safe place where girls’ interests, opinions, and concerns are valued by adults and other girls
  • Trusting relationships with adult mentors with expertise in issues girls face
  • Experiences that broaden girls’ horizons and counter stereotypes
  • Curricula built on research that provides age-appropriate knowledge and builds girls’ skills
  • Hands-on, challenging, and fun activities that encourage girls to embrace learning

Girls Inc. Onsite Programs

Girls Inc. Leadership Squad
For ages 11-18, “The Squad” focuses on building leadership skills and engages girls in community action projects of their own choosing. The Squad also provides opportunities for girls to learn more about college and career readiness through mentoring programs, college expos/tours, and job readiness training. Interested in joining The Squad? Contact us at girlsinc@ywcadayton.org.

First Friday Flicks
All girls between the ages of 11-19 are welcome to join us the first Friday of every month at YWCA Dayton from 6-9 p.m. for girls movie night with snacks, friends, and fun!

Sew Sisters
Are you interested in fashion? Have you always wanted to learn how to sew? Do you LOVE Project Runway?  All girls between the ages of 11-19 are invited to join us for Sew Sisters! This group will meet once a month and you will learn how to sew, design, and make your own clothing and accessories. While this program is free, we do have a limited number of available spots, so sign-up is required. Call 937-461-5550 x120 to reserve your spot.

Summer Programming
At Girls Inc. Summer Camp, girls get to have fun and make new friends while discovering new talents and life skills and thriving in a developmentally-appropriate, all-girl environment with strong female staff and mentors.

All camps run Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Programming is the same for each camp and includes interactive, hands-on activities with field trips, food, and more. Each participant receives a Girls Inc. T-shirt, water bottle, and program materials.

Cost: $50/week per camper; $25 non-refundable deposit due with registration
Sibling discounts, as well as need-based financial aid, available; contact us to apply.

Offsite Programming
We give girls in the community the opportunity to go through Girls Inc. experience identity programs through partnerships with schools and other youth-serving organizations throughout Montgomery and Preble counties. If you are interested in learning more or partnering with Girls Inc. at YWCA Dayton, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you! Call 937-461-5550 x120, email girlsinc@ywcadayton.org.