About Us

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 “Girls Inc. made me a better, smarter, stronger, and more self-confident woman.”  – Ghita, age 15

 

Who We Are

For 60 years, Girls Inc. of Santa Fe has inspired girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold.  We provide girls throughout Santa Fe with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues girls face.  Girls Inc. gives girls the tools and support they need to succeed, including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment; peers who share their drive and aspirations; and research-based programming.  At Girls Inc., girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, and see college as attainable.  Our programming focuses on healthy living (Strong); academic enrichment and support (Smart); and life skills and independence (Bold).

What We Do

Our learning programs are experiential and fun. Girls often say that their time at Girls Inc. is when they feel the safest, both physically and emotionally. Learning is supported by field trips, community projects, arts and crafts, special mentoring and other techniques where girls experience the heritage, culture and diversity that make Santa Fe unique, as they interact with role models. Our research-based programs are developed by the Girls Inc. National Resource Center and other Girls Inc. affiliates, and are tailored to meet the needs of Santa Fe girls.

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“Girls Inc. is a place where I can be myself without worrying about being judged.” – Ariana, age 14

 

 

Who We Serve

In 2012, we worked with 221 unique girls. These girls participated in 90,015 service impact hours (an average of 407 hours per girl).

Girls Inc. of Santa Fe works with girls ages 5-18 from across Santa Fe County. These girls are reflective of the Santa Fe community.

Self-identified racial/ethnic profile: 38% White/Anglo, 34% Hispanic/Latina, 24% Multiracial, 2% African American,  1% Native American, and 1% Asian American.

4% spoke a language other than English at home.

69% came from a home considered to be low income for the City of Santa Fe.

56% lived in a single-parent household.

96% received a scholarship to attend.

No one is turned away due to lack of ability to pay.

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