Girls Inc. of Greater Miami is building the new generation of strong, smart and bold leaders. Our programs provide comprehensive and interactive leadership development to equip girls with the knowledge and skills to reach their full potential and the support to actively realize it.
Through direct service and advocacy we equip girls – particularly girls from low-income communities and girls of color – with the knowledge and skills to effect positive changes in their lives and to become leaders who will change the world. Our professionally trained staff and volunteers provide mentorship, safe spaces, and programming that address the unique challenges girls face and are proven to help girls succeed. We cultivate physically and emotionally safe environments where girls are encouraged to take risks, learn from experiences, and grow. Girls build the knowledge, skills, and confidence to push for change and we work with them to advocate for policies to overcome the social and systemic barriers that threaten their ability to succeed.
Trained facilitators lead each of our programs using an evidence-based, trauma-informed Social and Emotional Learning curriculum to help girls develop critical skills in 5 key competencies: Social-Awareness, Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Responsible Decision-Making and Relationship Skills. Intentions are set at each meeting following 10 minutes of guided mindfulness that we call our “reset button” to clear the mind for positive learning.
We partner with schools and youth serving organizations to deliver high quality, consistent programs that lead to academic, social, physical and mental well-being. We view academic proficiency and positive social emotional development as crucial precursors to self-sufficiency. We envision our girls graduating from high school with the capacity, determination and skills to advocate for themselves and their communities and live healthy, meaningful lives.
Leadership is dedicated to assuring high-impact services for a growing number of girls and expansion of our advocacy efforts. We set bold goals and a clear strategic direction in partnership with local leadership.
Inspire 305, powered by United Way of Miami-Dade, is joining forces with Strong Girls Incorporated to build the garden at the charter school. The garden will provide students healthier food options with fruits, vegetables and herbs, which can in turn give them an alternative to pre-packaged foods available at stores.
Community Newspapers: In its second year, Inspire305, powered by United Way of Miami-Dade, continues to support innovative nonprofits that propel change. After 5,600 community members submitted votes, Girls Inc. of Greater Miami won the $25,000 Grand Innovator Award.
The Florida Villager: Focused on helping girls in disadvantaged communities, the nonprofit offers a unique after school program that meets for two hours, four times per week, focused on creating a support system to help break the poverty cycle.