Girls Inc. of Greater Miami’s mission is inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Our trained facilitators teach young girls critical skills that help prevent adverse childhood experiences from becoming toxic stress, a factor that can lead to lifelong problems in learning, behavior, and physical and mental health.
Girls Inc. of Greater Miami was developed to provide girls a safe, consistent, nurturing space to help them understand and manage adversity, develop strengths, set realistic goals, build healthy relationships and manage conflict productively.
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.
Each program is delivered through a unique lens that caters to the needs and interests of the girls. For example, at one of our programs, our girls develop and practice SEL skills by cultivating and managing our edible garden while girls at another program practice those skills through volleyball.
We partner with schools in Miami-Dade beginning in 3rd grade and continuing through high school to help eliminate the obstacles to academic learning and positive adult outcomes. 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 lead healthy, productive 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.