Empowering NYC Girls
We champion girls—and girls discover and embrace opportunity! Our young filmmakers and professional news organizations alike showcase how much Girls Inc. of New York City changes lives. Take a look at our videos and see for yourself how we help girls flourish!

I Am Me (Strong, Smart, & Bold)

Girls Inc. of New York City participants teamed up with New York-based songwriter and producer Kalen to create our agency’s first-ever anthem – I AM ME (Strong, Smart, & Bold)!

The song was written by three amazing Girls Inc. of NYC girls who in addition to co-writing the song, also serve as the lead vocalists with Kalen and our very own former Girls Inc. participant and current East Harlem Program Coordinator, Tanaya Johnson.


New Beginnings

Meet two Girls Inc. of New York City participants from East Harlem and see how our program has impacted their lives. 

Wall Street Journal Reports on our ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge team

The ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge is an innovative program that teaches girls to invest in the stock market as well as other investment vehicles. It gives practical, hands-on investing experience...and allows girls to keep their gains in the form of college scholarships. With the help of trained Girls Inc. staff and ING employee volunteers, our team of 8th and 9th grade girls are building and managing a diversified, real-time portfolio as part of an integrative investment and economic literacy curriculum.  

Clinton Global Initiative 2009

On September 22 and 23, 2009, Girls Inc. of New York City member, Rose, attended the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting as a credentialed press correspondent.  Watch Rose’s report on the panel discussion, her experience covering the event, and her views on why creating sustainable support systems for girls is crucial both in the U.S. and abroad.

National Day of Service 2009

Girls Inc. of NYC members from the Urban Assembly Institute answered the President's call to service by volunteering at Rooftop Farms in Brooklyn, NY.  The girls helped clean, plant and compost, and learned that they can help the environment by growing and eating local produce...even in New York City.

Girls Inc of NYC 10th Annual College Shower

We pose the question, "What does the College Shower mean to you?"

Produced by volunteer, Mary Matthews.

Meet Girls Inc. of New York City!

HBO/Time Warner follows a year in the life of a college-bound Girls Inc. of NYC participant and looks at how we help girls.

Many thanks, Danielle, for allowing HBO/Time Warner to follow you around! Produced by Joseph Perskie, HBO/Time Warner.

Narrated by Mary Carrillo, HBO Real Sports.

NBC-TV highlights a favorite Girls Inc. of NYC event 

Take a peek at the always exciting College Shower.

Girls Make the Message:
Behind the Scenes

Teen girls learn what goes into making a film and discover their own abilities.

 

Girls Make the Message:
Sexual Harassment

Teen girls create a Public Service Announcement about an issue of great importance to them.

 

 

Girls Make the Message:
Dating Violence

Teen girls in our Media Literacy program are the sole producers of this eye-opening video

Take Our Daughters to Congress

Girls Inc. of NYC participants shadow female members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  

Special thanks to Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (NY) and the US Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues for extending this opportunity to Girls Inc. of NYC participants.

Media funding provided by: Smith Barney Senior Women's Council.

Girls Make the Message:
I am Beautiful!

Girls and women show that beauty comes from within and takes many forms.