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Girls Inc. of Westchester

  • Girls Inc. of Westchester
  • 52 North Broadway
  • White Plains, NY 10603
  • (914) 419-0764

Program Description

Established in 2007, Girls Incorporated of Westchester County inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We are the local affiliate of Girls Incorporated, a 150 year old national nonprofit providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face. The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Trained staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe and where girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect, and high expectations. Hands-on, research-based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance. At Girls Inc., girls grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 7%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 45%
  • African American: 45%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 80
  • Middle School: 50
  • Elementary School: 20
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • CUNY Bronx Community College (1)
  • Dutchess Community College (1)
  • Fisk University (1)
  • Iona College (3)
  • Manhattanville College (1)
  • New York University (1)
  • Nyack College (1)
  • Pace University - New York City Campus (1)
  • SUNY at Binghamton (3)
  • SUNY College at Oswego (1)
  • SUNY Oneonta (1)
  • SUNY Westchester Community College (5)
  • University at Albany (4)
  • University of Connecticut (1)