Girls Incorporated of Western Connecticut
Girls Inc. of Western Connecticut, (DBA Girls Inc. of Greater Waterbury, Girls Inc. of Fairfield County and Girls Inc. of Litchfield County), whose mission is to inspire all girls to be “strong, smart and bold℠”, was established in 1864 as the first Girls Club in the U.S.; in 1945 was one of the founding members of the Girls Clubs of America; and, is an affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization. In 2006, the Girls Inc.’s of Greenwich and Greater Waterbury merged to form Girls Inc. of SWCT. Today, known as Girls Inc. of Western Connecticut, we serve girls in Greater Waterbury, Fairfield County, Naugatuck Valley and expanding to Litchfield County in the Fall of 2016.
Girls Inc.’s programs are designed to focus on girls’ learning strengths and needs: they are grounded in positive peer and adult relationship development; afford experiential and varied learning components; and provide opportunities for new experiences.
Girls Inc. Bill of Rights
- Girls have the right to be themselves and to resist gender stereotypes.
- Girls have the right to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm.
- Girls have the right to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success.
- Girls have the right to accept and appreciate their bodies.
- Girls have the right to have confidence in themselves and to be safe in the world.
- Girls have the right to prepare for interesting work and economic independence.