Silent Auction Recipient: "Girls Incorporated"
Bring an item(s) representing YOUR STATE to be auctioned off to benefit this local charity!!
Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas. Today, innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives.
- Programs: Girls Inc develops research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges. Major programs address math and science education, pregnancy and drug abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, and sports participation.
- Funding: Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization that receives 77 percent of its revenue from public support, corporations, foundations, government grants, and individuals. The remainder comes from affiliate dues, fees, interest and dividends. More than three-quarters of the organization's functional expenses go directly to support program services for girls.
- Advocacy: Girls Inc informs policymakers about girls' needs locally and nationally. The organization educates the media about critical issues facing girls. In addition, the organization teaches girls how to advocate for themselves and their communities, using their voices to promote positive change.
Items may be shipped directly to the address below, no later than three weeks prior to the conference date:
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218