Welcome to Girls Inc. of Chattanooga, where we inspire and equip girls to be strong, smart and bold -- healthy, educated, and independent -- on their journey to self-discovery. Since 1961, we have worked with more than 2,000 girls ages 6 -18 throughout Hamilton County. Today, we continue that legacy by providing girls with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues girls face. Girls Inc. gives girls the right tools and support to succeed, including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment, peers who share their drive and aspirations, and research-based programming. At Girls Inc., girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore fields such as STEM. We are proud that since we began tracking in 2007, 100% of the girls who complete our high school afterschool programs go on to college.
Girls Inc. of Chattanooga is building upon an already strong track record of helping girls improve academically, make smarter choices, build self-confidence, develop leadership skills, and stay focused on higher education, careers, and a successful future. Through involvement with our programs, girls gain hands-on opportunities to build upon their abilities and skills, become strong public speakers, set and achieve goals, and build a network of support from Girls Inc. girls, alumnae, and professional women.
The mission of Girls Inc.of Chattanooga is to inspire and equip all girls to be strong, smart and bold® - healthy, educated and independent - on their journey to self-discovery.
our Goals and values
Our organizational goals are to provide a healthy and positive environment where girls enjoy being girls, participate in enriching programs that nurture their capacity for personal achievement, college attainment, confident adulthood, economic independence and community service.
- To empower all girls to realize their full potential
- To make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of girls through quality programs with measurable results
- To honor diversity and embrace the unique characteristics, talents, and strengths of all girls
- To act with integrity and transparency in our business practices and to be a responsible steward of the financial investments by our supporter