SHE: She Can, She Will - Teens learn about women who have made an impact throughout history and in their communities. Teens are the selection committee for the annual UnBought & UnBossed Awards. They will select an honored woman from community to be their mentor, many of the mentor/mentee relationships continue beyond the program. Through this process, they develop their interviewing, research and presentation skills. 

The Bookworm Club - The Girls Inc. Literacy Initiative strives to improve the literacy skills of girls in 1st through 3rd grade by promoting a love of reading and providing fun and engaging programming that supports the school-based instruction that girls receive.  Girls build developmentally appropriate reading skills so that they are equipped to succeed in school and participate more effectively in the Girls Inc. Experience. 

Locally, the Bookworm Club explores their world through literacy activities including reading aloud, storytelling, games, public speaking, reading, writing and the creative arts. Girls build on the fundamental building blocks of literacy, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.        

Club LIT(eracy) - A locally developed after school literacy program for girls in fourth and fifth grades.  Club LIT is designed to keep girls engaged in reading through individual and peer group literacy activities in comprehension and fluency, strengthen their communication skills; both verbal and written and provide an environment that promotes a love for reading. This book club setting will allow girls to explore life and reading as they navigate through life experiences.

The Tech-Know Girl Club - A locally designed after-school STEM program for fourth and fifth grades (4-5). Through the use of research, hands-on exploration, and teamwork, girls look at science, technology, engineering, and math in a way that is relevant and engaging. Tech-Know Girl empowers girls to enjoy subject matter they might not typically have time to enjoy in a traditional classroom setting and consider career paths they might not otherwise have considered.

Discovery Girl - A locally designed program for 3rd-5th grade girls. This program will equip girls to strengthen their character through conflict resolution, building healthy relationships, goal setting and developing resiliency for the stages ahead.

Girls Inc. at CGLA - Partnering with CGLA to help enhance their 7th grade math enrichment program. In a classroom setting, girls work both independently and together to better understand grade-level math concepts. Coupling academic success with personal life skills, the program strives to help girls gain confidence and competence in all aspects of their lives.

Girls Take Charge - A locally developed program for middle school teens (6th- 8th). Girls will have the opportunity to learn about leadership, character development, practice healthy relationships, develop goal setting skills, receive job exposure, and ultimately grow in a better understanding of who they are. 


Road To College and Success - Helps girls develop the strong foundation necessary for success in high school and college.  

IMPACT - A peer-to-peer education that focuses on healthy relationships and behaviors that affect teenagers (both girls and boys).

Sporting Chance - Girls build a foundation for enjoying sports, adventure and physical activity throughout their lives. Girls develop movement and athletic skills, cooperative and competitive spirit, and healthy habits. They experience the benefits and excitement of taking positive risks that bolster their self-confidence and personal growth.

Media & Economic Literacy - A program that encourages girls to think critically about media messages and foster their awareness of the power of the media and its effects on girls. This program will also introduce girls to basic economic and financial concepts, including money management, investments, and global economics.

G.R.O.W - The Good Readers Overcome Weeds program is designed as a reading club for girls in 6th through 8th grade at Ivy Academy. This program serves struggling readers, as well as advanced readers to encourage literacy growth. 



Consider supporting Girls Inc. of Chattanooga and our programs designed just for girls. Every day, we equip girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated and independent.