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Girls Inc. Highlights

We’ve been featured in the news and our stories have been shared across the county. Our program has been highlighted for our innovative projects and our commitment to helping girls grow and thrive. 

Lean In Girls Program

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In May, Girls Inc. of Hamblen County was chosen as one of four affiliates to pilot a program called Lean In Girls, a leadership program from Lean In, the organization launched after Sheryl Sandberg published her book, “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead.” Lean In Girls will help girls see themselves as leaders in a world that often tells them they’re not. With a curriculum that includes a balance of strength-building activities and real talk on important topics like bias and allyship, participants learn to embrace their leadership superpowers and reject limiting stereotypes about what girls can’t do. In July, Misty Graham-Stapleton, our Program Director, attended the Lean In Girls launch party at Sandberg’s home in Menlo Park, CA, along with Girls Inc. National CEO Stephanie Hull, Girls Inc. National Senior Learning Manager Dawn Wiley, and other Girls Inc. pilot affiliates.

WVLT- Girls Inc. opens Makerspace

A girls-only summer camp in Morristown is reminding the next generation of women that the opportunities are endless. Girls Inc. opened a new space for their summer camps.


Citizen Tribune- Taste of Morristown Draws Crowd to Walters State

Twenty vendors gave samples of their food and drink offerings to the crowd filing through Z Buda Gymnasium. Everything from biscuits to tiramisu was available. Side dishes were bountiful, including broccoli salad, rainbow pasta salad, fried jalapeno jack fries, loaded potato soup, garden salad with signature dressing, boneless chicken, steak kabobs and more. 

Citizen Tribune-Girls Inc. Hosts Dove Selfie Project

Inspired by the Dove Brands Selfie Project, Girls Inc.’s older girls recently started a series of conversations and activities focused on self-esteem, body confidence and body acceptance.

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