Girls Inc. of Western Connecticut is proudly recognized as the first Girls Club in the US and has been serving girls for over 154 years! Our mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We provide nationally researched, gender-specific and age-appropriate programs that offer girls informal education and opportunities to build healthy relationships with peers and caring adults as part of the Girls Inc. Experience. We equip girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated, empowered and independent adults. Our 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. Programming offers a full array of STEM and STEAM options, Financial & Media Literacy, Project Bold & Sporting chance, Positive Self Esteem, Advocacy, Leadership and so much more.