Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.®
Would You Like To Help The Girls This Holiday Season?
Click for the girls' lists
Would you like to help by purchasing gifts or sponsoring gifts for the girls' Christmas party?
This year we're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity. It works much like a wedding or baby registry and allows you to view the girls' wish lists and needs lists on your phone while you are out shopping!
Please sign up for Girls Inc. Christmas Party - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/PVddLd 2. Enter your email address. You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot. 3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and she can get you girls' lists.
Please share this link with your friends and colleagues or ask them to contact Melissa, our Program Director, at Melissa@girlsincofsiouxcity.org or 252-1088 if they would like to make a difference in the life of a girl this holiday season.
With so many girls in such great need, we’ve asked each girl to come up with one wish and a needs list as well.
We know that it’s Christmas and that all children wish for toys and such, but we also know many families are struggling to meet the true needs of their children – boots, coats, etc. This way all girls will have a merry holiday season with their holiday wishes coming true and their greatest needs being met.
Your help is so greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!
PLEASE JOIN US AFTER SCHOOL
We are now accepting members for the school year!
Renewing members must fill out new paperwork, available at the front desk.
New members must fill out paperwork and attend a brief orientation session to be held at Girls Inc.
Please contact Mickey at 252-1088 or email@example.com to schedule an orientation.
Through our partnership, the Sioux City Community School District will provide busing to Girls Inc. after school from the following schools beginning September 3:
We will also have Girls Inc. van transportation from North Middle School, West Middle School, West High School, and Spalding in Sioux City and Lewis and Clark, Covington, SSC Middle School in South Sioux City.*
*Subject to change. Please call Mickey at 252-1088 for more information.
THANK YOU DR. GAUSMAN, TRANSPORTATION STAFF, AND SIOUX CITY SCHOOLS!
Your support will help ensure that Siouxland girls between the ages of six and eighteen will have a place to go after school, enrichment opportunities, supervision, and an environment designed to build self-confidence as well as self-sufficiency.
While we are not currently equipped to handle online transactions, we now accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards.
Or send a check to: Girls Inc. of Sioux City PO Box 3380
Sioux City, IA 51102
For your security, please call 712-252-1088 to make a gift using a credit card.
Weather Related Dismissal Policy
Heat Related School Dismissals
Girls Inc. is open for school dismissals related to heat. Transportation is provided from schools where busing is normally available.
Snow/Ice Related School Dismissals
Girls Inc. is not open for school dismissals related to snow or icy roads. For the safety of our girls and staff, transportation will not be provided from schools where busing is normally available.
Join Us For Amazing School Year Programs!
Fall to spring, we always have an amazing school year underway! To join, email Mickey@girlsincofsiouxcity.org.
Girls Inc. delivers life-changing programs that inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained staff, equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money;navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. Follow the program links to our national website for more information.
Girls learn about money and the economy, including how to manage, invest, and save money and how to help others through philanthropy. As girls explore how the economy affects everyone locally and globally, they develop skills critical to being financially savvy and to becoming economically independent adults.
Girls develop skills to resist pressure to use harmful substances, such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and household chemicals. After learning healthy ways to manage stress and to deflect peer, media, and other pressures that contribute to substance use, girls become peer educators (PEERsuaders) for younger girls. (Available to schools through outreach.)
Girls build leadership skills and create lasting social change through community action projects. With support from women in their community, girls celebrate the heritage of girls and women as leaders and social change agents and realize their own power as community resources and trustees of the common good.
Girls increase their awareness of the scope and power of the media and the effects of media messages on girls and women. They learn to analyze what they see and hear in the media and advocate for change in entertainment, news, and advertising. As girls create media that are more realistic and reflective of their lives, they learn about careers and the positive use of media.
Girls develop enthusiasm for and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through hands-on activities, girls explore, ask questions, persist, and solve problems. By interacting with women and men pursuing STEM careers, girls come to view these careers as exciting and realistic options for themselves.
Girls acquire the knowledge and skills for taking charge of and making informed decisions about their sexual health. Exploring values, practicing responses in different situations, and thinking about their futures help girls identify ways and reasons to avoid early pregnancy and prevent sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. (available in Spanish)
Girls learn skills and strategies to lead safer lives in their homes, in relationships, in their communities, and online. Girls learn specific self-defense techniques and how to seek out and talk to caring adults about personal violence. Older girls also take on a community action project to advocate for a safer world for all women and girls.
Girls build a foundation for enjoying physical activity, sports, and adventure throughout their lives. As 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.
Girls Can Succeed In School: i-Ready & Tutoring Help
Girls Inc. is proud to implement i-Ready instructional programs in the Helen K. Gleeson Tutoring Center.
i-Ready is a web-based math and reading program designed to give our girls the tools and practice they need to accelerate learning. Lessons follow a consistent structure—instruction, guided practice, fun, and staff monitoring girls' progress, following up with supplemental exercises.
Gets to the root cause of reading and math challenge areas
Delivers an individualized instructional action plan to staff
Provides automated differentiated instruction
Enables ongoing progress monitoring
Addresses transition to the Common Core
Our new facility at 500 Main Street. Photo by Lindblade & Co.
Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.
Most of the photos on our site have been donated by generous and talented folks at Lindblade & Co.
Please make a note of our new address:
Mailing address: P. O. Box 3380 Sioux City, IA 51102
Physical address: Girls Inc. of Sioux City 500 Main Street Sioux City, IA 51103