Summer 2013 is divided into two sessions/camps at Girls Inc.
First Session: Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be YOU!
May 28 through June 28. This session will include My Girlfriend Zelda, Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy, Media Literacy programming, Eureka, Self-Esteem activities, Healthy Friendship activities, Cooking, Nutrition education, Field Trips, Swimming, I Ready, Academic Intensive Care, and more.
Second Session: STRONG Girls ROCK!
Sign Up/Orientation for second session: July 1 or July 2 at 5:30 pm at Girls Inc.
Second Session/Camp starts July 8 and ends August 9. This session will include Be Bold, Action for Safety, Economic Literacy programming, EnCourage, Leadership and Community Action, Career Education, Chemistry activities, Field trips, Swimming, I Ready, I Can Academic Support, and more.
We will be closed to the girls the week of July 1st.
VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Every Gift Matters
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.
SMART classes, smart girl
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