SANTA BARBARA, CA- Girls Incorporated of Greater Santa Barbara will celebrate Girls Inc. Week from May 5 – 9, 2014, inspiring all girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold. All are welcome to join us as we celebrate the lives of girls in our local community at City Council meetings for the proclamation of Girls Inc Week: Santa Barbara on May 6, at 2:00 pm, and in Goleta on May 6, at 1:30 pm. Additionally, all are invited to honor the Girls Inc. spirit by wearing red from May 5 – 9.

For over 150 years nationally, and 55 years locally, Girls Inc. has provided vital and innovative programs to girls ages 5 to 18 years, to help them confront societal messages about their value and potential; prepare them to take risks; master physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges; and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives.

Girls Inc. asserts that girls have the right to:

Be themselves and to resist gender stereotypes

Express themselves with originality and enthusiasm

Take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success.

Accept and appreciate their bodies

Have confidence in themselves and to be safe in the world

Prepare for interesting work and economic independence

Members of the public are welcome to visit either of our Girls Inc. centers in Santa Barbara or Goleta. To learn more about our award-winning programs and how you can help inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold, please call 963-4757 x 10, email, or visit


Please note this login is to submit events or press releases. Use this page here to login for your Independent subscription

Not a member? Sign up here.