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Research has found that the Girls Inc. experience makes a lasting difference in the lives of the girls we serve. And so, we are compelled to grow and bring Girls Inc. to more youth. That is why we have expanded our service delivery model to include school-based programming for girls around conflict resolution, mentorship, and self-esteem building. In addition to the full Girls Inc. experience being delivered at our center in Bloomington, we have taken programming that addresses the major issues that our youth face today, to girls in grades 2-6 at Batchelor Middle School, Grandview Elementary, Summit Elementary, Arlington Heights, and Fairview Elementary.


Mind+Body supports and promotes the whole health of girls ages 6-18, using a philosophy that recognizes that many factors, including physical and mental wellness, contribute to girls’ overall health. Consequently, the initiative focuses on four critical content areas:

  • Physical Activity
  • Body Image
  • Nutrition
  • Stress Management

Mind+Body gives a consistent set of messages and outcomes for addressing major health issues confronting girls.


Girls Inc has discovered a valuable resource to help teach important life skills to students in Middle School. Overcoming Obstacles is a free, research-based, and award-winning curriculum. The skills taught throughout Overcoming Obstacles lead to the development of competencies in many areas of life. Girls Inc has decided to focus on Conflict Resolution. In order for students to experience success in resolving conflicts, they need to understand the nature of the conflict, to be able to identify and control emotions in conflict, use communication skills effectively, and apply the skills to conflict situations.

Girls Inc has developed programming using the Overcoming Obstacles curriculum to effectively teach Conflict Resolution to middle school students. Each school that has selected to have this program presented, has specific needs, and those specific needs are what shape the program presented in that school.


In addition to our structured curriculum, Girls Inc. also offers a more relaxed program with the goal to build a community for girls that could benefit from a strong support system. This program is designed to be a student-led, play-based space for girls to develop social skills and networks in age-appropriate ways. Another key component to the mentorship programming in the past has been the development of leadership skills through peer mentorship in addition to Girls Inc. mentors.

The nature of our mentorship program is that it can be adapted in many ways to fit your school’s needs. This program can be fit for any age and is offered throughout the school year on a flexible timeline.


Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold is the reason Girls Inc. exists. This program does this by creating a comfortable and safe environment for girls to support each other. This provides an opportunity for students to build healthy relationships with each other and Girls Inc. staff, so that they always have someone in their corner. This is a student-led program that focuses on healthy relationships, goal setting, and developing supporting networks.


This program highlights female leaders and celebrates the heritage of leadership. Students will learn what it means to be a leader and what kind of leader they are. We discuss what matters to them and the connection between leadership and power. We will teach students the importance of finding and using their voice.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about any of our school-based program offerings, please contact Girls Inc.’s Director of Programming, Alec Blake, at or 812-336-7313.