Our Impact

Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We make an impact in the communities we serve by equipping girls with the skills and confidence to access a bright and economically-independent future. By focusing on the whole girl from ages 6-18, we provide life-changing after school programs and experiences that help girls grow up to be healthy, educated, and independent.  Our research-based programming is delivered by trained professionals who focus on the development of the whole girl, supporting, mentoring, and guiding girls in an affirming, pro-girl environment. Here, girls learn to value their whole selves, discover and develop their inherent strengths, and receive the support they need to navigate the challenges they face.

Girls Inc. girls live healthy and active lifestyles and are less likely to engage in risky behavior; they are eager to learn, successful in school, and more likely to graduate from post-secondary education; and they display diligence, perseverance and resilience.

Girls Inc. has been a consistent place of support and encouragement, showing me that I can rise above my circumstances and be a positive influence on those around me. My Girls Inc. mentors motivated me to focus, work hard, and not let setbacks hold me back. Girls Inc. has continued to be my safety net, pushing me forward when I felt like giving up. Girls Inc. is my life boat.
— Diamond, Girls Inc. National Scholar


Healthy Living

Girls increase their understanding of health issues affecting them, their families, and their communities. They develop the motivation and practical skills to take charge of their health today and throughout their lives.

Through Healthy Living programming girls: Increase their level of physical activity and view their bodies more positively.


Academic Enrichment & Support

Girls participate in program activities and experiences that expand upon and support their school-based learning and engagement, and provide the assistance and guidance that may not be present at home.

Through Academic Enrichment and Support girls: Improve their outlook and performance in school.


Life Skills Instruction

Girls participate in program activities and experiences that build the learning, skills, and behaviors that increase confidence and resilience, enabling them to set and achieve their goals and lead productive, independent, and fulfilling lives.

With Life Skills Instruction girls: Improve their self and emotional control.




Trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships. Our staff take the time to engage with families, encourage girls to pursue leadership positions, and serve as role models.



Girls-only, physically and emotionally safe; where there is a sisterhood of support, high expectations, and mutual respect.



Research-based, hands-on and minds-on, age-appropriate, meeting the needs of today’s girls. Our trained staff develop locally-focused programs that ensure girls are exposed to new experiences.


Positive Outcomes:


92% of Girls Inc. teens say they can use what they know to solve “real-life” problems in their communities.

89% of Girls inc. girls find science or math interesting.


1 in 6 girls will not finish school on time 

79% of Girls Inc. teens are on track to graduate high school.

77% of Girls Inc. girls are happy with their bodies,

compared to 48% of girls nationally.


65% of high school girls have ever used alcohol. 

22% of Girls Inc. high school girls have ever used alcohol.

90% of Girls Inc. girls are hopeful about their futures.