Program areas at Girls Incorporated of St Louis
Center - membership services: the center-based programs is an extended learning program that includes summer and after school programs. The summer program is held for eight weeks during june - august (224 Girls in 2019). Daily structured, age-specific programs are provided, as well as weekly outings on field trips and recreational swim. Girls ages 6 - 12 participate in classes in the program areas of cultural arts, sports and physical development, educational enhancement and personal development. A select group of Girls aged 13 and older participate in the teen leader program, which offers them work experience in the centers, secondary education visits and career-related speakers. The usda summer food program is offered for breakfast and lunch to all participants.the center-based after school program is offered during the school year from september - may. Transportation is provided from area schools to the center, or Girls may be dropped off for participation in the program. Daily structured, age-specific programs are offered in the following areas: cultural arts, sports and physical development, educational enhancement and personal development.
Outreach - prevention:outreach programs (over 9,000 Girls served in 2019) provide education on prevention of teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol use and sexual abuse. These classes follow the curricula developed at the national level of Girls Incorporated. A locally-developed life skills program is also offered. Classes are provided at sites throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area including schools, community centers, churches and other nonprofit organizations.
Eureka! Teen achievement program: the eureka! Teen achievement program (eureka) is a year round, five-year program commitment in which 8th through 12th grade Girls focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (stem) education. The program fosters educational, professional and personal development with a focus on leadership and community advocacy, with complementary activities in sports and physical fitness, healthy living, and financial literacy. The portion of eureka takes place in a college campus environment, increasing the likelihood that they will pursue higher education and careers in stem fields.