Why We Serve
In the United States, 1 in 4 girls do not graduate with their high school diploma. Dropping out of high school seriously jeopardizes the well-being of these girls, their families, and our society. Talented Girls in Action was founded to motivate, educate, strengthen, and inspire girls between the ages of 12 to 18. Through our organization, we strive to diminish the dropout rates in the schools we partner with.
Investing in a Girl
When you invest in a girl, she will multiply the impact of that investment by extending the benefits to the world around her and creating a better community. Studies show that women reinvest up to 90 percent of their incomes back into their families whereas men reinvest 30-40 percent. Investing in women and girls creates long-term social and economic benefits for all individuals. According to the US Agency for International Development, girls lead healthier and more productive lives when they receive an education. An educated girl has a positive ripple effect on her health, family, community, and society as a whole.
Talented Girls in Action is a program that not only invests in girls education but also gives them strategic tools to invest in themselves. Through our program we are motivating girls to appreciate their education, educating them to pursue career goals, strengthening them to be community supporters, teaching them self–discipline to combat negative habits, and inspiring them to be leaders. When you invest in TGIA, whether it be your time or a monetary donation, know that your investment changes lives and expands beyond our organization to the community as a whole.
What We Offer
Our after-school program provides mentor-ships, tutoring, character development and enrichment opportunities to girls that come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Mentors: TGIA mentors are local career women who are strong leaders in the community. These women have similar backgrounds or can emphasize with the girls in our program. Mentors are assigned based on the individual career choice of each girl.
- Tutors: TGIA tutors are collegiate students, teachers, or volunteers that are willing to provide academic support to the girls in our program. Each girl has an individualized tutor based on their academic needs. Tutors provide a brief progress report on the success of each girl.
- Volunteers: TGIA volunteers are women and men who believe in the mission of the program and are willing to support or assist in any capacity they can.