Resources for Girls and Parents

Girls Inc/ Girls Inc. advocates for and improves the lives of under-served girls aged 6 to 18. It pursues this mission by providing gender-based educational programs in the areas of math, science, health and safety, financial literacy, and multicultural appreciation directly or in partnership with other organizations. As an independent affiliate of the Girls Inc. national organization, their commitment is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold!

Girls on the Run/ Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running at schools and after-school programs. Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade that teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

SPARK Movement / SPARK Movement is an intergenerational, girl-fueled activist movement that works to push back against the sexualization of girls and support the development of girls' healthy sexuality and self-esteem.

Girls Leadership/ Girls Leadership inspires girls to be true to themselves. They teach the practices of emotional intelligence, assertive self-expression and healthy relationships, giving girls the skills and confidence to live as leaders.

Proud2BMe/ Proud2BMe is an online community created by and for teens covering everything from fashion and beauty to news, culture, and entertainment—all with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.

The Renfrew Center/ The Renfrew Center has been a pioneer in the treatment of eating disorders since 1985. As the nation’s first residential eating disorder facility, now with 12 locations throughout the country, Renfrew has helped more than 65,000 women with eating disorders and other behavioral health issues.

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media/ The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female characters for entertainment targeting children 11 and under.

Endangered Bodies Project / Endangered Bodies mission is to take a stand against the toxic culture that teaches women and girls to hate their bodies. Through activism, they share our aim to expose the industries that profit from body insecurity, to challenge sexual objectification, to call out size discrimination, and to create social conditions which will enable girls to grow up loving -- not hating or rejecting -- their bodies.  

A Mighty Girl / A Mighty Girl is the world’s largest collection of books, toys, movies, and music for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls and, of course, for girls themselves! The site was founded on the belief that all children should have the opportunity to read books, play with toys, listen to music, and watch movies that offer positive messages about girls and honor their diverse capabilities.

Towards the  Stars / Towards the Stars is a marketplace that provides empowering gifts for girls. A place full of gifts that inspire and enable girls to reach for the stars. Offering a venue that motivates and supports artists, business and craftspeople to innovate and explore new products that have the potential to change the world.