July 17, 2008

Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Turns 25!


Tammie Limoges
tlimoges@girlsincdenver.org
(303) 893-4363 x 102
Denver, CO - Girls Inc. of Metro Denver is celebrating its 25th year as an organization dedicated to inspiring all girls in the Denver community to be strong, smart, and bold SM and invites the community to celebrate this milestone on Friday, July, 25th from 4:00- 6:00pm for an afternoon of fun and festivities.

Before the desserts, coffee's and tea's are served, attendees will have an opportunity to tour the Girls Inc. facilities to learn more about the organization and its programs. Then, the afternoon program will begin at the Girls Inc. gymnasium located on the east side of Julian St off of West Colfax.

The afternoon program will begin with a selection of individuals, corporations and foundations that will be recognized because of their dedication and support of Girls Inc. over its 25 year history. Also being honored are five outstanding high school girls who will be receiving scholarships from the Helen McLoraine Fund totaling $45,000! They will share how they intend to use their scholarships to support their educational plans and their future career goals. The afternoon will end with remarks from a representative of YRC Worldwide Trucking Company who will share the companies' recent commitment to support the Girls Inc. mission by donating a 28ft tractor trailer, beautifully designed and wrapped with information about Girls Inc., that will be making deliveries in the metro area for the next 18 months promoting the work of Girls Inc. in the community.

All community members are welcome at this event. It is truly through support from the Denver community that Girls Inc. of Metro Denver has been able to continue inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold SM for 25 years!
The mission of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.SM GIMD delivers gender-specific programs to over 2,200 girls each year from across the Denver metro area. These programs equip girls ages 6 to 18 to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. The organization is an affiliate of the national nonprofit Girls Incorporated, whose research-based programs and expertise on girls’ issues date back to 1864. For more information, go to www.girlsincdenver.org.
The vision of Girls Incorporated is empowered girls and an equitable society. We believe that girls have the right to be themselves and to resist gender-stereotypes, to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm, to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success, to accept and appreciate their bodies, to have confidence in themselves, to be safe in the world and to be prepared for interesting work and economic independence.

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