Girls Inc. of NW Oregon offers programs for girls 8-18 around the greater Portland area. Girls Inc. programs focus on developing healthy behaviors, adopting new life skills, and encouraging girls to reach higher. Girls Inc. programs are led by a team of experience Girls Inc. program staff and volunteer Girls Guides.

Girls who participate in Girls Inc. Programs:

  • Create meaningful, supportive peer groups that encourage female solidarity
  • Grow self-esteem that carries over to home, school, and the community
  • Develop sound decision-making and communication skills
  • Assert themselves as confident individuals throughout their lives
  • Build key leadership skills and strong work ethics

Our Programs

Girls Groups

Girls Inc. Girls Groups are offered at school and community sites across the greater Portland area for girls 8-18. Girls Groups meet for three 8-week terms over the school year. Each term Girls Groups cover one of our Girls Inc. curricula with their Girls Guides.

Girls Take Off!

Rock Climbing, snow shoeing, roller derby and sailing are just a few of the adventures Girl Inc. girls can have participating in our monthly adventure series, Girls Take Off!

Summer Programs

We offer week long Girl Power camps in partnership with YWCA of Greater Portland. Counselors lead activities from our Allies in Action program and girls get to put their new skills into action on daily afternoon adventures.

Girls Council

Girls Council Girls area appointed representatives of all Girls Inc. Girls. The Girls Council serves as advisors and spokeswomen for Girls Inc. of NW Oregon and serves for a 1-year term. Meet the Girls Council.

Our Curriculum

Girls Inc. award-winning, research-based and gender specific curriculum work with girls to build skills and confidence in specific subject areas to empower them to dream bigger, strive higher, and reach economically independent futures. Read more about our curriculum here.