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Girls Inc Registration Application Rev July 2014-1

 

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Please complete the fillable registration from, print and bring along with required forms of identification for your daughter to the center for which your child will be attending.

*Two (2) forms of identification for your child is required with for registration.  Please see identification form for required documents that parents / caregivers are required to bring with the registration form.

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Center Locations

Tri-Cities Campus
5905 Portsmouth Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23701  
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
757 465-3896 (Ms. Aesha Shelton)
Serving School s in Portsmouth-Chesapeake- Suffolk 
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Huntington Campus
215 32nd Street
Newport News, VA 23607                                                                                                   Office Hours:  12 noon – 6:00 p.m.
757 244-0716 (Ms. Syreeta Smith)
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Central @ Former Mallory School 
331 Big Bethel Road
Hampton, VA 23669                                                                                                               Office Hours:  Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
757 727– 6945 (Ms. Leah Ruff , Faith Williams or Travis Heath)
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Y.H. Thomas Campus
1300 Thomas St.
Hampton, VA 23669
Office Hours: Monday-Friday; 12 noon – 6 p.m.
757 722-6248  (Ms. Brittany Altson)
GIRLS ONLY CAMPUS 
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Aquatics Department
5905 Portsmouth Blvd.
Portsmouth VA 23701
757 673-1176 (Kevin or Matt)

 

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Girls Inc of the Greater Peninsula Summer Camp 2014 After School Locations

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Locations

Tri-Cities Campus
5905 Portsmouth Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23701
757 465-3896 ph. (Hours 9AM-6PM)
Portsmouth-Chesapeake- Suffolk 
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Huntington Campus
215 32nd St.
Newport News, VA 23607
757 244-0716 ph. (Hours: 12 Noon-6PM)
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Central Campus
331 Big Bethel Road
Hampton, VA 23666
757 727– 6945 ph. (Hours: 9AM-6PM)
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Y.H. Thomas Campus
1300 Thomas St.
Hampton, VA 23669
757 722-6248 ph. (Hours: 12 Noon-6PM
GIRLS ONLY CAMPUS 
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Aquatics Department
5905 Portsmouth Blvd.
Portsmouth VA 23701
757 673-1176 ph. 

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Support The Norma Jean Harris Program Scholarship Fund

The Honorable Norma Jean Harris Program Scholarship Fund

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In memory of Norma Jean Harris

A portion of the funds raised from the 9th Annual People of Influence Fundraising Gala will benefit the Honorable Norma Jean Harris Program Scholarship Fund.   Norma Jean Harris worked tireless each year raising money to ensure that the Girls Inc Gala was a great success.  She sold over 10 tables each year.

After her sudden death in April 2014, the scholarship fund was established in her memory to honor her commitment to Girls Inc and the education of youth in Hampton Roads.  Her work in the Judicial System prompted her to advocate for children’s academic success as a way to ensure their non-involvment with the Juvenile Justice System.  The scholarship will be used to fund summer camp tuition for needy families.

Norma Jean Harris attended Portsmouth Public Schools (I.C. Norcom High School) and Shaw University where she was recognized for her academic achievement and leadership.  She came to Hampton where she served the community in a long and distinguished law enforcement and judicial career.

Norma Jean Harris wanted the citizens of the City of Hampton, particularly its school children, to receive the benefits to be gained from learning in a safe and secure environment at the local, state, and national level through Girls Inc in Hampton, Virginia; and other surrounding communities.  She served as the President of Girls Inc of the Greater Peninsula Board Directors for six years and generously supported that organization at every level.  She served faithfully with Girls Inc. until her passing, during which time she demonstrated her continued interest, sound judgment, and loyal support of her community.

The Board of Directors and staff of Girls, Inc have suffered the loss of a mentor, an irreplaceable friend, and dedicated inspiration of girls’ empowerment. The Newport News Sheriff’s Department and the Magistrate’s Offices of Hampton and Newport News acknowledged the dedication of Magistrate Harris to the cause of law enforcement and justice in both the cities of Newport News and Hampton, Virginia, and the many significant contributions she made to that cause and to the public interest.

Magistrate Harris passed away on April 30, 2014, leaving a vacant place both in the hearts of the children and their families of Girls, Inc. and in the community of Hampton, Virginia.  Therefore, the Honorable Norma Jean Program Scholarship Fund is in honor of the memory and legacy of Norma Jean Harris for her service to the communities of Newport News, Hampton and Portsmouth, Virginia.

You can donate a 100% tax deductible donation to the Norma Jean Harris Program Scholarship Fund online prior to the event.   100% of all donations donated prior to the 9th Annual People of Influence Fundraising Gala will be allocated to the Norma Jean Harris Program Scholarship.

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You can also write checks payable to the Norma Jean Harris Program Scholarship c/o Girls Inc. and mail to:  Girls Inc, 5905 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, Virginia 23701.If you have any questions please contact a Girls Inc representative at 757-465-3896.

On the evening of the event – Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center – half of the funds raised during the Fund-A-Scholarship will be allocated to the Norma Jean Scholarship Fund.


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Oprah Winfrey selected Girls Inc. to be a charity beneficiary of the newly announced Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea, which will be sold at all Starbucks and Teavana stores in the U.S. and Canada starting April 29.

Watch Oprah talk about why she is passionate about Girls Inc.
http://media.oprah.com/own/steep-your-soul/20140319-own-girls-inc-message.mp4

Support the Local Chapter of the National Association of Professional Women Fundraiser to benefit Girls Inc of the Greater Peninsula!

 

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The National Association of Professional Women Fundraiser to benefit Girls Inc of GP

 

LIFT Girls

L.I.F.T. (Leadership Institute For Teens)

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Girls Inc L.I.F.T. (Leadership Institute For Teens) girls celebrate their heritage, investigate rights and responsibilities, practice leadership skills, and tackle issues of concern. Girls deepen their understanding of girls and women as social change agents and of leadership as a collective process grounded in belonging to and having responsibility for one’s community. The first phase of the program focuses on strengthening girls’ skills and their knowledge of and appreciation for female leadership in the context of community. During the school year teen girls participate in a Girls Inc identity program thereby preparing for summer employment as peer leaders at one of the Girls Inc location.

In the second phase, teen girls go through an interview process and based on the points that they were awarded for participation during the school year, they may qualify for summer employment.  LIFT participants may qualify and apply for summer employment in their sophomore, junior and/or senior year of high school.  The LIFT participates work as peer leaders, being afforded the opportunity to make application of the program they were taught during the school year.  The summer employment is not only an incentive for girls to participate during the school year, but it also help girls continue to build their leadership skills.

Girls Inc. knows that the teen years are a pivotal time in a young women’s life.  Middle school is when young people begin to develop autonomy, and when many begin to disengage from school. Girls are also “pulled out” of school to become caregivers, help earn income, for safety reasons such as bullying or harassment, and for family reasons including a move or a divorce.  Research concludes that dropout prevention strategies could become more effective by targeting the middle school grades, when the stresses of schooling – related to a more complex curriculum, a less personal environment, and the growing need for peer acceptance – pose a very real threat to already disadvantaged students.

In addition, ages 12-14 are critical years for primary prevention of numerous risk behaviors.  For example, a study of young adolescents living in low income families in high risk neighborhoods suggests that girls from unstable family situations and girls of color are especially likely to become sexually active in their early teen years (by age 15). And, 46% of girls in ninth grade have smoked cigarettes, and 9% first did so before age 13.

Out-of-school programming is widely acknowledged as a key factor in mitigating risky behavior by youth.  Girls Inc. programming has characteristics that engage girls this age:  opportunities to interact with peers and to try new things in an environment that offers routine and structure. In addition, fostering a sense of community, developmentally appropriate programming, and family involvement are also important in engagement of middle-school girls.

For more information about the LIFT program call Brittney Harris at 757-465-3896

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Acclaimed Actress and Activist Sheryl Lee Ralph to speak at People of Influence Gala on Friday, December 15, 2014 at the Hampton Convention Center

Girls Inc 2014 Gala: Acclaimed Actress and Activist Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph Picture 1Acclaimed Actress and Passionate AIDs Activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph to deliver keynote address at Girls Incorporated 9th Annual People of Influence Gala.  A Portion of the funds raised will benefit the Honorable Norma Jean Harris Program Scholarship

     Hampton, VA— To support their ongoing mission of inspiring young girls to be strong, smart, and bold, Girls Incorporated of the Greater Peninsula is hosting its 9th Annual People of Influence Fundraising Gala and has invited a strong, smart, and bold woman, Sheryl Lee Ralph, the distinguished stage, television, and film star as the guest speaker.

No stranger to television, Sheryl Lee Ralph can currently be seen on Nickelodeon’s new series “Instant Mom”, Showtime’s “Ray Donovan”, and Bounce TV’s “One Love”.  Sheryl Lee’s TV credits include “It’s a Living,” “Designing Women,” and most notably, “Moesha” for which TV Guide named her one of TV’s best Mom’s and was nominated for seven Image Awards.  OWN’s “Where Are They Now” and TV One’s “Life After” have documented and provided insight about Sheryl Lee’s career.  Sheryl Lee Ralph is a passionate AIDS activist and founding Director of the DIVA Foundation.

The annual event has proven to be the largest fundraising initiative for Girls Inc. who will use the proceeds to ensure that girls receive valuable research based programs.  For a small donation, Girls Inc. supporters will enjoy dinner, silent auction, book signing session and live entertainment on December 5, 2014 at 6:00p.m at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

Norma Jean Scholarship PhotoA portion of the funds raised will benefit the Honorable Norma Jean Harris Program Scholarship.  Norma Jean Harris, former Girls Inc Board Chair, was the first female African American Magistrate for the City of Hampton.  After her sudden death in April 2014, the scholarship was established in her memory to honor her commitment to Girls Inc and the education of youth in Hampton Roads.  Her work in the Judicial System prompted her to advocate for children’s academic success as a way to ensure their non-involvment with the Juvenile Justice System.  The scholarship will be used to fund summer camp tuition for needy families.

Girls Inc. programs empower girls and young women by enabling them to learn new information, acquire and develop life skills, build self-confidence and have fun doing so. Girls Inc. hopes to significantly expand the number of girls served in the community while increasing their overall visibility.

For more information or to become a sponsor interested parties should contact Aesha Shelton at (757) 465-3896 or by email at

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After School 2014-2015

 

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THE BEST KEEPS GETTING BETTER

Girls Inc. (formerly Girls Club) is pleased to announce our 2014 – 15 before and after school program, in partnership with the Boys Leadership Alliance. On our coed campuses, girls and boys participate in single sex programs that are gender specific and age appropriate.

This year, children will be challenged to think critically, ask questions and explore! Homework assistance is provided to children. (Time constraints may limit the completion of homework). National Girls Inc. Identity programs are offered to girls. Character education and leadership programs are offered to the boys participating in the program.

Our goal is to provide a safe and structured environment. We offer a structured, yet fun environment where “random dancing” and talent shows are the norm! We also host an annual speech competition and field trips to Washington DC for our older girls through our LIFT (Leadership Institute for Teens).

S.T.E.M. 

Girls Inc. is committed to making STEM come to life for kids. Each week your child will participate in hands-on science experi- ments, meet people in STEM fields and learn that STEM can be fun! Our Fun Fridays include STEM components, teach- ing kids that science and math are not boring!

Tuition

Tuition for the program is $25 per week ($50 weekly for both the before and after- school programs). This fee must be paid every Friday to pre-pay for the following week. Check, money order, cash and credit card are all accepted. Failure to pay tuition can result in a suspension of services.

A daily snack is included in the fee. Free USDA breakfast and lunch is also provided daily.

Special Tuition for A.M. Kindergarten

Tuition for the program is $45 per week ($70 weekly for both the before and after- school programs). This fee must be paid every Friday to pre-pay for the following week. Check, money order, cash and credit card are all accepted. Failure to pay tuition can result in a suspension of services.

Two daily snacks are included in the fee.  Free USDA breakfast and lunch is also provided daily.

Registration

There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee per child. A copy of the most recent physical examination and shot record is required for all participants. At registration, your child’s social security card and birth certificate must verified.

Registration packets can be picked up at any of our Girls Inc. locations and downloaded online at girlsincofgreaterpen.com

Hours

All locations are open Monday-Friday 6:00am-9:00am before-school 2:00pm-6:00pm after-school.

All sites follow the school schedule and are closed when school is closed.  Girls Inc is open for early dismissal days.

**Girls Inc YH Thomas, 1300 Thomas Street, Hampton do not provide Before School Care. If you are in need of Before Care, please register your child for Before Care at Girls Inc Central at Mallory**

Camp Facilitators

Our team is comprised of trained professionals who not only have a passion for children, but the knowledge and skill-set to work with them.  All facilitators are background checked and attend pre-camp training focusing on child development, creative lesson-planning and safety.  Additionally, all facilitators are required to submit weekly and monthly reports highlighting activities and progress in their groups. Facilitators are CPR and First-Aid certified.

**New training requirements will be implemented this school year for all facilitators.**

Transportation

Before school sites include: Huntington, Central and TriCities campuses. Transportation is provided from these sites to schools in the morning.

All sites offer transportation from schools for the after-school program. Some schools have bus stops at Girls Inc. Parents may be asked to complete a transportation form based on the request of school district.

Please note: Transportation services can be suspended for failure to pay tuition as well as any disciplinary issues or problems.

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Please complete the fillable registration from, print and bring along with required forms of identification for your daughter to the center for which your child will be attending.

*Two (2) forms of identification for your child is required with for registration.  Please see identification form for required documents that parents / caregivers are required to bring with the registration form.

Ask about our partnership with Boys Leadership Alliance!

757-722-6945 (Hampton)

757-244-0716 (Newport News)

757-465-3896 (South side)