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GIRLS INC Registration App 2015


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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 
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)
Y.H. Thomas Campus
1300 Thomas St.
Hampton, VA 23669
Office Hours: Monday-Friday; 12 noon – 6 p.m.
757 722-6248  (Ms. Deborah Ruffin)
Aquatics Department
5905 Portsmouth Blvd.
Portsmouth VA 23701
757 673-1176 (Kevin or Matt)


LIFT Girls

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

lift-logo-Register for the L.I.F.T. program today -CAll 757-465-3896!!!

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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$100 per ticket. Tables of 10 for $1000.
Price: $100.00

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