Girls Inc. of Columbus provides girls with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges they face. The Girls Inc. Experience is a unique, holistic approach made up of people, an environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed.

Trained staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe. Here, girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect, and high expectations. Hands-on, research-based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance.

​Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. also works with policymakers at the local, state and national level to advocate for legislation and initiatives that increase opportunities for girls. At Girls Inc., girls grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

Eureka!

Eureka!


Girls Inc. empowers girls to succeed by providing trusting mentoring relationships, a girls-only environment, and research-based, hands-on
programming. Three critical goals drive our programming: to help girls achieve healthy lives, succeed academically, and acquire the life skills needed to prepare them for adulthood. We work to ensure that girls participate in programs and activities that support and expand on their schoolbased learning and engagement. It is also important that girls are motivated to set and achieve educational and career goals, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Generation Giga Girl

Generation Giga Girl


Too many girls are not receiving the educational opportunities and support they need to achieve their dreams. Women earn only 31% of all post-secondary STEM degrees awarded in the United States despite the fact that girls who are exposed to STEM programming at a young age express interest in these subjects. In addition, punitive and exclusionary school discipline practices often push girls out of the classroom instead of providing them with the support they need to be successful in school. Girls Inc. fights to improve access to quality educational experiences for underserved girls, for whom such opportunities are critical in overcoming income inequality and other challenges to reaching their potential.

Local Programs

Local Programs


Girls Inc. loves to team up with community partners, local businesses and other nonprofit agencies that have the same goal as us. To ensure that we help our girls be Strong, Smart and Bold! Stay tuned for upcoming partnerships.

Have and idea for a partnership? Please send an email to aredden@girlsinc-columbus.org !

Media Literacy

Media Literacy


Girls Inc. empowers girls to succeed by providing trusting mentoring relationships, a girls-only environment, and research-based, hands-on programming. Three critical goals drive our programming: to help girls achieve healthy lives, succeed academically, and acquire the life skills needed to prepare them for adulthood. We work to ensure that girls have the skills, knowledge, and support to examine media critically and analyze the explicit and implicit roles that media can play in their lives.

Economic Literacy

Economic Literacy!


Girls Inc. empowers girls to succeed by providing trusting mentoring relationships, a girls-only environment, and research-based, hands-on programming. Three critical goals drive our programming: to help girls achieve healthy lives, succeed academically, and acquire the life skills needed to prepare them for adulthood. We work to ensure that girls have the skills, knowledge, and support to understand and manage their money as well as to enhance their financial futures.

Literacy Initiative

Literacy Initiative!


The Girls Inc. Literacy Initiative addresses the literacy-based needs of girls in grades K-3 by using a model that involves working closely with schools to align programming with school-day learning. This approach allows for Girls Inc. to create quality, outcomes-based literacy programming that is grounded in the Girls Inc. approach to programming, which includes interactive, hands-on activities. Literacy staff also assess each individual girl’s skills to monitor her progress and target areas where she needs extra support. The Girls Inc. Literacy Initiative inspires girls to use reading as a tool to discover new and exciting worlds and to learn new information about topics that interest them. Girls learn to think critically by forming connections between stories and their own lives, identifying with characters in books, and examining messages that. books convey.

Operation SMART

Operation SMART


Girls Inc. empowers girls to succeed by providing trusting mentoring relationships, a girls-only environment, and research-based, hands-on programming. Three critical goals drive our programming: to help girls achieve healthy lives, succeed academically, and acquire the life skills needed to prepare them for adulthood. We work to ensure that girls participate in programs and activities that support and expand on their school-based learning and engagement. It is also important that girls are motivated to set and achieve educational and career goals, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Sports

Sports


Girls Inc. empowers girls to succeed by providing trusting mentoring relationships, a girls-only environment, and research-based, hands-on programming. Three critical goals drive our programming: to help girls achieve healthy lives, succeed academically, and acquire the life skills needed to prepare them for adulthood. We work to ensure that girls have the skills, knowledge, and support to increase their physical activity and fitness through sports and adventure.

After-school Program

After-school Program


Throughout the school year, Girls Inc. of Columbus offers an After School Program at the Baker Center on the south side of Columbus and at the Dorothy Hyatt Center on the north side of Columbus.

Girls Inc. follows the Muscogee County School District calendar. We provide van pick-up from certain area schools and school buses drop off at our Centers. The centers are open from 2:30 pm. until 7:00 p.m.. Monday through Friday. We also are open from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on teacher planning days and during holiday breaks and Spring Break at no additional charge.

Centers

Girls Inc. currently operates two centers in Columbus. The Baker Center serves South Columbus and the Dorothy Hyatt Center (formerly the Kolb Center) serves North Columbus. Our administrative offices are located at the Baker Center on Levy Road.

Both centers can be reached by calling 706-683-0809 and following the automated prompts, or by emailing the Center Director via the links below.

All mail should be directed to:

Girls Inc. of Columbus

P.O. Box 3096

Columbus, GA  31903.


Baker Center
3535 Levy Road
Columbus, GA  31903
Center Director: Jamila Pugh
Dorothy Hyatt Center
4637 Kolb Avenue
Columbus, GA  31907
Center Director: Tomika Trimble