The mission of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) is to inspire all girls to be STRONG, SMART, and BOLD. Our vision is a world in which every girl values her whole self, discovers her inner strengths, and achieves her goals.
Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) was founded in 1983 by individuals committed to reducing the number of girls becoming teen mothers, dropping out of high school, and entering correctional facilities. GIMD is an affiliate of the national Girls Incorporated organization, a recognized authority on girls' issues with a history dating back to 1864. To date, GIMD has served over 40,000 girls from the Denver metro area and has awarded over $650,000 in college scholarships.
At GIMD, girls have access to the tools and support to succeed, including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment, peers who share their drive and aspirations, and research-based programming. Girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
GIMD's recent awards:
• 2016 National Bright Spot in Hispanic Education from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence
• 2014 Nonprofit of the Year from the Women's Chamber of Commerce
• 2013 Mayor's Diversity Award from the Denver Women's Commission
"Girls Inc. is where I first adopted a sense of responsibility for changing the world in which I live. In the eight years that I've been a Girls Inc. girl, I've pushed myself to advocate for myself and the impact I aspire to see in my community." - Halla, Current Girls Inc. Girl
"Girls Inc. has become a part of me and will continue being part of my life after high school and college. Who I am today couldn't be possible without Girls Inc. and I know that I can grow into the person I'm supposed to be." - Donaji, Current Girls Inc. Girl
"I take pride in giving my time to the organization that has been one of the most important things in my life…I feel like by being a part of a program like Girls Inc. has given me the chance to find my voice as a young leader." - Yesenia, Girls Inc. Alumni
"Girls Inc. has taught me to love myself and, most importantly, to help and inspire others in any way possible. I am the first woman in my family history, tracing back four hundred years, to speak English, to have an education, and to go to college. I will continue to inspire young Latina women to follow their hearts and to put effort into everything that they want to do." - Aide, Girls Inc. Alumni