It’s hard to believe that in the United States in 2015 one in four girls will not finish high school and one in five girls will be a victim of childhood sexual abuse. 78% of girls are unhappy with their bodies and 3 out of 10 will get pregnant by the age 20. But at Girls Inc., every girl learns to be healthy, confident, and resilient, and lives her life as a strong, smart, and bold woman. With you, me, and Girls Inc. in her corner, we will fuel her fire so she can find her path, reach her highest goals, and inspire others to do the same. Just ask Angela, age 15, from Bayshore: “Girls Inc. helps raise my confidence and believe in myself.” As dedicated board members of this organization, we are counting on the support of generous friends like you, who are willing to donate to this important cause. For more information about Girls Inc. of Long Island, please visit our website at www.girlsincli.org. We are looking forward to further support Girls Inc. of Long Island's efforts to bring empowerment programming, such as financial and media literacy, leadership, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and mind+body programming to girls in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Your support will help bring more programming like this to girls across Long Island.