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Girls Inc.

Delivering Life-Changing Programs for Girls

About Girls Inc.

YWCA Minneapolis is a member organization of Girls Incorporated. Through Girls Inc., girls take risks, discover and grow their inherent strengths, learn to value themselves and create long-lasting mentorship relationships in a pro-girl environment.

Through this affiliation with Girls Inc., YWCA offers research-based curriculum delivered by trained professionals to equip girls to achieve academically, lead healthy and physically active lives, manage money, navigate media messages and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This programming helps girls traverse complex gender, economic and social barriers to find success.

Participants gain opportunities to learn new skills, make positive connections to peers and adults, contribute to society and believe in their ability to create the best possible future for themselves.

Out-of-School Time Program

The Girls Inc. Out-of-School Time Program is available to girls and gender-expansive youth in grades 4 – 8 in the Minneapolis Public Schools and at YWCA Minneapolis. This multifaceted program helps prepare young women for academic and professional success by addressing four essential learning goals:

  • Academic Success
  • Economic Literacy
  • Literacy Development
  • Healthy Decision-Making

Fall programming starts Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Apply Today! Space is limited.

Eureka! Program

Girls Inc. Eureka! is a five-year summer and school-year program for girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. In partnership with the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, the Eureka! program builds sisterhood with girls from all over the Twin Cities — exploring their career interests and dreams while supporting them through high school graduation and preparing them for the next steps in their post-secondary education.

Girls Resolution and Prevention (RAP)

Girls RAP is an empowerment program that works with 12-18 years olds girls who are involved (or at-risk of becoming involved) in the juvenile justice system or have an unsuccessful relationship with school. We support youth by sharpening their social/emotional skills to make positive life choices, resolve conflict and build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Girls RAP participants complete 10-12 weeks of empowerment programming, receive individualized case management or goal support and receive 12 months of aftercare support. Youth who complete the program show increased social/emotional regulation skills and demonstrate a positive attitude toward life and learning.

Thanks to Girls RAP, youth across Minneapolis are empowered with the strength, support and knowledge needed to make more responsible choices and achieve social, emotional, educational and physical well-being.

For more information, on the Girls RAP program and how it’s empowering youth across the city, please contact DaVonna Rucker at or call 612-215-4123.

Learn More

To learn more about YWCA Minneapolis Girls Inc. programs, please contact

2021-2023 Girls Inc. Afterschool Sites

Brooklyn Center Community School
Copper High School
The FAIR School – Crystal
The FAIR School – Downtown
Jefferson Community School
Andersen United Middle School
Anthony Middle School
Anwatin Middle School
Northeast Middle School
Sanford Middle School
Justice Page Middle School