Girls Inc. of Wayne County to Expand
Organization to Repurpose Recently Purchased Youth-Focused Center
Richmond, Ind. – It is with great enthusiasm that Girls Inc. of Wayne County announces the expansion of their services through the purchase of a new facility.
The Organization has an opportunity to serve more girls but could not previously due to space constraints. With the recent purchase of the new building located at 1407 South 8th Street, program space will increase fivefold. This will provide the extra space needed to continue to serve its numerous current participants, while also reopening enrollment to the community.
The building design will be girl-centered so that Girls Inc. can continue to be a physically, socially and an emotionally safe place that confirms girls can succeed and deserve to be taken seriously for the persons they are now and the women they will become. A capital campaign will soon begin in order to raise funds for essential renovations to the newly purchased facility.
“The vision shaped by our founding mothers — including Becky Rosa and her daughter Jo Lucas — has led us in this positive direction of development,” said Executive Director Tammy Savoy. “Their legacy will continue to change the lives of the young women of Wayne County throughout this period of growth.”
The building purchase was made possible by the generous support of Mary Alice Adney, who has enabled the organization to further its mission by serving even more girls in the community. Community collaborators such as Richard Jeffers, Better Homes and Gardens and Justin Ferriell have also made the growth of Girls Inc. a reality.
More details on the capital campaign will be announced at a later date. All inquiries may be directed to Executive Director Tammy Savoy at (765) 962-2362.
About Girls Inc.: Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.
These positive outcomes are achieved through three core elements: people– trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships; environment– girls-only, physically and emotionally safe, where there is a sister-hood of support, high expectations, and mutual respect; and programming– research-based, hands-on and minds-on, age-appropriate, meeting the needs of today’s girls. Informed by girls and their families, our national organization also advocates for legislation and policies to increase opportunities for all girls. Learn more about our national organization at http://girlsinc.org/