Smart Start Youth Employment Program
Smart Start is a life-changing program that helps girls, women and gender-expansive
youth from 15 to 30 set and achieve education and employment goals and work
towards financial self-sufficiency. Smart Start participants are paid a training
allowance, earn wages, and receive dependent care, transportation and other
supports to enable them to focus on their future.
BOLD FUTURES for Women
BOLD FUTURES is a life-changing program that helps women and
gender-expansive people living with a physical, mental and/or developmental
disability increase economic participation and financial independence. The Girls Inc.
staff team works directly with community employers to diversify workplaces and
create inclusive and accessible work environments for employees with disabilities.
To find out more about both of these programs designed to increase the
opportunities for financial independence, please click here for more detail and to
apply. Employers interested in hosting a Girls Inc. participant in their workplace can
find out more by contacting:
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Girls Inc. Limestone serves girls, women, and gender-expansive people who feel our
pro-girl and pro-woman environment is the best fit for them. Through comprehensive
program opportunities and support services we inspire all participants to be strong,
smart and bold!
Our service group includes the following community members:
Girls Ed Program
The Girls Ed program provides prevention and intervention based programs for
school-aged girls and gender-expansive people throughout our service district. Girls
Inc. programs are evidence-based and deliver experiences that help participants
navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Our programs are always free to
ensure accessibility for all participants.
Learn more about our Girls Ed Program and the topics and support provided for
community girls in our Agency Overview.To find out how you can host a Girls Ed group
at your school or for a group of girls, please contact:
Justine Marchand, Chief Program Officer
Girls Inc. provides individual support to our service group members who need
information, advice, follow-up support or community referral. We also provide
COVID-19 financial recovery support for those who continue to experience trauma
and economic crisis. For more information on these support options, please call our
office at (613) 542-9202.
~ School aged girls and gender-expansive children and teens from age 6 to 18.
~ Women and gender-expansive youth from 15 to 30 (federal definition of youth.)
~ Parents, guardians and family members of Girls Inc. participants with no age
~ Women and gender-expansive people who are experiencing trauma with no age
limitation. Often but not always program alumni.