The mission of the Investing in Girls Alliance is to improve services for middle school girls in central Massachusetts through research, education, advocacy, and collaboration.

Investing in Girls Alliance has three Priority Areas to impact girls well-being:

Physical, Mental and Sexual Health: These are core to girls well being and good health provides the foundation for girls achievements throughout her lifetime

Education and Economic Empowerment: Giving girls the tools and opportunities they need to be in charge of their lives and actively engage in their families and communities

Violence and Safety: Ensuring the safety of girls where they grow, learn, work and play is essential to girls success



Thank you to all who joined us for our Fourth Annual Statewide Gathering on Girls.

We deeply appreciate our thoughtful panelists, our inspiring young women speakers and all of our passionate and committed participants.

A special thank you to Meridith Wesby without whom, none of this would be possible.

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Here is a list of our IIGA Alliance Members. Click on the logos below to view member pages.

IIGA strategically selects partners that will ensure the promotion of IIGA's mission to improve services to middle-school girls.
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