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THE INVESTING IN GIRLS ALLIANCE MISSION

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

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FOURTH ANNUAL STATEWIDE GATHERING - 2016

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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IIGA NEWS AND MEDIA POSTS

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WORCESTER PARENTS

Wondering if your child is using drugs or drinking? Concerned about your children using drugs or alcohol in the future? Interested in learning how to prevent use at every age? […]

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Few women are benefiting from surge in tech jobs

The technology sector is booming, but there’s been no progress in boosting women’s share of some of the state’s best-paying jobs.

Women remain vastly underrepresented in so-called core tech jobs, holding […]

Meet The Girls Who Code In A Roxbury Basement

In a dimly lit basement room in Roxbury, a dozen girls stare into computer screens. There’s a low murmur of conversation, punctuated by the occasional giggle, but mostly what you […]

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Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls

In the ’80s and ’90s, America’s suicide trend was headed in the right direction: down.

“It had been decreasing almost steadily since 1986, and then what happened is there was a […]

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The Only Girl at Her Science Camp By LARA N. DOTSON-RENTA MARCH 25, 2016 7:00 AM

My 7-year-old daughter has pretend space launches in our living room. She loves Tinkerbell not because she has sparkly wings, but because she is a “tinker” fairy that can […]

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Study of Teenagers Asks: Who’s Happier, Boys or Girls? By JONAH BROMWICH MARCH 18, 2016 7:00 AM

Belgian and Polish adolescents are among the least happy in Europe, more than half the teenagers in Greenland smoke, and Eastern European boys are far more likely than girls […]

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