Girls Inc. of Long Island was founded in 2005 as an affiliate of the nationally recognized Girls Inc., a non-profit organization serving only girls with roots dating back to 1864. Girls Inc. responds to the changing needs of girls and their communities through the implementation of research-based programs and advocacy that empower girls to reach their full potential and to understand, value, and assert their rights.

Girls Inc. of Long Island founders included a diverse group of women who saw the need to bring gender-specific programs to the girls on Long Island in order to foster equity and hope for the future.

I struggled internally for a long time, but through Girls Inc. I learned that my body is a resource, not an object. I began to love and embrace my body.