Event Spotlight: Girls Inc. Virtual Sleepover

It’s been a rough year….and then some! So come relax and hang out with the coolest girl gang on Long Island! Participating girls will have the opportunity to create their own DIY face scrubs (materials provided), engage in girl chat, and, for those feeling brave, join in on our talent show!

This event is open to girls between 3rd and 12th grade. Space is limited. Girls Inc. facilitators will be monitoring all Zoom rooms for internet safety and guidance. If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected] or [email protected]


Girls Inc. 2021 Summer Programs

Girls Inc. of Long Island is proud to present our virtual Summer Program Offerings! In collaboration with our amazing partners, we are happy to bring our programs directly to your home through a combination of video conference, reference videos, and exploration time! As spots are limited, registrations will be received on a first-come, first-served basis. Once programs are at capacity, all applications will be considered for our summer waitlist. Please be advised, details listed below are subject to change and every registration application is subject to final Girls Inc. approval.

Each program is designed and available only to girls in the grade range listed within the description. Every participant must have their own separate registration form submitted through Eventbrite in order to be considered. Please note, there is a $25 registration fee for all summer programs that covers any materials, giveaways, and subscriptions the girls may need during the program. However, in an effort to ensure our programs are accessible to all girls, we offer summer program scholarships on a case-by-case basis. Email Program Manager, Anissa Rivera, for more information. See below for our offerings and stay tuned for more exciting programs & events!


Week 1: July 12-16th


Adventures in Nanoscience for 4th-6th Grade Girls

What’s Nano? Where’s Nano? Come explore science and engineering at the nanoscale through hands-on activities and experiments and discover how nature inspires new technology. This program is open to girls entering the 4th – 6th grades for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year and will be offered through Zoom.


Introduction to Scientific Computing for 7th-9th Grade Girls

Scientific Computing is the fusion of the two disciplines of mathematics and science. Through a series of programming exercises, girls will learn and apply the same data structures and algorithms used by Brookhaven scientists to tackle modern research challenges by remotely accessing a preconfigured programming workstation (virtual PC) hosted in the cloud. This program is open to girls entering the 7th – 9th grades for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year and will be offered through Zoom.


The Art of Storytelling Jr. for 9th-12th Grade Girls

An empowering and interactive writing camp where girls learn the most compelling elements of storytelling celebrating identity and community. A literacy enrichment program where girls explore literacy techniques, great literary works and create stories using themes of empowerment & social justice. This program is open to girls entering the 9th – 12th grades for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year and will be offered through Zoom.

Facilitated by published author and Girls Inc. of Long Island Executive Director, Renee Daniel Flagler.


Week 2: July 19-23rd


Making The Story for 4th-6th Grade Girls

Have you ever wanted to be the author of your very own book? In Making the Story, you’ll do just this! Girls throughout the week will be encouraged to tune into their creative writing skills and create their own body of work! This program is open to girls entering the 4th – 6th grades for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year and will be offered through Zoom.


The Confidence Project for 7th-9th Grade Girls

In this week-long program, 7th – 9th Grade girls will create a sisterhood of community and understanding as they have open discussions on what it means to be a girl and explore ways to gain and maintain their self-confidence. This program is open to girls entering the 7th – 9th grades for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year and will be offered through Zoom.


Generation Giga Girl for 9th-12th Grade Girls

Be a Giga Girl and demystify the world of data and make it come to life! Programming focuses on using big data to analyze real-world issues and empowering small cohorts of girls to think in new ways towards greater reflection, critical thinking, and creativity. This program is open to girls entering the 9th – 12th grades for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year and will be offered through Zoom.


Week 3: July 26-30th


Introduction to Coding for 4th-6th Grade Girls

Presented by Brookhaven National Lab, girls will learn the basics of coding to prepare them for a potential future in computer science! Girls will have the opportunity to learn basic coding techniques and software through this introduction to coding week. This program is open to girls entering the 4th – 6th grades for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year and will be offered through Zoom.


Art & The World of Science for 7th-9th Grade Girls

Every year scientists at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials hold a contest to find the most beautiful nano-sized images of scientific data, results, or discoveries, created in their labs. In this workshop, you can be just like them! You will learn how to use sculpture, computer-assisted design, and more to study current science research at Brookhaven Lab. The week will culminate with an online art showcase on the last day. This program is open to girls entering the 9th – 12th grades for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year and will be offered through Zoom.