G-I-R-L-S- INC.

Giving, Inspiring, Reaching, Leading and Serving

 

Our Mission

G-I-R-L-S-Inc. is a nonprofit organization established to provide support to designated children in health care or transitional settings that may include hospitals, shelters, and group homes. Our support is extended to include women with children in these similar settings and will consist of supplying toiletries to the families, care packages, visits, arranging for entertainment, conducting back pack drives for back to school, assisting with birthday parties and holiday celebrations. Along with these needs, our goal will include providing peer support which will be achieved with supplementary assistance of young women ages 4-25 recruited as volunteers for the organization.  In return, we plan to simultaneously provide a platform for personal growth for these young volunteers. 

One way will be through our Maryland G-I-R-L-S of Excellence Scholarship Pageant Program ("MGESP").  This opportunity will provide the platform for a scholarship based on academic achievement while encouraging these young volunteers to approach and reach goals with excellence.

In addition, G-I-R-L-S, Inc. appreciates the artistic passion of dance and established the "Caring On Purpose" Scholarship which will be awarded to competitive dancers based on merit.

“Caring on Purpose- dance with a purpose”

Dance Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to those pursuing their artistic ambitions through dance!  The scholarship is merit based.  To qualify, each applicant must be enrolled as a current competitive dancer at a Maryland based studio and meet other criteria as defined by Scholarship Committee.  The scholarship is paid directly to the dance studio for tuition, fees (to include competition fees), costumes and supplies.  The amount is determined by donations received from donors supporting the missions of G-I-R-L-S-Inc.  Recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee.  Donors are allowed to suggest recipients.  In addition, recipients will be required to commit to 10 hours or more of community/volunteer service with G-I-R-L-S, Inc.

G-I-R-L-S-Inc. recognizes the beauty of dance and its true expression through music!  We continue to reach our mission by Giving, Inspiring, Reaching, Leading & Serving!

Live, Love, Dance!

Scholarship Requirements:

Submit a 100 word or less essay on what DANCE means to you.

Include how you feel about DANCE and what you wish to accomplish with DANCE.

Commit to 10 hours or more of community service with G-I-R-L-S, Inc.

Letter of recommendation from a dance instructor (past or present). 

Minimum of 3 years on a Competition Team at a Maryland Based Studio.

Competing in 5 or more Competitive Routines during the Current Year Dance season.

DEADLINE for Submissions is January 1st of each year.

Selection process is approximately 3 weeks and recipients will be notified by letter.

*Submit letter of Recommendation via email to: caringonpurpose@gmail.com or mail to G-I-R-L-S, Inc., Scholarship Committee, PO Box 2701, Hyattsville, MD 20784.

2018 Recipient - Trinity Aldridge - We are proud of Trinity’s growth and dedication to her art. Competitive Dancer with Spotlight Dance Studio.

2018 Recipient - Trinity Aldridge - We are proud of Trinity’s growth and dedication to her art. Competitive Dancer with Spotlight Dance Studio.

“Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.”
— Mother Teresa

2017 Recipients - Jaylyn Adams & Daneya Celestin - Competitive Dancers at Dancemakers, Inc.

2016 Recipient - Gianna Burns (formerly C&C Dance Studio)