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About Us

Our Mission: To inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold!

Our Vision: To be recognized as the premier organization that helps all girls realize their potential and exercise their rights!

Key Details

89% of all dollars raised goes directly into program and curricula activities.

Over 20 area schools were represented in programs.

100% of all Girls Inc. participants remained in school and advanced to the next grade level.

77,891 hours of quality programming were delivered to over 1,100 girls in 2018.

19,096 hours of academic tutoring were provided through 2018.

Over $75,000 was awarded is need based program scholarships.

Girls Inc. of TN Valley, formerly known as Girls Club, first began in 1976 as girls only sports program. Initiated by strong community advocates, Girls Inc. then quickly grew into an after school, outreach program, summer camp, break camp and sports program for girls ages 5-18 years old!  Girls Inc. opened a campus in Oak Ridge in 2000 to include a full center for girls, sports fields and more.  Girls Inc. has grown to become an integral part of the Anderson, Knox and Blount County communities in this time serving over 1,100 girls per year.  We have successfully and genuinely benefited thousands of girls’ lives throughout the past 40+ years!

Covid-19 Updates

A Message from our Executive Director:

We have always known that being a part of a community like Girls Inc. is special. This community allows for a safe space for girls to be themselves, develop strong relationships with their peers and mentors, and develop an enhanced educational experience. I feel better knowing that despite the hardships that we are all facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this has not changed.

Girls Inc. is continuing to serve the girls and families of our community in a variety of traditional, virtual, and emergency need programs to ensure that the needs of our community are met.  If you are looking for after school care, virtual programming, tutoring, or emergency need items, we encourage you to call our main office at 865-482-4475 for more information on programming or access to resources.

Thank you for your continued involvement and support of Girls Inc.!


Kirby Deal

Executive Director


As we continue to develop ways to better serve our girls during this time, we hope you find the following resources helpful:

Covid-19 Vaccination Information

Internet Essentials from Comcast

State of Tennessee Unemployment Information

United Way of Anderson County Resources 

United Way of Blount County Resources

United Way of Greater Knoxville Resources

With a belief in girls’ rights and abilities, Girls Inc. believes:


Girls have the right to be themselves and resist gender stereotypes


Girls have the right to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm


Girls have the right to take risks, to strive freely and to take pride in success


Girls have the right to accept and appreciate their bodies


Girls have the right to have confidence in themselves and to be safe in the world


Girls have the right to prepare for interesting work and economic independence

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Our organization is proud to offer scholarship opportunities.

Over 65% of our participants receive need based scholarships to participate! Scholarships are offered in all Girls Inc. programs!

Through the National Girls Inc. Scholars Programeighth grade and high school students who have participated and genuinely benefited from Girls Inc. programs can apply for scholarship to apply towards their higher education needs!


Girls Inc. Celebrates Partnerships!

At Girls Inc., of TN Valley, we are lucky to have partnerships in the community that help us inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold! One of our generous supporters, Subaru of America, offers us the opportunity to transport materials and fundraise through the use of our own Girls Inc. Subaru Outback! Thank you, Subaru for all you do for our community and Girls Inc.!