Girls Inc. of Shelbyville & Shelby County is being honored with the Outstanding Affiliate of the Year award by its parent organization, New York-based Girls Inc. The organization was one of three affiliates selected for the award, which was presented during the Girls Inc. 2020 Virtual Annual Conference.
Girls Inc. says the award is given to organizations that meet an extensive list of criteria. Award winners are honored for their business practices and revenue growth, the strength of their board involvement as well as their participation in Strong, Smart and Bold Outcomes Measurement and their “generosity and willingness to act on behalf of the good of the whole network.”
The other award winners were Girls Inc. of St Louis in Missouri and Girls Inc. of Kingsport in Tennessee.
“This award is such an honor, and I thank the National organization for recognizing our efforts,” said Amy Dillon, president of Girls Inc. of Shelbyville & Shelby County. “I could not be more proud of the Girls Inc. of Shelbyville & Shelby County Board or Directors, staff, and girls, and this is an amazing way for them to be recognized. I am honored to be a part of such a wonderful, change-making organization, and I feel very blessed to have the support of our community and a support network that allows us to do something so impactful for our girls.”
Girls Inc. of Shelbyville & Shelby County serves about 3,300 girls each year through its after school programs, summer camp, gymnastics and school-based programs. The organization says it has expanded its services to include residents of Decatur and Rush counties.
“This year’s recognized affiliates had many individual achievements that made them worthy of being called outstanding,” said Dr. Stephanie Hull, president of Girls Inc. “Girls Inc. of Shelbyville & Shelby County demonstrated excellence in strengthening and expanding their services to support the unique, ever-changing needs of girls. They are also committed to the use of data to improve outcomes and results for girls.”
Girls Inc. says it has 78 affiliates around the U.S. and Canada.