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Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas. Today, innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives.
Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce
The Chattanooga Area Chamber's programs and services help individual businesses succeed, strengthen the area's commercial vitality, and create a more prosperous community. Chamber programs and services support the mission of growing our economy. They believe as our economy grows, businesses will profit. To some, the benefit might be a larger customer base; to others, a more skilled workforce. Serving businesses from single employee operations to companies with more than 2,000 employees, The Chattanooga Chamber strives to create more prosperity for the Chattanooga area.
Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world?s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls?all girls?where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
Founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts' membership has grown from 18 members in Savannah, Georgia, to 3.6 million members throughout the United States, including U.S. territories, and in more than 90 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas.
JA Worldwide (Junior Achievement)
WHAT IS JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT? JA Worldwide? (Junior Achievement) is the world?s largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
Junior Achievement programs help to prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action, and learn the value of contributing to their communities.
PURPOSE: JA Worldwide's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
PROGRAM REACH: JA Worldwide reaches approximately 7.5 million students per year in 305,000 classrooms and after-school locations. JA programs are taught by volunteers in inner cities, suburbs, and rural areas throughout the United States of America and in 100 other countries around the world.
VOLUNTEERS: JA Worldwide's 245,000 classroom volunteers around the world come from all walks of life and include business people, college students, parents, and retirees. These dedicated individuals are the backbone of the organization.
PROVEN SUCCESS: JA is one of a few global non-profits to use independent, third-party evaluators to gauge the impact of its programs. Since 1993, independent evaluators have conducted studies on JA?s effectiveness. Findings prove that JA has a positive impact in a number of critical areas. These results are available, for free, upon request.
STARS is a school-based program with a mission of encouraging students to make healthy choices and refrain from the use of tobacco, alcohol, other drugs and violence.
STARS is celebrating the 25 year anniversary with a dinner and silent auction scheduled for Tuesday, February 20 6:30 pm at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center. The keynote speaker for the event will be Mr. Bill Curry, ESPN analyst, legendary football player and coach, and new Executive Director of Leadership Baylor.
Examples of programming offered by STARS
During the 2005-2006 school year, STARS programming resulted in the following:
Riverbend began in 1981 with the intention of bringing diverse elements of the Chattanooga community together through the common language of music.
The festival site began as a narrow walkway along the Tennessee River at Ross's Landing. Originally known as Five Nights in Chattanooga, Riverbend has grown to nine nights, with six stages and more than 100 performing artists.
Downtown development was also a major goal of the festival, and since it's inception in 1981, there has been major revitalization of the downtown area, as evidenced by the Tennessee Aquarium, IMAX Theatre, Creative Discovery Museum, Jack's Alley, Riverboat Tours, the new Chattanooga Lookouts Stadium and countless fine restaurants, shops and tourist attractions.
Festival attendance speaks of Riverbend's success, with capacity crowds in excess of 650,000. Many individual evenings see over 80,000 people attend the festival.
Now celebrating it's 27th year, Riverbend has grown to become Chattanooga's most beloved event, and it ranks in the top 10% of festivals in the country. Riverbend recently won two national awards from the International Festivals and Events Association.