April 22, 2021
"BIO" in BIO Girls means "Beautiful, Inside and Out" and if that doesn't sum up the beauty of this 501(c)3 registered non-profit, we don't know what does! Bio Girls was founded by Missy Heilman in 2013 with a vision of helping young girls find their voice.
"Girls can run the freaking world! We have to be able to give them those tools because so often outside forces beat us down. Part of that is how we as women are, but I know that girls can run the world: they’re creative problem solvers, they're resilient, and they’re empathetic. All of these traits we need in really strong leaders, we just have to give them the opportunity."
- Jenna Gilbertson Steiner (Board Chair)
BIO Girls is on a mission is to improve the self-esteem of adolescent girls through empowerment of self and service to others. This 12-week program that combines life-skills lessons, small group mentoring and physical activity in a positive, inclusive environment. They're showing girls ages 7-12 how to build self-worth based on their values, talents, philanthropy and individuality, so they can confidently stand up to social pressures.