Mainely Girls

The Source of Information For and About Girls in Maine

Mainely Girls, a state-wide, non-profit organization, was founded in 1996 with a two-part mission: to work with rural communities to assist them in focusing on girls’ needs in a positive, preventative, and proactive manner; and to work on the state level to bring about positive change for girls.

What We Do…

Since 1996, Mainely Girls has administered numberous programs across the state to make good things happen for girls.

Individuals, schools, legislative committes, government agencies and others turn to us for information, to explore ideas, and to promote opportunities for girls. Mainely Girls addresses issues of girls in rural areas by helping communities identify the specific needs of girls and young women in their areas and, in reposnse to those needs, organize programs to improve the environment in which their girls grow to maturity. We address girls’ needs and the needs of those who work with and for girls through publications, conferences, research consulting, support groups and annual activities.

Our current programs include Eating Disorders and A Girl’s Point of View Book Club.

Mainely Girls Seeks New Executive Director

After 19 years of establishing programs and undertaking initiatives supporting girls in Maine, the founder/executive director of Mainely Girls is stepping down. The position will be open as of July 2015 to a person of vision and initiative with a desire to advocate for the issues and well being of Maine girls, with a special focus on those in rural areas. Someone with a well-developed entrepreneurial spirit who is able to entertain both risk and re-invention is desirable for this position. A strong vision, creativity and perseverance will be necessary to take on this part-time or full-time position; the person can live in and work from anywhere in Maine.

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Crimes Unit Van

Over $30,000 has been donated by kind and caring people across Maine – enough to retrofit a used van, in excellent condition, into a new mobile forensic lab. Thanks to all who have helped make this happen, and check back here for photos and updates!