The Every Girl Can™ Learning Institute, Inc. (EGCLI) was incorporated in Maryland, on March 10, 2015, and received non-profit status in September of that year. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, EGCLI is committed to enriching the lives of girls to soar and thrive. Our two-fold mission is to provide girls life skills enrichment programs that help ensure their success in school, career, and community and; to give them experiences, exposure, and tools that build confidence, a positive self-image, respect, trust and integrity in their everyday lives.
EGCLI made its public debut as the new sponsor of the Every Girl Can™ Conference (formerly the Every Girl Can™ “SMART Image” Conference under the management of KYMS Image International, LLC.). Themed, Girls Rising Through Leadership, the 8th annual conference for girls in 5th to 8th grade and women took place on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Montgomery College, Health Sciences Center, Silver Spring/Takoma Park campus. The event was free for girls and supported in part by the generous donation of time and resources by Montgomery College, dedicated business and professional women as well as sponsors under the guidance of the EGCLI Board of Directors.
EGLI founder and president, Yasmin Anderson-Smith, first created Every Girl Can™ as an after-school enrichment program at Takoma Park Middle School (TPMS) in 2007 during her first term there as PTA co-president. http://bit.ly/1UNJArq Yasmin responded to the need for a new after-school program for girls at TPMS with the words, “I can do it.” In 2008, Yasmin launched the Every Girl Can™ “SMART Image” Conference (held at Riderwood in Silver Spring, Maryland) in order to include other professional women and reach even more girls. In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014, conferences were held at Bowie State University in collaboration with the Henry Wise Wellness Center. The 2015 conference, themed, Your Future is STEMtastic) was held at Montgomery College.
Learn more here: http://everygirlcanlearn.org/about/