Girls Incorporated of Greater Santa Barbara will hold an open house from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Goleta Valley Center, 4973 Hollister Ave.

Girls Inc. is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Through educational programs and advocacy, Girls Inc. offers girls ages 4½  to 18 the opportunity to participate in research-based programs in which they experience success as they acquire skills, gain confidence, become self-reliant and practice leadership.

Girls Inc. promotes consistent themes: Every girl has the right to be herself and valued for who she is; to resist gender stereotypes; to express herself with originality and enthusiasm; to accept and appreciate her body; to prepare for interesting work and economic independence; and to have confidence in herself.

On Feb. 24, tour the Goleta Valley Center and learn about 2010 activities. RSVP to Beth Cleary at or 805.963.4757 x10.

— Beth Cleary represents Girls Incorporated of Greater Santa Barbara.