Waterbury Girls Club, (now called Girls Incorporated® of SWCT), of 35 Park Place, Waterbury, CT is seeking alumnae who were members of the club any time before 1990. Remember the classes in cooking? “Feed your husband for 25 cents”, “Did you enter a sewing contest?” “Did you go to the summer camp on Lake Quassy?” Gymnastics? Dance? Ceramics? Girls Inc. wants to hear from you! In celebration of its 150th Anniversary, the organization is seeking out its previous members. They want stories, pictures, programs booklets, anything from the past.
As the very first Girls Club in the United States, the club offered classes in domestic education including cooking, sewing and proper etiquette. In the early 1900’s a comprehensive athletics program began. Girls were offered swimming, basketball, and gymnastics. The national name change to Girls Incorporated® occurred in 1990
Serving over 160,000 girls annually, and 1100 locally, Girls Inc.’s primary distinction is its gender-specific, research-based, age appropriate programs that inspire and empower all girls to be strong, smart, and bold?. At Girls Inc. of SWCT, girls ages 5 to 18 can enroll in educational and recreational after school, athletic, and summer programs all designed to encourage girls to take pride in success and prepare them to be healthy, educated, financially independent, confident, and responsible adults.