Girls Incorporated of Southwestern Connecticut Teen Leaders participates in “Teens for Jeans” in collaboration with and Aeropostale and collects over 340 pairs of jeans for homeless youth.

Do you know that over 1.5 million young people are experiencing homelessness? About 1 in 3 people experiencing homelessness is under the age of 18. One of the items homeless youth request most is a pair of jeans. Girls Inc. of SWCT Teen Leaders are “doing something” about it under the DOSOMETHING.ORG campaign and have collected 342 pairs of jeans. Girls Inc. of SWCT Teen Leaders from both Waterbury and Wolcott worked on this campaign for over two months and donated the jeans to Aeropostale in the Waterbury Mall this past week.

For more information about Girls Inc. of SWCT or Teen Leadership, please call the program office, 203-756-4639 or email

Girls Inc. of SWCT was established in 1864 as the first Girls Club in the United States and is now one of the founding affiliates of the national Girls Incorporated® nonprofit organization. Serving over 160,000 girls annually, 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.