Originally founded in 1952 as Girls Club of Columbus, Girls Inc. of Columbus and Phenix-Russell is an affiliate of Girls Incorporated, a national a network of 85 Girls Inc. organizations that serve more than 145,000 girls throughout the U.S. and Canada. This affiliation provides outstanding educational programs and scholarship opportunities for our girls, as well as excellent training for our staff.
Girls Inc. has two locations in Columbus: the Baker Center on Levy Road and the Dorothy Hyatt Center on Kolb Avenue. We currently serve more than 1,300 girls ages 6-18 from diverse ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds.
For a girl to become a member, a parent or guardian must submit an online application, then accompany the girl to the center she will attend to complete the application process. The annual membership fee at all centers is $20 per girl. There is an additional monthly fee for the after school program and a summer program fee.