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Going “where the girls are,” Girls Inc. goes into schools to help at-risk girls.

Dianne Vickery has been working for Girls Inc. of Delaware and its predecessors for nearly 40 years. She remembers the days when girls would fill the organization’s Dennison Branch in Wilmington’s Browntown neighborhood, eager for more instruction in the 3 R’s, etiquette lessons and training in homemaking skills. The Dennison Branch is still open, albeit with less focus on “readin’, ’ritin’ and ’rithmetic,” and not nearly as crowded as in years past. And Vickery, the program director for Girls Inc., is spending more time on the road. ...More