Between the ages of 13 and 18, a massive gap in leadership ambition emerges between girls and boys living in impoverished communities due to a lack of leadership opportunities, enrichment programs, stable home environments, quality educational resources, and positive female representation. In public schools, the graduation rate for black and brown students was significantly lower than their white peers, reportedly averaging below the median U.S. graduation rate. Blacks represent only 9% of STEM workers, with just 7% graduating with a STEM related bachelor’s degree. Only 7% of CEOs at Fortune 500 Companies are female, and of those 7%, only 2 are black.
Through P31 Academy, black and brown middle and high school female students participate in virtual programming and mentorship where they engage in a curriculum based on four core principles: female empowerment, STEM exposure, college readiness, and professional etiquette training. With professional black women as mentors, girls in P31 Academy learn how to become confident, explore STEM educational opportunities, prepare for graduating high school, and walk boldly into the workforce!
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“This program has helped me set my priorities between school and work. P31 has helped me with time management.”
“I’ve been helped with public speaking. It’s also helped me be comfortable with talking to people.”
“This class today was very helpful for me because I have been looking for a job and needed some practice on how to be in an interview. Through this class, I learned how to improve my interviewing skills.”
“The class was beneficial to me because prior to the class, I only had a vague idea of how to create a resume.”
“My experience was really good everyone was polite and helpful.”