Updated: Nov 16, 2022
The future is bright and it is female! While black students have nationally have lower graduation rates across the country resulting in poorer outcomes with regard to wages and equitable participation on today's workforce, Black female students are excelling in places like Memphis, TN where in 2021, 83% of Black girls graduated from high school on time, recent Memphis school district data shows. The rate held about steady with the previous three years, when the rate hovered around 85%. This rate is higher than the graduation rate for every other demographic group separated by race and gender.
Our Next Generation is inspired by the local efforts of teachers, administrators, community leaders and families that remain committed to building up the next generation of female though leaders, scientist, and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
“When women are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.”
Here are some ways you can help inspire the next generation of female powerhouses:
Set the table for education -
Creating positive environments that establish and set standards of socialization that encourage learning, expression, and exploration for young female minds and their peers.
Mentorship & advocacy disrupts and challenges negative stereotypes about the black community and opportunities for black females
Leveraging the power of connection -
Providing female learners with the chance to connect and engage with their community and school administrators helps to raise awareness and build strong relationships that can overcome the challenges of mistrust in education
The future is now and its upon us to lay the foundation for the type of society and level of innovation and leadership we want to see tomorrow.