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Girls For A Change's: Girl Ambassador Open House

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Girls For A Change

100 Buford Road

North Chesterfield, VA 23235

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Break the cycle of the lack of Equal Employment Opportunity

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Black women are now the most educated group in the US, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. While it’s tough out there for all recent college grads, a new study finds that African-Americans face a particularly difficult situation when it comes to finding a job after school. Recovery, after the recession, has been slow for all demographics, but black women are the only group that does not seem to be bouncing back in the workforce.

Over the years, Girls For A Change has served as a leader in the community for advancing opportunities for black girls and other girls of color in an effort to advocate, mobilize, and allocate resources to solve root problems and improve the quality of life for the most untapped population on the planet. The Girl Ambassador Program will help Black girls and other girls of color make the successful transition from upper secondary school to the workforce. In 2018, the Metropolitan Business League recognized Girls For A Change, for the nonprofit of the year.

Our regional collaboration between corporations and GFAC is designed to help girls in 9th-12th grades prepare for 21st Century jobs - particularly those in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). Currently, across the country, there are STEAM jobs that need to be filled. What’s worse, there is a clear lack of diversity among people who occupy jobs in these fields. This program seeks to create a pipeline of qualified, ready to work girls of color to fill that need and yield significant opportunities to disrupt generational poverty.

GFAC’s research shows that early access to companies results in improved academic success, substantially higher college enrollment, and will create an experienced, empowered pipeline of women of color that our economy desperately needs. Partners of this pilot program realized an opportunity to create real systemic change that improves entire communities.

The girls will have an opportunity to work with top employers, build their skills, and widen their professional network. Our vetted partners have committed to diversity and inclusion coaching to help ensure that these experiences are impactful and rewarding for everyone. Through this program, we are truly introducing black girls to the world and the world to black girls.

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