Nationwide — Sheri Crawley, Founder of the Pretty Brown Girl Foundation, was thrilled to hear the news yesterday from Valerie Jarrett, Sr. Advisor to President Obama, who announced that the White House Council of Women and Girls will now turn its focus to Girls of Color. This comes with great support from the 150 Pretty Brown Girl Clubs across the United States comprised of girls, parents, schools, universities and churches.
Pretty Brown Girl also offers a K-12 After-School Program Curriculum with interactive engagement and learning activities. With the odds of suspension about six times greater for girls of color than whites, this 15-20 week, project-based, self-discovery program is much needed to help reduce school infractions and to improve academic achievement. Young ladies participating in the Pretty Brown Girl programs will be inspired to Dream Big and pledge to walk in their purpose.
Why Pretty Brown Girl? In a country where a full one-third of the population is African American, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latina, there is a serious under-representation of positive messages and images regarding women and girls of color. Girls today are receiving mixed messages from the media, their peers and countless other places. At a very early age, girls begin to shape their self- image and it is that image that they hold on to throughout their lives. Pretty Brown Girl seeks to empower girls of color from kindergarten to collegiate campuses including Spelman College and the University of Michigan. “The girls are embracing their uniqueness, conquering their fears, learning to love themselves and their peers and learning what it takes to be a change agent,” says Deana McClain, a PBG Club Leader in Louisiana.
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