What they're saying about Detroit girls:

  • Only 6%  will ever be "smart enough" in Math and Science.

  • About 92% of girls will never read at their own grade level.

  • If school attendance was a grade, Detroit girls would get a D+.

  • Detroit girls lack confidence, etiquette, life skills, and an adequate education.

  • DPS girls scores on the NAEP were the lowest of all large urban districts in the United States.

Too many girls are living in an environment that not only leave them little hope, but that is boldly objectifying them and destroying their dreams. With the help of the community, we can contribute to the success of every girl.
— Shanea Bibbs, President

BE BOLD. BE COURAGEOUS. TAKE ACTION.

 To combat gender stereotypes, we encourage and inspire young girls to critically examine gender and educational barriers that prevent them from achieving their dreams. Our programming specifically focuses on building self-esteem, developing leadership skills and how girls can use their voices and writings to effect change.

Girls With Class, Inc. seeks to smash the statistics and stereotypes of the girls in our city.  Our non-profit organization empowers girls to be well-rounded, confident leaders through education and mentoring. We partner with public schools and organizations to offer free tutoring, mentoring, and leadership programs. 

      you can help 

EDUCATION

Girls who Excel, is a REWARD-BASED tutoring program for girls ages 11-14 designed to foster a fun, encouraging, and caring environment vital for academic success by providing individualized after-school tutoring with educational mentors. Our team of passionate mentors collaborates with teachers, principals, and program leaders to customize educational goals that will give every girl a chance at a quality education for a bright future.

 

LEADERSHIP 

The Girls Who Lead Program provides fun hands-on, peer-led activities that give girls the power to learn, lead, and set direction. 

The backbone of Girls Who Lead is to build self-value by serving the minds and aspirations of girls in the community through encouragement, mentoring, teamwork, and leadership.

 

YOUR IMPACT ON GIRLS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL

YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAD MENTORS*

Set higher educational goals

Are more likely to attend college than those without mentors

Those at-risk, are more likely to report engaging in productive and beneficial activities than youth without a mentor

Improves self esteem

Encourages a higher level of thinking

Promotes positive youth development