Abuse & neglect doesn't equal hopelessness
Seventy-eight percent of girls in Detroit suffer from abuse, inadequacies, and aggressive behaviors that been normalized. Most of these young ladies have trust issues that inhibit them from receiving a quality education. Among their many challenges, they are not validated, respected or properly prepared for life beyond high school. Furthermore, problems in the home such as poverty and single parenthood fail to provide an environment that teaches our African American young women effective learning tools, proper etiquette, and self-affirming techniques.
While surface solutions are attempted to make these issues go away, these issues continue to increase. School conflicts spill out into the community creating ongoing conflicts between the girls and their families. As a result, girls are going to school with anxiety issues and no education in mind. This trend leads dropouts or chronic absences which makes it hard to catch up in school.
a direction towards hope
Girls With Class, has already begun to address the challenges that emotionally unstable girls face on a daily basis such as anger, sadness, neglect, no strong parental guidance, poverty, hopelessness, and absenteeism.
Girls With Class, teaches African American girls the power of self-love and respect while giving them tools and resources that will prepare them for college and the workforce. We facilitate leadership building courses and workshops that encourage effective, productive citizens. We have one on one resources that create better outcome in school as well home. Girls With Class, is designed to uplift and guide these young ladies through a new and functioning way of life.