Our vision is to ensure that all African American girls live lives of authenticity, equality, and resiliency.
The mission of Black Girl Rising, Inc. is to place Black girls at promise by serving as a catalyst for change that improves outcomes for African American girls and their families
We accomplish our Mission through these Strategic Pillars:
1. Research and evaluation
2. Advocating for institutional and policy change
3. Building community engagement, and
4. Creating programs and services
Fran Frazier, MA | Principal Investigator
Thank you for your interest in Placing Black girls at Promise! We look forward to working with you as, together, we help our girls navigate their way toward resiliency. Every day I enter a school building, walk through a mall, look out my car window as I drive, I see a Black girl and wonder about her. Is she at promise or at risk? Our approach to this work is unique. We collected data and shared the results. Through the local networks created, we are building a collective community enhancing the strengths and addressing challenges revealed in the data. Black Girl Rising Inc™ and the work of others suggest that Black girls living in urban areas are exposed to more traumatic stressors than other children. We want the lives of Black girls to reflect collective work and responsibility by their families, communities, leaders, and government. Placing Black girls at promise means we talk to girls, those at risk, and those who are doing well. We ask the hard questions that may not be “any of our business” but we ask them because we want them to be “placed at promise.”
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Partners care about black girls and align with the vision of Black Girl Rising, Inc., to lead the charge in creating historic opportunities for our girls that improve their social, emotional and economic outcomes in life. We appreciate their support in helping place Black girls at promise.