More than 400 Black girls, ages 11-18, were surveyed for the study. Black Girl Rising Research™ is groundbreaking in size, subject, and scope.
It is the first research of its kind in the state of Ohio and the largest in the nation. The study was conducted in four Ohio cities: Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Lima. Each city has a population of Black girls higher than the state average, are medium to large urban areas, and the counties in which the cities are located have higher percentages of children living in poverty and youth adjudicated for felonies.
This study was specially designed for community engagement. Women leaders and women who represent organizations and agencies that target their services and programs to adolescent African American girls were invited to serve as conveners for this project in their cities. In each city, Steering Committees were formed. Each committee was responsible for recruiting girls for a focus group and surveys, organizing a girls’ resiliency conference, participating in a community dialogue about the data, presenting their local results to stakeholders, and creating action plans that include a focus on programming and funding for sustaining long-term resiliency in African American girls.
Who Are The Girls
Collective Work And Responsibility
Black Girl Research Reports
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