Chime for Change
October 1, 2015
“What do we mean by giving girls a voice?
Based in New York City, Girls Write Now*, is a program that pairs promising young women writers from underprivileged background with professional women in writing and media.
A report published last year by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund revealed that in the American school system, African-American girls are more likely than any other group of girls to be suspended, expelled or held back entirely. Their suspension rates are almost six times that of their white counterparts and more than most boys of color as well. These and other daunting educational obstacles prevent thousands of young African-American girls from fulfilling their dreams.”