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The Leading Mentoring & Leadership Program for Black Girls in Chicago

For more than 12 years, we’ve led the charge in empowering Black girls in some of Chicago’s most underserved communities on their journeys to becoming confident, purpose-driven leaders through character development, career readiness, and civic engagement.

We are the only organization offering our unique community-based model that integrates culture, one-on-one and group mentoring, leadership development, and mental health support specifically for the needs of Black girls.

Committed to educational advancement, in 2023, 100% of our girls have been accepted into 4-year colleges and universities and 87% of our girls are placed in summer internships compared to 14% of African American teens who have been employed.

Even greater, our impact extends beyond their high-school graduation. We mentor and support our alumni for six additional years to further their development and success.

Through the support of our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and community, we’ve been recognized by The Obama Foundation, The University of Chicago, The Chicago Innovation Awards - Top 100, Project Management Institute, and many others.