Walker's Legacy Foundation Launches Girls Who Enterprise Leadership and Entrepreneurship Program
WASHINGTON, DC – Walker’s Legacy Foundation has partnered with Browne Education Campus in Washington, DC to deliver the Girls Who Enterprise program starting on January 13, 2018. The program held weekly is designed to increase leadership, business, and financial literacy for girls and parents. At the conclusion of this 7-week out-of-school time program, over 20 participants will enhance their critical thinking skills, improve their grasp of core subjects such as reading and math, and increase their level of self-actualization.
“The young girls at Browne Education Campus have a world of opportunities awaiting them but often don’t know how to reach past their immediate vantage point to grasp their fair share.”
The hope is that by participating in Girls Who Enterprise each of them will fully understand the scope and depth of their dreams…
“…that they are bold enough to dream so that they can identify the concrete steps required to turn dreams into ambitions and ambitions into reality. We are excited to partner with the Walker’s Legacy Foundation to develop programming to cultivate leadership and business ambition among our young girls. Through Girls Who Enterprise, we look forward to providing our young leaders with hands-on education and for infinite possibilities of their careers,” said Alisandra Ravenel, Assistant Principal of Literacy, Browne Education Campus
“Multicultural women are the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurship, yet the negative perception that people tend to have of young multicultural girls, causes their resources, support, and opportunity to be more limited than their white or male counterparts,” said Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder, and CEO, Walker’s Legacy Foundation.
“Those facts are why young multicultural girls need the inspiration, education, and encouragement of a program such as Girls Who Enterprise so they may continue to grow the multicultural female presence in entrepreneurship.”
Middle-and-high-school-age-girls through our Girls Who Enterprise program will be guided by a dedicated entrepreneurship instructor to develop leadership, self-confidence, and entrepreneurship skills.
The program also includes:
1) guest speakers and mentors who provide examples different pathways to success;
2) two parent financial literacy and entrepreneurship courses to support program parent learning knowledge and opportunities for student support; and
3) a graduation ceremony and pitch competition for students to win a saving bond for their college studies.
To learn more about the Girls Who Enterprise program visit www.walkerslegacy.org and follow @WalkersLegacyFoundation on Twitter/Instagram.