U.S. inner city high schools have a graduation rate of 53% and only 29% of black females graduate from college. Yet 2/3 of all jobs in the United States now require a college education. Making college a reality requires both the vision of the future a college education can bring and the education and support needed to attend college.
InGirls is a college readiness program that focuses on 8th grade middle school girls to give them a vision of achieving their dreams through college. The program delivers year long programming with monthly classroom sessions, a full day Leadership Symposium and a college immersion day. Each interaction gives young women knowledge, skills or tools that empower them to finish high school and to build a plan to attend college. The young women also interact with senior female business and community leaders throughout the program as positive role models for career success.
The program works within Georgia and Texas, currently serving close to 500 students in the Atlanta Public School system. InGirls partners with corporations such as Home Depot, SunTrust, Lockheed Martin and others and works closely with colleges such as Georgia Tech, Agnes Scott and Spelman College. There are close to 100 female executives and volunteers that work with the program.
We invest in the future of our girls to help them succeed in reaching their dreams. Learn more about us at theingirls.com.