Mission and Values


To foster and facilitate the academic, employment, personal, physical, mental and social health of Black girls and women.

Core Values of L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P.

Leadership: We believe that individuals have, and should have, opportunities for leadership in all communities in both public and private sectors—local, national and global.

Empowerment: We believe in the empowerment of all people, recognizing that Black girls and women face unique barriers to empowerment.

Advocacy: We believe in advocating on behalf of our families, our communities and ourselves. Our voices are unique and necessary.

Diversity: We believe that inclusion is an integral component of empowerment.

Education: We believe that equal access to education fosters and facilitates the empowerment of women, people of color and people of lower socioeconomic status and all marginalized groups.

Respect: We believe in respect for all people.

Self: We believe that empowerment begins within each of us with recognition of our self worth and commitment to self-care.

Health and Fitness: We believe that a healthy mind and body are conducive to our academic, employment and social success.

Initiative: We believe that our success is an endeavor we must consciously choose to embark upon.

Prevention: We believe that prevention education and peer education are valuable components of eradicating inequality and violence against vulnerable populations.