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2018 BLACK GIRLS LEAD Conference



BLACK GIRLS LEAD! Conference is a seven-day (July 29- August 4, 2018), residential, international leadership program for young women of color. The mission of the program is to offer girls ages 13-17 tools and resources to become dynamic leaders, innovators, and public servants. CLICK HERE TO APPLY TODAY!

The BLACK GIRLS LEAD Conference is designed to affirm Black girls’ brilliance, to cultivate their leadership skills and to create a safe space for fellowship and sisterhood. Attendees will experience culturally relevant workshops, panel discussions, guest lectures and empowerment circles led by world-class educators, artists, business moguls, research scientists, entertainers and other influencers.



  • are 13-17 years old (12th graders/2018 graduating seniors are not eligible to apply)
  • are in good academic standing
  • exhibit strong leadership potential and interest in our learning modules
  • are interested in the African Diaspora and its arts, histories, and cultures
  • are concerned about issues impacting Black women and girls…


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