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Black Girls Becoming Summer Institute

Posted by on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 in archives.

Black Girls Becoming Summer Research Institute was held on June 5-June 17, 2022 at Vanderbilt University. Black Girls Becoming is the first research and enrichment program of its kind centered on understanding the impacts, both positive and negative, on Black students, and works to advance the life outcomes of Black girls in the larger society. Created and designed by Black women faculty at Vanderbilt from chemistry, education, and sociology, Black Girls Becoming engages rising 7th and 8th grade Black girls in a sequence of workshops to illuminate and promote Black girl joy, brilliance, and magic. The Black Girls Becoming Summer Research Institute provided:

  • A two-week residential living and learning community experience model
  • Opportunities for Black girls to learn about themselves and their peers through rigorous study of the self
  • A holistic curriculum with workshops in science, critical consciousness, the arts, and financial literacy