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Mayor Bowser to Announce “Reign: Empowering Young Women as Leaders”

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Mayor Bowser to Announce “Reign: Empowering Young Women as Leaders”

New Initiative to Support Young Women of Color in DC Public Schools

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Monday, March 27, at 10:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles, and DC Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Antwan Wilson to announce Reign: Empowering Young Women as Leaders, a multi-pronged initiative to support young women of color in DC Public Schools. The initiative, which aims to build community, confidence, and leadership skills in young women of color, will give DCPS more resources to address disparities in student satisfaction, graduation rates, and PARCC scores.

Reign: Empowering Young Women as Leaders will:

  • Create spaces for young women of color to build community, confidence, and leadership skills inside and outside of school, starting with a citywide conference on June 3, 2017 and continuing as a series of workshops in the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Ensure that schools are empowering places for young women of color by providing support to teachers and staff with training on gender and racial equity and expanding the health and gender curriculum at DC Public Schools.
  • Launch Reign Innovation Grants to improve academic and social outcomes for young women of color by focusing on academic development and social-emotional supports.

WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Deputy Mayor of Education Jennifer Niles
Chancellor Antwan Wilson, DC Public Schools
Kortni Stafford, Principal, Kelly Miller Middle School
Claudia Lujan, Director, Reign

WHEN:
Monday, March 27, at 10:30 am
 
WHERE:
Kelly Miller Middle School
(Library) 
301 49th Street, NE
*Closest Metro: Benning Road Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live