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Black History Poem

A poem written by Candace, a 14-year-old in our after-school program. 

This is a poem

A poem about history

There’s black

There’s white

But to me, it’s just a mystery

What does it matter?

Where you came from

All that really matters is what you do and have done

Yes history is a mystery

Not only to me

Let me figure it out so I can see

The mystery behind the history

I’ll just open my eyes

Big, wide, and happy

And find a surprise

While history is a mystery

Not only to me

The true question is

Who will you be?

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#‎BlackGirlsMatter‬: The Criminalization of Black Girls Documentary

Gwen’s Girls had the opportunity to speak with Amma Ababio, former Pittsburgh resident and student at Harvard, to discuss the creation of her and Marna Owens’ documentary ‪#‎BlackGirlsMatter‬: The Criminalization of Black Girls.
She had some words of inspiration for our girls. Read all about it in our latest ‪#‎SeetheBestinMe‬ email!

 

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Be There Video Contest!

Our girls created a video for United Way’s Be There campaign about the importance of school attendance! Click the image below to watch! #SeetheBestinMe

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