Black girls in Pittsburgh need to be made more aware of when it comes to opportunities for success for their lives. They need to know that their surroundings do not have to reflect who they grow up to be. Some people in the black community believe that their life growing up is the life they will lead as an adult. This is the type of mentality that is passed down from one generation to the next.
There are so many opportunities out there, especially for black girls. Did you know that there are scholarships out there for being black and a female? If black girls are not educated on the opportunities that lie ahead, of course their standards for their lives will look like we have failed them.
As a whole the black community has to get out of this stigma that there is no help for us because there is. We just either have to be our own help or research and find the help that is out there!
This starts by being educated, bringing in professional black women who black girls can identify with, creating organizations for success, having career exploration, going to college fairs, and the list goes on! Expose black girls to success!
In what other ways can success be shown? Please provide feedback!