#AfAmWomenLead Student Summit Focuses on Educational Excellence and Leadership Opportunities for African American Girls

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#AfAmWomenLead Student Summit Focuses on Educational Excellence and Leadership Opportunities for African American Girls

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA) will convene over 250 young black change makers, black women trailblazers and supporters on Dec. 9, for the WHIEEAA #AfAmWomenLead Student Summit to Advance Educational Excellence for Black Girls. AfAmWomenLead represents nationwide partnerships with organizations that pooled their collective impact and networks together for a monumental commitment to support, empower and educate black girls.

The daylong convening will kick off at 10:30 a.m. ET, with a Black Girl Change Maker panel featuring Marley Dias of the 1000BlackGirlBooksCampaign, April Star and Mikaila Ulmer CEO of Me and the Bees Lemonade. Among the highlights of the summit, students will hold discussions on the best path forward to address the most pressing issues facing black women and girls in education and craft recommendations for researchers, policy makers and practitioners on how to best support and position young black girls in leadership positions.

The day will end with a Black Women Trailblazer panel at 3:30 p.m. ET, featuring educator, co-founder of Campaign Zero, and Teach For America vice president of National Community Alliances Brittany Packnett; CNN political commentator Symone Sanders; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health associate professor, Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow and former advisor to the White House Council on Women and Girls Dr. Kimberly Leary; and graduate student at George Washington University and Miss New Jersey 2014 Cierra Kaler-Jones.

The full day will be livestreamed via EDLivestream here.

Who :

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

What :

#AfAmWomenLead Student Summit to Advance Educational Excellence for Black Girls

When :

10:30 a.m. ET, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Where :

The full day will be livestreamed via EDLivestream here