The Montgomery County NCNW’s Education Committee’s purpose is to provide high school girls of African descent with relevant tools for life and to prepare them for leadership. In addition, the section helps to develop cultural pride, and a strong sense of self, resiliency and social skills, thus empowering girls to make positive choices for their futures and to prepare them to lead others in the future. The group of girls called FAME (Females Achieving and Maintaining Excellence) are in grades 9-12 at Blake High School.
9th Graders Weekly Activities & Goals
12th Graders Weekly Activities & Goals
Transitioning: High School to College
Financial Aid Planning – FASFA
Career Readiness Skills
Money and Time Management
Monthly Activities and Goals – All Students
Life Lessons and Benefits of FAME
Participation in Blake High School Prevention Program
Special FAME Events
NAACP Blake Parents Council
Blake Girls Roar
May 25, 2016 Academic Awards Ceremony
FAME girls prepared a week of activities to attract new FAME students for next year. The Event was named Blake Girls Roar
Blake Girls Roar Closing ceremony
If you are proud to be a black girl lets unify and form a sista circle. If you are proud to be a black girl hold your sista’s hand and show y’all are proud together. Now close your eyes so we can feel the black girl magic in the air. If you feel this week has uplifted you and has made you feel special, hold your sista’s hand tightly and whisper Yes Girl.
If you know you are beautiful and you love being a proud black woman who will raise her fist to fight with her sista and not against her, whisper Yes Girl.
If you have ever felt as though you were unworthy or less than being a beautiful black girl, and this week has erased that negativity and reminded you that you are a powerful queen who doesn’t care if society doesn’t like her body because you will love it through thick and thin, go ahead and say Yes Girl.
If you are showing the world that you are not just a female but a black girl who will not only achieve but will forever maintain excellence, say Yes Girl.
If you know this week is just the beautiful beginning of something great because you plan on teaching another black girl to love, cherish and respect herself, say Yes Girl.
If you feel this week needs to happen again next year, and want to help promote more self-love by making it bigger and better, and say Yes Girl.
If you are serious about helping your fellow black sista’s in Blake High school become the place for all women of color to be respected, valued, and cherished, then listen to what I need you to do.
Make this vow to me that no matter who or what is standing in your way nothing will ever hold you back, you will let your Black girl voice roar, the people in this school will recognize that my soul, body and mind is present and will be heard, but in order to achieve this you must move on and let out all the pain you are still holding inside, you must have no fear and open yourself up to the love and magic from all the women in this room for we all are part of you.
Now, if you felt all the love and or gained an ounce of pride this week I need you to help make every girl who wasn’t sure if she was a proud black girl to wake up and know her power and beauty of being the beautiful black girl she truly is. We are black girls, we are friends, homies, girls, sistas! and if you believe there is no greater gift to this world other than black women, then raise your sister’s hand and shout Yes Girl. (Yes what?) Yes Girl
Written by: Kassiah Drummond