Mentoring: at the crossroads of education, equity, and economic opportunity
My Sister's Keeper Success Institute is here to accelerate equity
and improve the quality of life for the next generation of BIPOC women by providing girls with high-quality mentorship, well-being tools, and resources that help them pursue high-demand careers.
Girls with representative mentors are more likely to be successful in school, to be leaders in their communities, and to enter young adulthood with awareness of opportunities for ongoing education and career choices.
In the domain of socio-emotional development, mentors can provide much needed validation and support in the face of discrimination-related stressors and can be a critical source of support for cognitive development for economically disadvantaged youth, by providing the socio-cultural knowledge and capital necessary to open doors to certain educational and career opportunities that were previously unknown or inaccessible.
With more than 60% of new jobs requiring post-secondary education, MSKSI’s mentors and our partners will can help BIPOC girls apply to college and successfully complete their degrees, start businesses or complete industry-required certifications for high-paying occupations that offer immediate employability in less time than a 4+ yr degree.
We believe all girls can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
To provide BIPOC girls with high-quality mentorship, well-being tools, and resources that help them pursue high-demand careers.