African American Female Excellence

African American Female Excellence AAGYW Achievement will plan and direct a proactive collaborative to accelerate academic achievement among African American girls and young women in OUSD.
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African American Female Excellence (AAFE) of the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) (formerly African American Girls and Young Women Achievement) will plan and direct a highly visible and proactive collaborative to accelerate academic achievement among African American girls and young women in OUSD, and to address the disparities in educational and social outcomes for African American girls and young women from preschool through high school. The initiative will work with a core Advisory Group and team of thought partners to develop strategies, structures and guidance regarding how to improve the culture, climate and conditions of female students of African descent from preschool through 12th grade. The advisory group—OUSD Collaborative for the Achievement of African American Girls and Young Women (OUSD Collaborative for African American Girls)—will develop interagency linkages, inter-departmental recommendations, models, best practices, and feedback loops to ensure that all parts of the organization are moving together to interrupt intersectional bias against African American girls. Lead, supervise and support an alignment of the OUSD Collaborative for African American Girls Achievement with the District strategic plan and equity policy.

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"Black girls are not getting the benefits of being viewed as innocent."

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The family of Sandra Bland -- who died in a Waller County jail cell -- is calling for a re-opening of the criminal investigation into Bland's arrest and death after seeing footage for the first time.
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On April 18th, 2019, African American Female Excellence hosted our Annual Spring Youth Forum: Sisterhood.The forum start...
05/01/2019

On April 18th, 2019, African American Female Excellence hosted our Annual Spring Youth Forum: Sisterhood.

The forum started off with an interactive gallery walk where the girls went around the room and wrote on Post-It posters asking questions regarding sisterhood. One of the questions in gallery walk was "How do you show sisterhood at your school?" Some of the answers given by the girls included:
"Checking in with my friends and making sure they are doing well"
"Showing respect to all my sisters"
"Deflecting/reversing self-hating comments"
"Spreading positivity and compliments"

After the reflection of the gallery walk, we came together in a circle where we discussed the critical issues and concerns that the girls face within their Oakland schools and communities when dealing with sisterhood. Many of the girls expressed how they feel as though Black girl are often put against each other which leads to the drama they often experience.

We closed out the forum by coming up with possible solutions to begin resolving these current issues. The girls proposed solutions such as:
“More intensive family support”
“Consistent girls circles within schools for Black girls”
“Reducing stereotypes of the ‘angry Black girl’”
“Encouragement of uplifting one another”

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04/02/2019
Black Girls CODE & Computer History Museum Presents: Design.Code.Build. II

"Tech Divas will explore the engineering design process as they work in small teams to solve a tech challenge using Raspberry Pi technology. Throughout the day, participants design, code, and build with a variety of electronic components and household supplies. Program instructors help participants to make personal connections with artifacts and stories from the Museum’s collection as they learn from history to design for the future. This program is suitable for Tech Divas who have previously participated in the introductory program or who have some experience with computer programming." (via. Black Girls Code - EventBrite)

"When sleeping women wake, mountains move." Chinese Proverb Black Girls CODE x Computer History Museum Enrichment: Design. Code. Build. Tech Divas will explore the engineering design process as they work in small teams to solve a tech challenge using Raspberry Pi technology. Throughout the day, part...

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Follow our other social media accounts!Instagram: @AAFEgirlsTwitter: @AAFExcellence
03/26/2019

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Instagram: @AAFEgirls
Twitter: @AAFExcellence

African American Female Excellence Presents the 2nd Annual Spring Youth Forum!Our Youth Forums give our young Black girl...
03/23/2019

African American Female Excellence Presents the 2nd Annual Spring Youth Forum!

Our Youth Forums give our young Black girls a chance to voice their thoughts, opinions, and concerns regarding the issues that they are facing within Oakland schools. This year's theme is 'Sisterhood'.

The Youth Forum will be April 18th, 2019 at Met West High School.

RSVP: https://bit.ly/2YOiaIz

African American Female Excellence Presents the 2nd Annual Spring Youth Forum!Our Youth Forums give our young Black girl...
03/21/2019

African American Female Excellence Presents the 2nd Annual Spring Youth Forum!

Our Youth Forums give our young Black girls a chance to voice their thoughts, opinions, and concerns regarding the issues that they are facing within Oakland schools. This year's theme is 'Sisterhood'.

The Youth Forum will be April 18th, 2019. The location is to be determined.

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Do you know any young Black Girls that are interested in the tech field?

Here is a great opportunity event happening this month in the Bay Area!

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Follow our other social media platforms for quicker updates on all information regarding AAFE! Instagram @AAFEgirlsTwitt...
03/01/2019

Follow our other social media platforms for quicker updates on all information regarding AAFE!

Instagram @AAFEgirls
Twitter @AAFExcellence

African American Female Excellence is searching for OUSD female High School students to be a part of this years Student ...
02/28/2019

African American Female Excellence is searching for OUSD female High School students to be a part of this years Student Commission Team! Students on the Commission Team will serve as the voices for Black girls in the Oakland school districts. They will be going to school board meetings, writing letters to notable individuals, participating in forums, and much more, serving as advocates bringing the issues and struggles Black girls are currently facing within these schools to light.

If you have any questions or would like to receive more information, please email [email protected].

African American Female Excellence is searching for OUSD female High School students to be a part of this years Student ...
02/28/2019

African American Female Excellence is searching for OUSD female High School students to be a part of this years Student Commission Team! Students on the Commission Team will serve as the voices for Black girls in the Oakland school districtns. They will be going to school board meetings, writing letters to notable individuals, participating in forums, and much more, serving as advocates bringing the issues and struggles Black girls are currently facing within these schools to light.

If you have any questions or would like to receive more information, please email [email protected].

Click here for the application!
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African American Female Excellence is searching for powerful women to join the AAFE Program Committee! Join our team to ...
02/28/2019

African American Female Excellence is searching for powerful women to join the AAFE Program Committee!

Join our team to take part in the beautiful undertaking of empowering and loving our amazing Black girls and young women! If you want to work closely with and influence our girls, participate in creating empowering strategies and programs, or create change, apply today!

Click Here for the Application! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-QVgE-CWcDdXWRCJqsj6mS4Ad1Ejbhguye6-jkPjh2I/

For more information, please contact Tanara Haynes via email at [email protected].

African American Female Excellence is searching for OUSD female High School students to be a part of this years Student ...
02/21/2019

African American Female Excellence is searching for OUSD female High School students to be a part of this years Student Commission Team! Students on the Commission Team will serve as the voices for Black girls in the Oakland school districts. They will be going to school board meetings, writing letters to notable individuals, participating in forums, and much more, serving as advocates bringing the issues and struggles Black girls are currently facing within these schools to light.

If you have any questions or would like to receive more information, please email [email protected].

Click the link in our bio for the application!

African American Female Excellence is searching for OUSD female High School students to be a part of this years Student ...
02/21/2019

African American Female Excellence is searching for OUSD female High School students to be a part of this years Student Commission Team! Students on the Commission Team will serve as the voices for Black girls in the Oakland school district. They will be going to school board meetings, writing letters to notable individuals, participating in forums, and much more, including serving as advocates, and bringing the issues and struggles Black girls are currently facing within these schools to light.

If you have any questions or would like to receive more information, please email [email protected]

Visit Our Instagram @AAFEgirls or Twitter @AAFExcellence for the application!

African American Female Excellence is searching for OUSD female High School students to be a part of this years Student ...
02/20/2019

African American Female Excellence is searching for OUSD female High School students to be a part of this years Student Commission Team! Students on the Commission Team will serve as the voices for Black girls in the Oakland school district. They will be going to school board meetings, writing letters to notable individuals, participating in forums, and much more, including serving as advocates, and Er bringing the issues and struggles Black girls are currently facing within these schools to light.

If you have any questions or would like to receive more information, please email [email protected]

Click the link in our bio for the application!

African American Female Excellence is searching for OUSD female High School students to be apart of this years Student C...
02/20/2019

African American Female Excellence is searching for OUSD female High School students to be apart of this years Student Commission Team! Students on the Commission Team will serve as the voices for Black girls in the Oakland school district; They will be going to school board meetings, writing letters to notable individuals, participating in forums, and much more serving as advocates bringing the issues and struggles Black girls are currently facing within these schools to light.

If you have any questions or would like to receive more information, please email [email protected]

Access to the application is available on the AAFE Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Instagram: @AAFEgirls
Twitter: @AAFExcellence

02/06/2019

@ousdnews has featured the African American Female Excellence 2nd Annual Black Girl Power Conference on their Youtube Channel!

Watch the video on OUSD News YouTube Channel!

#ousd #aafe #blackhistorymonth #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic

02/05/2019
2nd Annual Black Girl Power Conference 2018

2nd Annual Black Girl Power Conference 2018

Students from across OUSD gathered at Mills College on Saturday, December 1 for a day unlike most others. The girls in grades 6-12 came together for the 2nd ...

Jennifer Johns, Vocalist, Songwriter, & Producer, delivered a powerful keynote presentation at the 2nd Annual Black Girl...
01/12/2019

Jennifer Johns, Vocalist, Songwriter, & Producer, delivered a powerful keynote presentation at the 2nd Annual Black Girl Power Conference.

Within the keynote, Jennifer Johns addressed the topics of oppression, trauma, and dealing with mental health within the Black community as an African American female.

She used her powerful singing voice and speech to deliver an even more powerful message to the mothers and daughters in attendance.

We would like to give a special thanks to Mills College and Dr. Oparah, Provost & Dean of Faculty, of Mills College for ...
01/12/2019

We would like to give a special thanks to Mills College and Dr. Oparah, Provost & Dean of Faculty, of Mills College for allowing African American Female Excellence to host the 2nd Annual Black Girl Power Conference on their beautiful college campus in the heart of Oakland, CA.

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