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C.O.R.E. x Dear Black Girls

June 2024  |  Liberia

The A'ja Wilson Foundation is honored to collaborate with Audrey L. Breland, M.Ed., Director at the University of Minnesota, and the CORE project to promote STEM justice for young Black women in Liberia, aiming to positively impact young women in Liberia, Africa, and beyond.

The CORE project provided culturally relevant training to 50 Liberian college women, who then led hands-on STEM activities for 300-400 high school girls. The initiative connected hundreds of high school students in rural and urban Liberia with STEM opportunities and Black leaders from UMN.

Audrey L. Breland, M.Ed., gave a special presentation, on interactions with college students on how to effectively teach, engage, and support Black girls with diverse learning abilities in rigorous STEM activities. It aimed to equip college & high school students with strategies for different learning styles, addressing six common learning disabilities: dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory and language processing disorders, and visual perception/visual motor deficits.

The AWF was pleased to donate autographed copies of "Dear Black Girl" by A’ja Wilson, which were included in the swag bags for the 60 training participants to take home and share with their families.

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