Jelani Girls Inc. Nonprofit for Black Girls
Jelani Girls, Inc. is a labor of love birthed by the passion of our founder, Ashley N. Company. Recognizing a need for under-served girls to overcome the cyclical limitations of their social economic backgrounds, Ashley became steadfast in her pursuit of providing these young women with an opportunity to look beyond their backyards. Aware that there are different approaches to grow and develop these young women as well-rounded citizens and leaders in the community, Ashley conceptualized an organization that empowers young women to achieve greatness through full immersion in our Cultural Enrichment Program (CEP) and International Youth Service Project (IYSP).
WHO IS A JELANI GIRL?
A Jelani Girl D.R.E.A.M.S.
Dares to learn more
Respects everyone and herself
Acts with kindness and love
Makes good decisions even when it is not popular
She is motivated, hardworking and determined to succeed.
We believe that when a Jelani Girl immerses herself in other cultures, she develops global awareness, confidence and humility. These characteristics encourage positive opportunities and combat negative influences. Service is a core value of Jelani Girls because it opens their minds and hearts to the needs of others. Each of our Cultural Immersion Trips allows participants to learn aspects of the political, economic, and historical landscape of a different culture.