Beginning in 2016, Women of Color from Penn came together with Dr. Robin C. Stevens, Assistant Professor of Nursing, and Mr. Stone from Powell Elementary School, to create a one-to-one mentoring program for African American elementary school girls and boys in West Philly.
In light of the broadcasted assaults on black bodies; girls and boys, men and women, across the United States, we are excited to create a space that supports, builds, and replenishes the spirit , for both mentors and mentees. OURstory is not a tutoring program. Instead, our students are using the mentorship model to design programming that helps both mentors and mentees find their collective #blackgirlmagic.
In 2018, we expanded to include boys!
With OURstory, Penn is supporting young African American student leaders as they strengthen black girls and boys in Philadelphia.