fran frazier

Abby Knowles

The First Black Girls Think Tank, created in Columbus, recently traveled to D.C. for a meeting with White House staff and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty.  The group of eight, ages 12 to 18, shared their findings on issues facing black girls.

How do urban adolescent African American girls experience their world? How are they affected by those experiences, and how do we support them, help them succeed, help them discover their strengths and abilities to overcome the obstacles before them? these are all questions posed by the Rise Sister Rise Research Project. The goal is not only to identify the markers-- relationships, school performance and significant adults in their lives -- but also to devise the strategies that will help girls navigate a path to success and well being.

The goal of the Rise Sister Rise research project is to identify the  relationships, school performance and significant adults in their lives of urban, African-Americans girls. It also devises strategies that will help the girls navigate a path to success and well being. Listen to their stories of trauma and resiliency, with Rise Sister Rise Project Principal Investigator Fran Frazier, OSU Literacy Studies Professor Dr.