The Power of People Leadership Institute™

Dr. Verna Cornelia Price, Founder

History
Girls in Action™ founded in2005 by Dr. Verna Cornelia Price was a response to a request from North High School in Minneapolis that was experiencing a rise in violence among girls.  This program provides structured weekly mentoring combined with an interactive - research based curriculum within the context of real life experiences to provide girls with a positive outlook for their futures with the intention of decreasing violence while increasing academic engagement and high school graduation rates.  In the last 9 years, the program has impacted over 3000 junior and senior high girls across the Twin Cities Metro area, Detroit, Chicago, and Guatemala. We are proud of the fact that 95% of our girls graduate from high school on time and 75% of our graduate enroll in college Mission Motivate, Mentor, Empower, Engage and Educate Girls to Succeed in School and Life. Project Goals Reengage high school female girls in academics and positive leadership Provide girls with a meaningful connection to positive women leaders Prepare girls to graduate on time from high school and pursue higher education  Engage girls in their community through service-learning