Who are we?
Pan African Girls Empowerment Institute is an extension of Resources for the Enrichment of African lives. Founded in February 2010, the institute was organized under the watch full eyes of an elder, the CEO of Resources for the
Enrichment of African Lives (REAL), and with the help of young women who are committed to the vision and
mission of the institute. The curriculum was established based on the analysis of the needs of girls of African Ances-
try in America. The sessions offered by the institute will be taught by committee members who have wide range of educational back ground and different areas of expertise.
“Create partnership built on Mutual interest for the growth and advancement of girls of African ancestry in the United States and REAL girls (resources for Enrichment of African lives), to address issues important to these young girls,
their families and communities”
What do we do?
We aim to foster the growth and development of girls and young women by offering a broad curriculum, hands
on experience with professionals in their fields of interest, as well as an opportunity to be involved with local,
national and international communities while developing future leaders.
The curriculum offers :
**School success and career
The program will start on September 2010 to May 2011. The winter session of the program goes from September 18th
2010 to December 4th 2010 with a break from December to January and the spring session will start February 5th 2011 to April 16th 2011. The sessions will take place twice a month on Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm at the Cultural Wellness Center located at 1527 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407. Each subject will be instructed by qualified individuals and elders.
What will you gain from the
Our goal is for girls and young women who have completed the program to re- connect with traditional African values,
while strengthening their capacity to achieve success in all walks of life. The experiences gained through
participation in the program will allow them to give back to community locally and internationally.
To create a ladder of diverse knowledge that will allow young girls of African ancestry to be self-aware; accomplished
and involved women who have the capacity to become great leaders.
Who is Eligible?
The institute is looking for 25-30 girls between the ages of 12 to 18 years with African ancestry who are motivated to
learn and share. Each girl must currently be enrolled in school. Parental permission and commitment is an important part of the program.
Pan African Girls
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Dear Participant and Parent,
Congratulations on your recent selection to attend the Pan-African Girls Empowerment Institute (PAGE-Institute).
The institute will commence on Saturday, September 18th 2010 at the Cultural Wellness Center in Minneapolis at 2.00 p.m. Enclosed, please find a copy of the curriculum schedule and the institute’s brochure as well as an application.
If you have not done so, please complete the enclosed application and bring it with you on the September 18th 2010. You will not be able to participate without an application signed by a parent or legal guardian.
We are excited that you will be joining PAGE Institute and we look forward to seeing and getting to know you more.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at the numbers listed below.
Derartu Abera Esthella Thorpe
Registration form ( fill out the form and bring it to the first session)
Last First MI
City State Zip
Name and address of school attending___________________________________________________
In case of emergency contact
Phone _____________________ Relationship___________________________
Applicant's Parent/Guardian Signature___________________________ Date_______________
If you have questions please contact
Derartu Abera Estella Thorpe
We Look forward to see you at the event.