The mission of Goaldiggers the Sankofa Project; is to connect underserved teen girls of African descent to education and gain college access; by introducing them to the study of their ancestry and ethnic identity reinforcing a positive self-concept. Anthropological methodology, genealogical research and DNA testing will uncover and assure their ethnic identity. To culminate the two-year experience, participants will travel to Ghana, West Africa for a cultural immersion voyage.
The goal; is for each girl to become a college educated young woman with a positive self-concept and an assured ethnic identity; poised to serve her family, peers and community.
What makes Goaldiggers The Sankofa Project Work?
*A multidisciplinary program advisory team: Sociologist, Social Worker, Artist In Residence, Community Organizers.
*Group and Individual Mentoring
*Cultivation of College Readiness Skills: Introduction to research methodologies, critical thinking, writing and presentation.
* Guest lecture series
*Innovative weekly sessions
*Group Think and Cohesion
*Creating a Sisterhood of like-minded, responsible, goal centered, young women.