Our International Day of the Girl celebration is right around the corner. On October 7, join us for #ChicagoGirlsTakeOver! Continue reading
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Happy Birthday, Kelly Fair!
The Founder and Executive Director of Polished Pebbles, Kelly Fair, celebrated her birthday this week! This past year has been one of growth and excitement for both her and our mentoring initiative. We look forward to the many opportunities ahead of us! Continue reading
Meet Our Host Committee Co-Chairs and Honorary Chair
We are so thankful for the help of our Host Committee Co-Chairs and Honorary Chair. With their support, our Chicago Girls Take Over Reception will be a success! Here’s your chance to meet them. Continue reading
Meet Our Host Committee
When #PebblesTakeOver we stand with the global community to support girls’ in Chicago, and everywhere! We could not be more thankful for our Host Committee! They are helping us bring our best for Chicago Girls Take Over. Meet them below!
We’re Headed Back to School
September is upon us, which means the first day of school is right around the corner. Although Polished Pebbles won’t be starting up until October, we know that students and parents have some nerves about getting back to those classrooms. We have some tips for you to make the transition into the school year as smooth as possible: Continue reading
Does Seattle Need Polished Pebbles?
While we congratulate the efforts Seattle is putting forth to address this achievement gap, it leaves us (and people in Seattle) wondering: what about black girls? Continue reading
“Woke” at All Ages: Stand Up to Injustice
As a task force member, I represented Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program at this week’s US Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls (CCBWG) 2nd Annual Chicago Symposium. This event is chaired by US Congresswoman Robin Kelly. This year’s symposium’s theme was “Woke” at All Ages: Inspiring Black Women Advocates Across Generations. Continue reading
Double Dutch and Hip Hop
Do you know the history of double dutch? The simple rope and sneaker sport actually has a few roots in hip-hop. Continue reading
We Want More Black Sisterhood
In a previous post, we discussed the importance of black sisterhood. You can view that post here: Photographing Sisterhood. In a media centered society that puts drama over friendship, we are seriously lacking black female friends on the big screens. Which means, many of our young girls are not seeing examples of black female friendship. Continue reading
Let’s Talk Hair…And The Power It Holds
We want to talk about hair…more specifically, the texture and style of black hair. You may have noticed in the news how some black girls are being reprimanded at their schools for wearing traditionally black hair styles. Continue reading