Our mission is to address adverse social issues affecting girls of color through self-acceptance and leadership development programs in an atmosphere of celebration, empowering them to fulfill their dreams and promote positive change in their communities.
To promote self-confidence and leadership development among Black and Brown girls.
To utilize our platform to speak out against injustice while addressing the community’s need of reducing the effects of overt and subtle forms of bias towards Black and Brown Girls with issues pertaining to gender and racial inequality.
Established in 2014, The Pretty Brown Girl (PBG) Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that represents girls everywhere. We are committed to preparing Black and Brown girls for career pathways through educational, economic, and empowerment opportunities while instilling responsibility to social change. Our three pillars are Education, Experiences, and Advocacy.
We invite you to get involved by supporting our work, volunteering during International Pretty Brown Girl Day, or becoming a sponsor for The Patricia Harris-Johnson Leadership Scholarship where we seek to provide girls with scholarships each year to attend an accredited college or university.
Support Black and Brown Girls
You can support Black and Brown girls by investing in The Pretty Brown Girl Foundation. Protecting our girls means protecting their mental health and breaking the cycle of dismissive approaches to intersectionality just like we did for Grace, a 15-year-old Black girl in Michigan who was sentenced to juvenile detention for incomplete online coursework as a violation to her probation. Pretty Brown Girl Foundation advocated on behalf of Grace, raising awareness and funds to support her legal and counseling needs. We are grateful that she was released and is now thriving at her new school.
There are so many other young girls like Grace who are being characterized as a delinquent when educational environments are ready to discard them; but with your support and Pretty Brown Girl’s social justice initiatives and uplifting programs, together, we can break the cycle one girl at a time. Will you join with us to help protect our Black and Brown Girls?
The Patricia Harris-Johnson Leadership Scholarship Awards
The Pretty Brown Girl Foundation seeks to lessen the burden by providing Black and Brown girls scholarships who are looking to attend an accredited college or university.
“For Black and Brown students, many are coming from households that may not have the same financial support that white students are receiving. Even for middle-class families, it is a tremendous area of stress as the cost of college is rising every year,” says Sheri Crawley, Founder of Pretty Brown Girl. “Most HBCUs are land-grant institutions and represent some of the oldest institutions of higher education operating in the United States. Being accepted as an HBCU is a great honor, but there are several aspects to pursuing a collegiate-level education that can act as roadblocks for potential students.”
Click below to apply for our 2022 Leadership Scholarship or click here to donate!
Jenisis Moreland, one of the first PBG Foundation Scholars
Pretty Brown Girl School Programs
Now more than ever, with a global pandemic and racial injustice, Black and Brown girls need a safe place for their voices to be heard as their mental health and well-being is extremely vulnerable.
Pretty Brown Girl’s virtual program, PBG Academy, was designed for Black and Brown girls to have access to a culturally responsive, personalized learning environment that offers a variety of experiences, instructional approaches, and academic-support strategies.
PBG Academy is the only national SEL program designed specifically for Black and Brown girls. Our goal is to be able to sponsor girls who attend the 350 schools on our current waitlist who are in need of the program but do not have adequate funding. Click below to make a donation!
International Pretty Brown Girl Day
Pretty Brown Girl Day embodies the mission of celebrating and uplifting girls of color by creating a day of solidarity. Pretty Brown Girl Day takes place on the fourth Saturday of February during Black History Month.
Our 12th Annual Pretty Brown Girl Day Virtual Celebration was held on Saturday, February 26, 2022. The theme was “Flex Over Fear,” as we highlighted girls who have activated their voices, gifts, and talents to spark joy or impact others!