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Our Mission

Ensuring that all young women–particularly young women of color–lead, prosper economically, and live safe and healthy lives.

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Here is what we are seeing in some of our current YWI Localities:
In Washington D.C., Black girls are nine times more likely to receive at least one out-of-school suspension compared to non-Black girls.

More than 40% of New York City’s young women of color live below the federal poverty line.

40%

In Alabama, one quarter of all the victims of rape are young girls between the ages of 13 and 16.

25%

In Minnesota, low post-secondary attainment by young women often leads to poverty:

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Greater Minnesota