Black girls are the fastest growing population within the juvenile justice system and are disproportionately represented in many steps throughout the juvenile justice continuum including referral and detention.
When school officials impose exclusionary discipline, defined as any disciplinary practice that removes a student from school, they place those students on a path to the school-to-prison pipeline. Discipline disparities for black girls persist in elementary, middle, and high school. Black girls are also more likely to be expelled from school, pushing them out of the education system for good.
Our innovative services and outreach is complemented by both positive youth development and the Bantu Youth Development model that fulfills a holistic approach to guiding each youth to discover and embrace their full potential.
Join us in uniting our communities to end the abuse to prison pipeline by becoming a proud Ally today. Becoming an Ally means publicly supporting your Make-It-Click’s efforts to make our local neighborhoods a place where all girls of color are empowered for success.
Allies must be approved for our program by our Make-It-Click Staff before participating.
Please let us help you through the application process by filling out the following information completely. You can continue on and fill out the application by downloading the .pdf files or you can have us send you an application by mail.
Our participants must be referred by individuals or agencies with the authority to refer the youth and the resources to pay for participation.