Chicago Tribune Features One of Our D2F Daughters, Brianna Lawrence.

Thanks to the Chicago Tribune and Anne Sweeney for sharing the realities of girl violence in Chicago as well as Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP as a solution. D2F has hosted several initiatives to examine the problem AND develop solutions to address the increasing violence among girls in the Chicagoland area. Don’t think the problem exists? Here are a few stats (YRBS, 2011):
– More than 10% of Chicago female high school students report that they did not go to school because of safety concerns;
– In Chicago, 45.6% of African-American high school girls and 27.7% of Latina girls report being in a physical fight one or more times during a 12 month period;
– Black girls report the highest rate of injury from physical fights (7.8%) higher than Latina girls (3.2).

Brianna Lawrence, 24, a former Fenger Academy High School valedictorian, now a graduate of the School of Social Work at the University of Chicago, poses for a photo in the lobby of the School of Social Service Administration building on Dec. 8, 2016. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)

This article started out with an inquiry to Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP about girl violence in Chicago. After speaking with us, the article shifted to celebrate one our D2F Daughters, Brianna Lawrence! Congratulations to our D2F Daughter, Brianna Lawrence for your resilience and commitment to fulfilling your goals. Brianna said it best when she stated “They (D2F) haven’t let go of me. And I am not letting go of them.” Let’s not give up on our girls…they are the birth canals to a healthy and safe community! To read the article, click here.

“Just Blaze” College Connection Night

“Just Blaze” College Connection Night

Are You Ready to be the Next TrailBLAZEr on Campus?
 
If so, join us for a Night of Real Talk, Food, Fellowship, and Fun to Prepare You for the Upcoming School Year ahead. Plus Meet, Greet, and Network with some of Our 40 Under 40 Young Women Professionals League Members.
 
**BONUS: Every College Student who Pre-Registers for the Event Will Receive a Blazer.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Theace Goldsberry Community House
7159 S. Peoria
Chicago, IL 60621
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Register Below
Hosted by 40 Under 40 Young Women Professionals League

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Now Accepting Fall Scholarship Applications

D2F awards scholarships annually to participants of Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP and urban girls in the community that meet pre-determined criteria. Funds for our annual D2F scholarships are comprised of committed sponsors and donors who support the mission and vision of Demoiselle 2 Femme and the postsecondary education of our girls.

This year we’ve added a new scholarship award sponsored by our 40 Under 40 Young Women Professionals League.

FALL APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL JULY 15, 2016

For more information and to download applications, click here.

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