Dark & Lovely Joins Forces With Storm Reid On Initiative To Close Opportunity Gap for Black Girls

Posted On: May 26, 2022   |   Posted By: Essence

By Jasmine Browley · Updated January 20, 2022 Research shows youth are 130% more likely to be interested in leadership roles, 55% less likely to skip school and 78% more likely to volunteer when they have a mentor. Unfortunately, many children don't have access to mentoring figures, but Dark & Lovely is aiming to change that. The beauty staple recently announced that in time for National Mentoring Month this January, they launched Building Beautiful Futures: Closing the Opportunity Gap , a multi-year commitment that will help bring educational and career equity to Black, female college students and young professionals. In partnership with the NAACP Youth & College Division, they will provide scholarships, mentorship and career coaching opportunities to recent graduates and those pursuing four-year degrees. Helping to spread the word about this initiative is actress and activist Storm Reid. “As a working actress, college student and Black woman, I know first-hand how important it is to have access to...

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