Celebrating Strengths of Black Girls

Building Youth Resilience

Building Youth Resilience

Through Celebrating Strengths of Black Girls: An Intersectionality Approach, we work to advance equity for women and girls of color. The primary goal of the current research focuses on building resiliency that involves identifying assets and resources that serve as protective factors. The project explores culturally relevant interventions and mathematics curricula and the impact on the personal assets (self esteem), cultural assets (racial identity beliefs), and school performance of Black girls.

Principal Investigator


Sheretta Butler-Barnes

CSD Faculty Director; Washington University in St. Louis
Youth Development; Race, Inequality and Social Mobility

Lissa Johnson

CSD Director of Administration,
Director of Policy Initiatives with Grand Challenges for Social Work