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Girls Deserve to GO BIG in STEM!

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While experts agree that no single measure can or will easily resolve the severe disparity of life between Charlotte’s rich and Charlotte’s poor, there is one thing that can and will universally and unequivocally aid in bridging the gap: a high-quality education. For Charlotte’s marginalized children, access to a high-quality educational opportunity is the keystone in the archway of lifelong, transformational success. As the nation’s first all-girls, public charter, tuition-free, boarding school to service elementary-aged scholars, Great Opportunity Boarding Institute for Girls (G.O. B.I.G.), will meet the critical need of providing Charlotte’s most vulnerable population of elementary-aged girls with unprecedented access to a high-quality boarding educational experience, such as would not normally be accessible except by those families in positions of economic privilege.

The mission of Great Opportunity Boarding Institute for Girls (G.O. B.I.G.) is to offer underserved girls in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region unprecedented access to a tuition-free, high-quality, world-class education that will set them up for competitive success in their primary and secondary academic careers, college education, and life-long entrepreneurial endeavors. Through an exceptional blend of academic rigor, civic engagement, and innovative teaching methods, and a high-caliber boarding experience for our 3rd-5th grade scholars, as well as a collaborative, culturally relevant, STEM-based, and data-driven pedagogical approach, our school will provide parents with the security of knowing that their scholars are receiving top-notch, innovative instruction, and a secure high-quality residential experience from teachers and staff that are welcoming, affirming, and highly-qualified. Great Opportunity Boarding Institute for Girls (G.O. B.I.G.), will receive educationally and economically disadvantaged girls from the Charlotte metropolitan region and the greater Charlotte area. Specific challenges facing girls growing up in low-income areas include hunger, engaging in criminal or risky social behaviors, lack of exposure to high-quality educational opportunities, and limited access to entrepreneurial development. A high-quality education, such as that which will be provided by G.O. B.I.G., would enhance their ability to escape poverty, enrich their quality of living, improve their communal well-being, and dramatically improve their ability to succeed in life. Sign your name and help support G.O. B.I.G. in elevating STEM-trepreneurial opportunities for all Charlotte’s girls. Our future depends on girls’ education, and all girls deserve the promise of a great future. Help us help all girls - GO BIG.

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