I Support Kwenda Collegiate Girls - Nassau County
Kwenda Collegiate Girls Charter School is a proposed K-8th grade college preparatory, all-girls, tuition-free public charter school for the young women of Nassau County. We are proposing to open in Fall 2021 to kindergarten and first grade students..
We know that girls' schools have transformational impact on their alumnae. Currently, only 1% of young women in the United States graduate from girls' schools; however, a staggering 1 in 4 Congresswomen are alumnae of girls' schools. New York City and Long Island are home to some of the most successful and storied single-gender independent schools in the country. Yet, there is not a single all-girls public, tuition-free school in Nassau County. Kwenda Collegiate Girls strives to be an additional high-quality option for families and students seeking a single-gender, college preparatory setting.
Our Mission: Kwenda Collegiate Girls Charter School educates young women in kindergarten through eighth grade in an academically rigorous, structured, and supportive community that prepares all students to graduate from college with the courage to lead.
Our Ethos: Our school is rooted in the firm belief that every girl has unlimited potential. We are deeply committed to ensuring that our girls will, above all else, achieve at the highest levels while simultaneously having their voices heard, affirmed, and valued. Kwenda means "go" in Swahili - we believe that girls should receive an education that allows them to "go" wherever they want to in life like college, the board room, and the White House.
I am signing this petition to affirm that I have read Kwenda Collegiate Girls' mission, I believe in this mission, and I would like to see Kwenda Collegiate Girls open as a free, public charter school in the fall of 2021.
Thank you for your support. Let's "go".