Meshelle Foreman Shields

Year
2010
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Amount
$48,750
Term
18 Months

Foreman Shields will establish GoalDIGGERS: The Sankofa Project, which will encourage African-American girls, ages 14-18, to study their ancestry and heritage using technology, anthropology, and DNA testing. Girls will also participate in journaling and relevant cultural exchanges to learn about indigenous communal mores, bolster their identity and self-esteem and become more civically engaged citizens.