Power of People Leadership Institute

Founded in 2005 by Dr. Verna Cornelia Price to address the rise in violent, destructive, and deliquent behavior being exhibited by the female students at North High School located in Minneapolis. The program began with 120 high school girls and has now impacted over 3000 junior and high school girls across Minnesota, the USA and abroad. We have documented a 75% increase in academic engagement and a 75% decrease in suspension rates and unexcused absences. Our girls are twice as likely to attend post-secondary education than other girls in their high schools with 95% graduating from high school on time and 75% attending college.

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All age groups