Washtenaw United: Girls Group celebrates 20 years of empowering young women in Ann Arbor and YpsilantiIn 2003, an organization was founded with a mission of tackling the unmet needs of socially and economically vulnerable young women in Washtenaw County. Now, Girls Group is celebrating 20 years of empowering young women to achieve emotional and economic self-sufficiency by ensuring they graduate from high school and begin their college or career journeys. Sue Schooner is the founder and executive director of Girls Group and shared the organization's story with WEMU's David Fair.
Our communities are still in the process of building a foundation in which girls and young women are offered equal opportunity to educational and career opportunities. It becomes even more difficult when personal trauma or family finances stand in the way. Addressing those issues and supplementing existing opportunity is the function of the Ann Arbor-based, "Girls Group." WEMU's David Fair explores the issues and solutions with founder and executive director, Sue Schooner.