Every young girl and woman has the right to live a safe, healthy, nurtured, and successful life. Health is more than physical; it is holistic sustainability.

The Free Women's Academy is a program created by Youth Resiliency Institute's Co-Founder, Navasha Daya, and Cultural & Community Arts expert Randi Vega to improve the lives of young women and girls.

Inspired by Novelist Pearl Cleage's ten things every free woman needs to know for both herself and her children's welfare, the Free Women's Academy gathers young women and girls to provide them with a safe place to cultivate healthy self, cultural identity and life skills through activities that elevate the creative arts and community building.

"Millions of women throughout the world live in conditions of abject deprivation of, and attacks against, their fundamental human rights for no other reason than that they are women. Yet, despite many successes in empowering women, numerous issues still exist in all areas of life, ranging from the cultural, political to the economic. For example, women often work more than men, yet are paid less; gender discrimination affects girls and women throughout their lifetime; and women and girls often are the ones that suffer the most poverty." Anup Shah

For more information about The Youth Resiliency Institute's Free Women's Academy, please email us at info@youthresiliencyinstitute.org




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The Youth Resiliency Institute is a program under the umbrella of Fusion Partnerships, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the state of Maryland. The Youth Resiliency Institute is dedicated to inspiring realization of the authentic self in children, youth and young adults in Baltimore. We encourage and support authentic living in the service of just, joyful and sustainable communities.