Brooklyn high school for Black girls has 100% college acceptance rate
The graduating students at Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy (BELA), an all-girls charter school in New York, are off to college — all of them. The first graduating class boasts an impressive 100% college acceptance rate for its 50 students.
The school focuses on girls from underserved and marginalized communities, and is located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Over 90% of the girls at BELA self-identify as Black.
Hosting a “college shower” for the students, BELA recently celebrated the achievement by providing college gear for the graduating young women, including duffel bags, dorm supplies, and headphones. Nicia Fullwood, the co-founder and director of the school, also addressed the seniors at the celebration.
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