mailing address: 1430 Monroe Street, NE Washington, DC 20017
Copyright 2016. The Sankofa Project. All Rights Reserved.
Founded: May 11, 2004
Our mission is to raise the bar of post high school expectation for female students by introducing them to rewarding career paths in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math and inspiring them to use NCAA scholarships to pay for the college degree they may need.
IRS 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization:: A member of Samuel Christian Services Network (FED# 52-1820111)
Executive Director: Janice Dove Johnson
MIssion-Related Program Areas:
Title IX Compliance, Gender Equity, Girls and Sports, Women, Youth, Children, Urban Education, Public Schools, Community Support for Schools, College Scholarships, Athletics, Economic Self-Sufficiency, Coaching, Parenting, Guidance, Best Practices, Mentoring, Prevention and Intervention Programs and Direct-Service
3-day High School Girls' Basketball Tournament.
As local schools play national teams with highly recruited players, it attracts a wide range of college scouts and lots of excited fans!
Parent/Family, Coach and Counselor Engagement Program
Seminars and workshops coordinated with assistance of NCAA Division of Education staff to help these adults understand what it will take for their student-athletes to leverage their athletic talents into college opportunities. The importance of academic grades and scores to meet eligibility standards, as well as recruitment process, are detailed.
Lady Baller Summer League
This NCAA approved event gave five DCPS teams and three private school teams experience playing on a college court. It gave exposure to DC youth who might not otherwise get the opportunity to showcase their talent before college recruiters
Mayor's Summer Youth Programs
More than 260 youths were served through programs that included a 6-week girls' basketball clinic, and Career Awareness Skill Enhancement (CASE) Showcase (see below).
Career Awareness Skill Enhancement (CASE) Camp
Coaches, parents and female student-athletes from 10 DCPS high schools participated in a comprehensive career awareness and skill enhancement opportunities that included three weekend camps; basketball clinics; tournaments; exposure to Washington Mystics WNBA, college campuses and recruiters, coaches and scouts.
Title IX Compliance Survey for DCPS Dept. of Athletics at 15 High Schools
Findings indicated a vast disparity for females in the quality of programs, access to resources, and shortfall as it related to National Best Practices and quality of programs compared to surrounding counties including Montgomery County (MD) and Fairfax County (VA).