The School Girls Deserve

Schools Girls Deserve Now is the time to invest in the schools that young people of color want, need and deserve! The School Girls Deserve Report is the result of a participatory action research project (PAR) that was done in collaboration with girls, transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth of color in all five boroughs of New York City.

We held listening sessions with over 100 participants ages 9 – 24 from various racial and ethnic backgrounds. The report documents how girls and TGNC youth of color are pushed out of school, uplifts their visions for the schools that they want and deserve and has policy and practice recommendations that school stakeholders can partake in to create schools that are holistic, safe and affirming for girls and TGNC youth of color. Download resources here or Learn More.



Policy Briefs

At GGE we are committed to using all the tools at our disposal to alleviate the systemic barriers affecting young people, especially cisgender and transgender girls and non-binary youth of color.  A key tool in our strategy is the use of research, data, and policy analysis to help shape legislative solutions.  The School Girls Deserve is one of our foundational documents, it shapes the direction of our policy work.  Check out some of our more recent work on school pushout, discipline disparities, school policing, dress codes, and more…