Over 250 middle and high schoolers gathered the morning of March 3 for the fifth annual Girls of Color Summit in Kirkhof Center.
Some of them traveled from as far as Detroit, including Taniya Perkins, who woke up at 5 a.m. to make it to her school bus on time. She and La’Shae Horne are high school students at University Preparatory Academy in Detroit and were attending the summit for the first time.
The program, hosted by the Center for Women and Gender Equity (CWGE) was broken up into multiple breakout sessions throughout the day, with one track of three sessions for middle school, and one for high school. After the first session, the entire group gathered together for lunch, where students were asked about what they had learned so far.