(Washington, DC) – On Friday, October 15, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will celebrate the International Day of the Girl at Excel Academy. Afterward, the Mayor will meet with student participants of Reign: Empowering Young Women as Leaders to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on girls of color. On October 11, the District commemorated International Day of the Girl Child, recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
Excel Academy, DC Public Schools’ first and only all-girls school, provides scholars with rigorous and joyful learning experiences, focused on creating a loving environment, and preparing students for future success in school and in life. Excel builds upon DCPS’ “Reign: Empowering Young Women as Leaders” initiative, which Mayor Bowser launched in 2017.
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11 am
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Kimberly Bassett, Secretary of the District of Columbia
Dr. LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, Director, DC Health
Shaunte Daniel, Principal, Excel Academy
Excel Academy Public School
2501 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
*Closest Metro Station: Anacostia Station*
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].
The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event to watch from a safe, virtual space. To view event online visit mayor.dc.gov/live, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or any of the social media platforms below.