Girls One Diaspora Club

Students in the Girls One Diaspora Club walk through the Benjamin Rush Medicinal Herb Garden

The Girls One Diaspora Club is for teen girls from Africa or the African diaspora who were either born outside of the US or are first-generation Americans and have an interest in STEM careers.

The club is a forum for academic and personal support to assist young women with issues related to schooling, ancestry, ethnicity, and the challenges of adjusting to a new culture. The facilitators of the club also assist with academic issues, including tutoring, career development, and college preparation.

Unless otherwise noted, all activities take place at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (19 South 22nd Street)​. Participants in the Girls One Diaspora Club receive tokens for transportation (if necessary). For more information please contact Jeanene Johnson, Youth Support Coordinator.

The Girls One Diaspora Club is made possible through the generous support of John and Glena McDonald.

Binta and Adunia, two students from the Teva Pharmaceuticals Internship Program, pose in front of the main label for the Penn Museum's "Imagine Africa" exhibit