History of Bnurd'e

A group of concerned educators who taught PreK-12 in inner-city communities and at colleges throughout Southern California recognized just how different the female students were at these schools, as it related to their
home life, educational acumen, economic situations and goals for the future. 

One of the greatest observations by the educators were that many of the girls and young women had low self-esteem because they believed that they did not fit into society’s norms related to self-worth, self-respect, trust
in others, and even beauty standards. Equally as important, these educators discovered these students experienced inequities in access to medical and financial care for the future. 

Our goal is to nurture and empower the future generation of girls and young women ages 9 - 21, using education and creating opportunities for them to participate in activities of interest that ignite hope, inspires passion and assists them in creating a platform for their future by providing the life experience tools, self-confidence and financial skills for girls at a young age to set them up for success in life. 

Adolescence isn’t an easy time for parents. As girls and young women move through the various tumultuous transitions that accompany adolescence — physical, emotional, hormonal, sexual, social, intellectual — the pressures and problems they encounter can all too easily seem overwhelming. For many girls and young women, these and other pressures can lead to one or more of a variety of mental health disorders; all are matters of concern, and some are life-threatening.

Advisory Board

Roxanne Williams
Founder/CEO
Bnurd'e Inc.​

Douglas Brown Sr.
Assistant Principal
LAUSD​

Dr. Darin Earley
Director, (LMU)
Family of Schools

Angelina Gray
CEO
Help Mates for Hope
A Home For Our Veteran's

Anthanetta (Toni) Rhodes
Emeritus Professor
Child Development​

Avia Van Buren
Educator
Wilder's Preparatory Academy Charter School

Joyce Tapley
CEO/President
JE Tapley Consulting Group LLC

Linda Watts
CEO/Owner
Entrepreneur

Aireal Williams
Entrepreneur

Mentors

Cynthia Armstrong

Kimberly Baker

Stephanie Cole

Rochelle Cosby

Shirley Harris

Dearthry Henderson

Felicia Horne

Veronica Murphy

Jackie Williams

Michelle Williams

Mitzi Willis