The Decatur-DeKalb Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women
established a leadership program for young women entitled, The Legacy
Program in 1996. The name was chosen to reflect our commitment to
passing on to subsequent generations of African American women the rich
history and significant contributions made by African American women who
have preceded them.
The program is designed to establish an
enhanced sense of self-esteem and personal motivation among young
African American women that will inspire them to develop the necessary
skills needed to assume a wide range of leadership roles in areas such
as politics, civic affairs, business, entrepreneurship, education,
health and medicine, religion, and international affairs.
Legacy Program targets 9th through 12th grade female high school
students in DeKalb county. Participants must be committed to the goals
of the program and willing to assume an active role in the program.
We encourage our Legacy girls to remain in the program through high
school. They are also invited to support Legacy after they graduate. This commitment also includes attending all
Legacy program meetings and carrying out all assignments required for
the program modules.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women is a non-profit volunteer
organization for American women. Its members address common issues in
their communities, families and personal life, and promote gender and