After learning about Bessie Coleman and how she went from being a manicurist to being the first female African American Pilot, one of my mentees was inspired! The next week at mentoring (the week after Halloween), we asked our girls what they wore for Halloween. And the girl, who was inspired by Bessie Coleman the week before, yelled out “I was going to be a witch but then I decided to be Bessie Coleman instead.” I was overjoyed to find out that this girl had found a role model through SWSG. Every week, she tells the group a different fact about Bessie Coleman or flying. She tells us that when she is older, she wants to be a pilot just like Bessie!
Article written by: Hayley Collins