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Greatwomenspeakers welcomes Asenath Andrews.

Asenath Andrews founded The Catherine Ferguson Academy for Young Women more than 20 years ago as a revolutionary experiment in helping young women with children complete their secondary education and ultimately break the cycle of poverty that often besets one generation to the next. The unique school hosts on-site daycare facilities and features a working urban farm, with curricula connected to the farm as are nutrition and business classes since the school sells its produce at the local farmers market. The school boasts an impressive rate of 90% graduates, particularly impressive considering Principal Andrews does not allow students to graduate without first securing a place in college.

The Academy was profiled in Oprah Magazine in 2008 and on the Rachel Maddow Show of April 22, 2011. It won the Breakthrough High School award in 2004 given by the National Association of Secondary School Principals for outstanding achievement among schools with high poverty rates and CFA was the subject of a 2010 award-winning documentary Grown in Detroit.

People Love GWS Speakers

Kathy LeMay far exceeded our expectations. She pulled everyone into her space and you could have heard a pin drop the entire time she was speaking. She mesmerized the audience and her presentation moved them to action. We found Kathy to be exceptional in every way and thoroughly enjoyed our time with her.

Carol Gardner's talk was fantastic and folks were raving about it all day! Kudos, kudos, kudos! And thank you for spending so much time with the folks at the Pentunia's booth. Thank you so much for being such a special part of our 25th Anniversary!

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