What does it take to make a leader?

That's the question we asked when we started MiT. How do we take smart, ambitious, enthusiastic and promising girls from urban high schools and help mold them into the leaders of tomorrow? What's missing in their formal education and training today that will help them storm the world? We searched and queried and did our market research and came up with a list of skills that girls in high schools, especially urban high schools, just are not learning. And then we designed the answer:

Michelle in Training

For the next 25 days we are asking 500 people to give $25 each to help us turn girls into leaders. We’ll be sending emails, tweets, and Facebook messages answering your questions about what, when, where, why and how MiT will work. We’ll be asking you to share our story with your friends, family, networks, co-workers, church folk and frenemies. We are asking you, for 25 days, to join us in helping take girls with promise, intelligence, dreams, and hope to the next level so that they can do anything. So that they can change the world. And while they’re at it, they can prove to the world that every little black girl, wherever she’s born, whatever her history, can work hard, play smart, learn the ropes, and become every bit a First Lady. Our Patron Saint is not an exception. She is the example.

It takes a village to raise a child and it takes an international network to turn 25 girls in to leaders. Visit StartSomeGood to donate your $25 to the cause, check out our video on Michelle in Training, like us on Facebook, repin us on Pinterest and shout it from the rooftops (or on Twitter, use the hashtag #25days25girls).

Michelle in Training is coming. Are you with us?