Not all girls recognize their potential.
Not all girls recognize their potential.
But what if they could.
Not all girls find their voices.
Not all girls find their voices.
But what if they could.
Not all girls see a path to college.
Not all girls see a path to college.
But what if they could.
Not all girls see themselves reflected in their classrooms.
Not all girls see themselves reflected in their classrooms.
But what if they could.
Not all girls dream big.
Not all girls dream big.
But what if they could.
Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy Charter School
Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy Charter School
I believe.
Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy Charter School
I believe. I can.
Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy Charter School
I believe. I can. I will.
Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy Charter School
I believe. I can. I will.
Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy Charter School
I believe. I can. I will.

Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy (BELA) Charter High School was about to graduate their founding class of outstanding women. With that big news, it was the perfect time to let the world in on their accomplishments as well. We stepped in and developed a media relations program and a website to be the center of recruitment, school activities, fundraising, community efforts and show that they are the premiere all girls charter school.

A School Just For Girls in the Heart of Bed-Stuy

BELA is an all-girls high school located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. They are a community school steeped in the history and culture of our surrounding neighborhood. BELA welcomes young women and their families who are seeking an exceptional, college preparatory educational experience within a joyful, nurturing environment.

On August 28, 2017, they officially opened their doors to welcome BELA’s inaugural freshman class! Sixty girls joined the community that day – pioneering young women up for the challenge of co-creating a school culture based on sisterhood, scholarship, strength and service, and carrying the mission and core values forward for future classes. Today, more than 250 girls across four grades make BELA their second home. This year they celebrate these amazing stewards of BELA. The first graduating class – the Class of 2021!

Our media relations efforts received interest from a number of magazines, newspapers, podcasts and media outlets. When the producers of The Kelly Clarkson Show and Steve Harvey’s Facebook Watch talk show (Steve on Watch) heard about the accomplishments of BELA’s amazing Class of 2021, they invited them to be a part of the show’s live taping in New York City and Atlanta! They were whirlwind days of hair and makeup, but more importantly, an opportunity to share the story of BELA’s inaugural class with viewers across the country.