ACADEMICS

DBF All Girls Enrichment Academy can be broken down into 4 success pillars:

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10 SEP
18 SEP

Character

Academics

Personal Development (Mental, Spiritual, Emotional and Physical)

Creative Arts

20 SEP
DBF Accredited Diploma Program

 

Women's History 

 

Recognizing the achievements of women in all facets of life – science, community, government, literature, art, sports, medicine – has a huge impact on the development of self-respect and new opportunities for girls and young women today.

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Creative Arts 

Performing arts is important to DBF because it builds habits of the mind that are essential to living well and weathering the adversities of life. It hones our creativity and intelligence, fosters our compassion, and brings a higher understanding of humanity to our awareness. Performers have to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and good listeners.

Our Fine Arts will Include:

  • Theatre

  • Art

  • Film

  • Dance studio

  • Arts studio

  • DBF Choir

5 State of the Art Trade Buildings (Certified Trades)

DBF All Girls Academy will provide a distraction-free, structured environment where  girls who may be struggling in a traditional school setting can focus most of their time on academics, social and mental health. Every girl typically learns on different educational paces or levels than their peers. This gives students the opportunity, in a structured and monitored environment, to get caught up with their academics and have the nurturing needed to get through their everyday lives.

Many girls  who have struggled in the standard education system, find they are academically inclined or slightly behind their peers.

Whether it be making up in high school credits, graduating from high school with our program, studying for the GED or prepping for the SAT or ACT exams, girls at DBF are encouraged to take responsibility for their educational goals by always setting goals and having their advisors hold them responsibly for them. We also encourage our girls to complete with 2 trades, 1 creative art, Home economics 101, real estate and a savings of at least 2,500.00 leaving the program. 

An academic plan will be created for each young lady and will vary according to each girl’s individual academic goals. Student progress will be monitored through their  our online academic program

  • Culinary Trade

  • Cosmetology Trade

  • Dental Assisting Trade

  • Medical Assisting Trade

  • Automotive Trade

Home Economics 

Home economics is very important and is a mandatory course in order to complete the program.  It is in our best interest to teach the importance of life skills early and began preparing our girls for womanhood. It has been beneficial throughout history because it  gave women the opportunity to pursue higher education and vocational training in a world where only men were able to learn in such environments. In modern times, home economics teaches girls from all walks of life   important life skills, such as cooking, sewing, wood shop and finances.

Home economics, or family and consumer science, is today a subject concerning cooking, nutrition, housekeeping, personal finance, personal wellness, and consumer issues. In the past, it was mainly just about cooking and housework.

Home economics courses are offered around the world and across multiple educational levels. Historically, the purpose of these courses was to professionalize housework, to provide intellectual fulfillment for women, and to emphasize the value of "women's work" in society and to prepare them for traditional gender roles

An academic plan will be created for each young lady and will vary according to each girl’s individual academic goals. Student progress will be monitored through their  our online academic program

  • Culinary

  • Sewing

  • Woodshop

  • Finance & Budgeting

  • Stem (Introducing )

  • Drivers ED

The DBF Wilma Rudolph Track & Field Center

Wilma Rudolph was born prematurely to Blanche Rudolph at 4.5 pounds (2.0 kg) on June 23, 1940, in Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee (now part of Clarksville). She was the twentieth of 22 siblings from her father Ed Rudolph's two marriages.  Shortly after Wilma's birth, her family moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, where she grew up and attended elementary and high school. Her father, Ed, who worked as a railway porter and did odd jobs in Clarksville, died in 1961; her mother, Blanche, worked as a maid in Clarksville homes and died in 1994.

Rudolph suffered from several early childhood illnesses, including pneumonia and scarlet fever, and she contracted infantile paralysis (caused by the poliovirus) at the age of five. She recovered from polio but lost strength in her left leg and foot. Physically disabled for much of her early life, Rudolph wore a leg brace until she was twelve years old. Because there was little medical care available to African American residents of Clarksville in the 1940s, Rudolph's parents sought treatment for her at the historically black Meharry Medical College (now Nashville General Hospital at Meharry) in Nashville, Tennessee, about 50 miles (80 km) from Clarksville.

For two years, Rudolph and her mother made weekly bus trips to Nashville for treatments to regain the use of her weakened leg.

She also received subsequent at-home massage treatments four times a day from members of her family and wore an orthopedic shoe for support of her foot for another two years.[10] Because of the treatments she received at Meharry and the daily massages from her family members, Rudolph was able to overcome the debilitating effects of polio and learned to walk without a leg brace or orthopedic shoe for support by the time she was twelve years old.

Rudolph was initially homeschooled due to the frequent illnesses that caused her to miss kindergarten and first grade. She began attending second grade at Cobb Elementary School in Clarksville in 1947, when she was seven years old. 

 

Rudolph attended Clarksville's all-black Burt High School, where she excelled in basketball and track. During her senior year of high school, Rudolph became pregnant with her first child, Yolanda, who was born in 1958, a few weeks before her enrollment at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

 

In college, Rudolph continued to compete in track. She also became a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. In 1963, Rudolph graduated from Tennessee State with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Rudolph's college education was paid for through her participation in a work-study scholarship program that required her to work on the TSU campus for two hours a day.

DBF has dedicated our sports department to the loving memory of Wilma Rudolph. 

Sports will offered:

  • Basketball

  • Cross Country

  • Track & Field 

  • Volleyball

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