Instilling Girls with Nobility and Integrity; Thriving through Empowerment (IGNITE) is designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of minority and underrepresented females. IGNITE targets women of the following populations: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native American, Multi-racial, LGBTQ, first generation, women from rural communities and women who have a reported disability. IGNITE, however, is open to any person who identifies as a female. The central goal is to help minority and underrepresented females matriculate through their collegiate career at UNC Charlotte and produce graduates with high academic achievement and preparedness for post-graduate life. IGNITE will also create a sisterhood amongst its members that supports and expects excellence academically, socially and professionally.
Services include but are not limited to:
- Faculty/Staff, Alumni and Community Mentorship
- Secondary Academic Advising
- Academic and Life-Skills Workshops
- Financial Advisement
- Community Service
- Cultural Awareness
- Leadership and Professional Development
- Network and Relationship Building
- Peer Mentoring
- Social Events
- Student Leadership Opportunities
IGNITE is the sister organization of Building Better Brothers (B3).