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Valerie Randolph Went From Insurance Agent to Mentor Advocating For Young Black Women in STEM

Entrepreneur Valerie Randolph has built a 30-year long career as a small-business owner in Atlanta, but found a higher calling in teaching young Black girls in the areas of STEM. According to The Renewal Project — an extension of Allstate that shares the stories of individuals and organizations problem-solving in their communities — Randolph, an Allstate agency owner, has helped dozens of young Black women prepare themselves to pursue STEM careers since 2000 as both a teacher and a mentor. Through Teens on the Move — a mentorship program that provides support to young at-risk girls in the metro area — Randolph has exposed a community of underrepresented high school girls to the skills that they’ll need to make them competitive candidates in their respective fields. As part of the program, girls not only get a chance to explore subjects like science and engineering, they also have the opportunity to visit college campuses and participate in summer internships, where Randolph says...

Njera Perkins

Mar 4, 2021