African American Female Excellence
African American Female Excellence (AAFE) is the first district-wide initiative in the nation of it’s kind. AAFE makes OUSD the first school district ever to focus on the specific upliftment and support of Black girls as a city-wide strategy. Part of OUSD’s Office of Equity, AAFE currently serves over 300 girls in multiple Elementary, Middle & High Schools across Oakland.
AAFE provides daily Black girl-centered classes & weekly girls groups, which are integrated into the core-school day, in addition to providing city-wide programs and events. AAFE is actively revolutionizing the way public educational institutions serve Black students in Oakland.
As we have launched into 2023 we wanted to share a look into some of the good things AAFE has accomplished so far. We are so proud of our students and teachers who make AAFE shine!
“AAFE extends a huge thank you to all our students, families, staff and especially teachers for going above and beyond to ensure opportunities & enrichment are accessible to our young Queens.
Thank you for your support of AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE EXCELLENCE! ASE!!!” AAFE has had an incredible journey so far and we are excited for all that is to come!
–Queen Iminah & AAFE Staff