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teaching Black girls entrepreneurship and

empowerment through hair


About Ahead Academy

As a social enterprise of Just Gettin' Started, we are a part of a mission to bring equity, access, and opportunities to young Black people in Chicago.


At Ahead Academy, young girls engage in interactive day camps and workshops, where they gain career skills, a professional network, and a set of tools to help them thrive in their chosen profession –all while learning what is required to run a successful hair business.

Our Courses

Our interactive day camps and workshops teach girls ages 8-15 entrepreneurship and empowerment through hair.


 Collaborations & Partners 

Stay tuned for new partnerships in 2023!

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