Brittany Rhodes is the founder of Black Girl MATHgic, a monthly subscription box service designed to increase math confidence in girls. Every month, subscribers get a box containing a math lesson, items to make learning tangible and fan, a profile of a Black female mathematician, and an affirmation to boost self-confidence.
Having taught mathematics for a number of years, Rhodes noticed that Black girls struggled to catch up and so she developed an app to help close the gap. She created Black Girl MATHgic to teach young girls in 3rd grade-8th grade to fall in love with math and also help them overcome math anxiety. Her initiative appears to be attracting the attention of more organizations that are committing more funds to assist her to expand her movement. Rhodes this month became a recipient of American Express’s “100 for 100” program established to invest in the future of Black women entrepreneurs in the U.S. She received $25,000 from the program to expand the capacity of her Balck Girl MATHgic initiative.