PUSH Girls Academy is a high school girls mentoring and scholarship program that supports, empowers and develops young ladies to become (P)urpose-led (U)nStoppable (S)uccess-bound and (H)ope-filled so they can have the confidence to compete, succeed and soar in an ever progressing world.






















Inaugural Event Overview

The PUSH Girls Academy is a mentorship program for high school minority girls who just need that little extra “push.” It’s for the girl may otherwise not have access to a mentor because maybe she’s being raised by a single parent and needs some extra support. Or maybe her situation is that her parents have two jobs but they still struggle to expose her to the experiences that could open up to the world around her. But it’s also for the girl who may not have the opportunity to be invited to, or is able to pay the fees for other esteemed girls groups that could really impact the trajectory of her future. And finally, it’s for the girl who doesn’t see her own potential or may not believe in herself the way that she should.

What we know is that with the right opportunities, exposure, and mentorship we can impact the path of any girls’ future. We have selected 12 girls to be a part of our inaugural program. During the PUSH Girls Academy Inaugural Brunch & Runway Unveiling, you’ll get to meet them as they’re introduced to a supportive and loving community. We are committed to ensuring each girl is nurtured to develop to her greatest potential. I ask you to join me in launching this inaugural fundraising event.

Join us for: Masterpiece….A Divine Exhibition of Empowerment

Sunday, January 20, 2019
Brunch – 1:00 pm
Fashion Show begins at 2:30 pm

Omni Houston Hotel
4 Riverway, Houston, TX 77056
Houston, TX 77056

Core Curriculum

The P.U.S.H. Girls Academy aims to engage and empower teen girls with the tools and resources necessary to thrive in today’s fast-paced world. This is just a sampling of activities and topics which the girls will be exposed to during their time in the Academy. Stay tuned for pictures from our upcoming events.

  • Body, Beauty & Boys
  • Social Media Etiquette
  • Cooking Basics
  • Financial Literacy for Teens
  • College 101: Applications, Essays, & Scholarships
  • Body Language: The Importance of Nonverbal Communication
  • Leadership 101: Principals & Practices for Youth Leaders
  • Resume Writing & Interview Skills Training
  • Get Involved: The Importance of Voting, Activism & Service
  • Self-Defense Training Workshop
  • Tech Talk
  • Communication and Public Speaking
  • Community Service Hours
  • Personality Assessment
  • Spiritual Gifts Assessment

Program Opportunities

The success of a program like PUSH Girls Academy is contingent upon the support of people in the community. People like you who understand the value of passing on the knowledge and skills you have gained to the next generation. Who see a young girl’s potential and know that all she needs is a little “PUSH” to get to the next milestone in her life.

Our girls are a committed and motivated group. They understand the value of an education and just want to gain access to the tools and resources which can enable her to make all of her dreams come true. If you’re looking for a way to give back and feel called to offer your time to conduct a class/workshop or provide summer internships, then we would love to hear from you.

CleRenda McGrady, Founder

Inspirational Speaker, Host and Best Selling Author, CleRenda McGrady finds purpose in making a difference in the lives of girls and women everywhere. Recognized as one of Houston Chronicle’s 2017 “Top 10 Most Influential Philanthropists,” McGrady is a successful entrepreneur and certified life coach, inspiring people of all ages to embrace possibility and live the best version of themselves.

During the 2018 Women Who PUSH, CleRenda unveiled the launch of PUSH Girls Academy to a very receptive audience of entrepreneurs, business owners and change-makers in the Houston Community. Since then she has forged ahead with her goal to impact the lives of minority young women. If you want to learn more about her other endeavors click the button below.




















Help Us Make Her Dreams Come True!

Support our program by joining us as we work together to impact the lives of young girls in our community
with the little PUSH they need to develop into their greatest potential. No donation is too small, as you know a little can go a long way.
We welcome you in helping us to create the leaders of the future!