Ready and Relevant was founded by Evita Ellis to support and celebrate college-bound women of color who have faced serious challenges. Ms. Ellis is deeply committed to helping young people overcome personal difficulties and succeed.

Ready and Relevant grants scholarships for basic living supplies, and provides personal, academic, and career support services. We also connect young women with other service groups who can offer assistance.


Our Philosophy

Ready and Relevant focuses on four domains:



We help young women develop a strong sense of self and be the best they can be despite negative outside forces. Critical thinking skills are a key component of self-awareness, and these young women will be participating in planning their futures.



Ready and Relevant focuses on social integrity and the ability to successfully move through the world. Young women need this foundation to realize their own potential, form meaningful relationships, effectively receive mentoring, and collaborate with their peers.



Education is important, now and in the future. We work with young women on their high school academics, researching higher education opportunities, completing college applications, and career coaching. Ready and Relevant also grants scholarships for basic living supplies so these young women can focus on their studies.



We teach young women the importance of giving back to their communities and understanding their rights as residents of the United States. It is critical that we support our young women so that they can become leaders in their communities.

Why Us?

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