Sunday, July 28, 2013

MOLDING OF GENERATION DIVAS - Saturday August 3, 2013 "BACK TO SCHOOL BASH"

FREE program sponsored by Partners For Youth. Molding of Generation Divas Program - educating and motivating both mothers and teen girls! Thanks to supporters and donors of Sisters Road To Freedom, Inc. for your kind contributions to make our BACK TO SCHOOL BASH a huge success! 


Exciting program lined up: 
ETIQUETTE (Appropriate undergarments to wear with certain outfits, Bra fittings, Hygiene issues (how to properly dispose of feminine products at home, school, church, mall).

HAIR CARE (Khandra of TKO Hair Studio) 

NUTRITION AND FITNESS (Coach Bob Kozachik, Physical Fitness Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Bluegrass Warhorses Indoor Football Team will be leading the physical activities) 

*Nutritious Lunch and Snacks will be served! *

*Special Performance by Rapper/Poet/Community Activist, Devine Carama from his latest CD, "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND"

*Lots of Prizes*

*** BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND
 SCHOOL BACKPACKS*** 

Please pre-register at sistersroadtofreedom@twc.com

Monday, July 22, 2013

Women Pursuing Higher Education - Options Available

Greetings!

I have received several comments from you regarding the inspiring blog I wrote, "Women Empowering Themselves Through Higher Education" on July 21, 2013.
I also received an email from Joshua John, the Community Relations Manager for MBA@UNC, the online MBA program offered from the University of North Carolina-Chapel-Chapel Hill thanking me for referencing the resource.  Mr. John wanted to make sure that women are aware of the online MBA program offered at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  
I have added a link to the program site.  This program may offer exactly what you need in pursuing higher education, while working a full time job and raising a family.

Here is the link to the original resource at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill:

Ta ta,
Therese from Belize

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Women Empowering Themselves Through Higher Education

According to 2012 statistics, women pursuing MBA’s are at an all-time high – they make up 1/3 of all MBA candidates.
In an article published in Forbes magazine, according to Angie Chang (Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) & Harrison Kratz (Community Manager, MBA@UNC), in 2012, women continue to leave their mark in business in industries around the world. Not only are women starting companies at 1.5 times the national average, women are also excelling in the classroom at record numbers; women now hold more bachelors and graduate degrees than men.
Rather than having the conversation of having women in the workplace, the conversation has evolved into having women lead teams, companies, and ultimately drive results across the boards.

As I read this article, I am reminded of a wonderful, inspiring woman, Mrs. Fanny Jackson Coppin. Mrs. Jackson Coppin was as a teacher, principal, lecturer, missionary to Africa, and warrior against the most cruel oppression.  Born a slave in the nation’s capital, the child Fanny was purchased by an aunt. Another aunt took the little girl in, but Fanny had to go out and work as a domestic, getting schooling whenever she could. By age fourteen, she was supporting herself in Newport, Rhode Island, and struggling for education. “It was in me,” she wrote years later, “to get an education and to teach my people. This idea was deep in my soul.” She attended Rhode Island State Normal School and then Oberlin College, where her achievements were amazing. She was the first black person chosen to be a pupil-teacher there. In her senior year, she organized evening classes to teach freedmen.
After her graduation in 1865, Fanny Jackson was appointed to the Institute for Colored Youth, a Quaker school in Philadelphia. Within four years, she became head principal, from which position she influenced two generations of young people. In a letter to Frederick Douglass in 1876, she explained her commitment: “I feel sometimes like a person to whom in childhood was entrusted some sacred flame…This is the desire to see my race lifted out of the mire of ignorance, weakness and degradation; no longer to sit in obscure corners and devour the scraps of knowledge which his superiors flung at him. I want to see him crowned with strength and dignity; adorned with the enduring grace of intellectual attainments.”
Her school was centered on this dream. She expanded the curriculum to include an Industrial Department, established a Women’s Industrial Exchange to display the mechanical and artistic works of young women, and founded a Home for Girls and Young Women to house workers from out of town. Moreover, she persuaded employers to hire her pupils in capacities that would utilize their education.
In 1881, she married Rev. Levi J. Coppin, a prominent A.M.E. minister, and together they were a driving force in Black America. She continued her work at the school but added missionary work to her interests. Mrs. Coppin retired from her beloved school in 1902 at age 65 and began a new career. She accompanied her husband, now a bishop, to Cape Town, South Africa, where she was an effective missionary, counseling African women. She returned to Philadelphia in 1907, broken in health but not in spirit. In her last years, she completed her autobiography, Reminiscences of School Life, which remains a record of a remarkable life. Fanny Jackson Coppin died in 1913 at age 76. Perhaps her greatest accomplishment was her influence on her students. She prodded them toward excellence. She made them dream. She made them become more than they ever thought they could. Frances (Fanny) Marion Jackson Coppin was, indeed, a model of academic excellence—both in her life and in the heritage that she has bequeathed to those who followed.

Keep achieving because with GOD all things are possible and you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. 

Blessings in Christ,
Therese from Belize 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"Divas Tea Party" on Saturday, July 20, 2013

Molding Of Generation Divas presents, "Divas Tea Party" on Saturday, July 20, 2013. This program is for teen girls ages 10 to 18 years old and women. 

Mrs. Felicia Grundy will be teaching the girls how  to behave around the dinner table, what utensils to use and how to set the table.  

Ms. Bobbie Jackson will be teaching the girls how to properly care for their faces

TKO Hair Studios will be teaching the girls how to care for their hair at home and still get that salon look







WHEN:      Saturday July 20, 2013
TIME:        11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
WHERE:    Lexington Public Library, Central Branch
                   140 East Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 
COST:        FREE
CHECK-IN AND LUNCH AT 11:30 A.M. 
Nutritious Lunch and Snacks will be served.  Lots of prizes!  The girls will be able to strike a diva pose and get a cool picture frame with their pictures! 

Contact: Dawn.ang@twc.com to register.  


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