"Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve"- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Updated: May 18, 2019
Many people ask me how do I manage to be a mom, entrepreneur, have a social life, and serve?
We make time for the things that are important to us. All of the aforementioned are important to me. I receive something from the action of serving. The key is to identify your passion and purpose. Once you identify your passion and purpose.. you are free. Do the things you want to do!
I love spending time with youth. Young folks energize, inspire, and give me hope.
I do not like socioeconomic disparity. I volunteer my time to empower people with information that will help them to make more informed financial decisions. I knock on doors for candidates that a believe have a similar moral compass and competence to advocate for the people they wish to serve.
When I was in Kindergarten I had a reading buddy from the 5th grade. We would go into a reading tent once a week and read whatever book I choose. I was the ONLY black child in my Kindergarten class. I did not have friends at school. This readying buddy/mentor was kind, consistent, and modeled positive behavior. I knew that when I got to fifth grade, I wanted to have the same impact on a younger student. Perhaps this is when the seed was planted.
National October 2016-Present
Facilitator/Speaker- South Florida Industry Day Dillard H.S.
Partnered with Powerorg Math and Space Lab to deliver and develop 8 session youth financial literacy program.
Legislative Committee Member- Blog talk radio host, volunteered on behalf of NABWIC to support member campaign.
Detroit Area October 2016- Present
President 2019- Present
Member- recruited financial members, organized content for general membership meetings, assisted in bringing business development resources to membership, increased awareness and visibility of NABWIC in the Detroit Area.
Youth for Global Health and Social Justice (Dakar, Senegal)
Facilitate financial literacy curriculum to students. Participate in advocacy of clean water and sanitation as a human right.
Executive Board Member 2017-Present
Serve as corresponding secretary, coordinate and raise funds for Annual Black Friday Scholarship Boot-camp. Develop relationships with educational institutions and other
nonprofits to continue to expand reach of organization.
Boy Scouts of America
Committee Chair 2013-2016
Organize and plan pack meetings and curriculum. Recruit leadership and scouts. Ensure compliance with Great Lake Field Council operations standards.
Mentor at risk teen girls, chaperone trips, community service.
Intake, interviewing, on-boarding of new mentors and volunteers..
Intake, interviewing, on-boarding of new mentors and volunteers.
Southern Oakland County NAACP
Executive Board Member 2010-2012
Served as Secretary, membership chair, youth chair