“It has been four great years of non-stop laughter, learning, and love.”  – Ravynne Gilmore “The RWF has made me more diligent, competent, respectful, and strong.  I feel more confident when I walk into a room.”  – Olivia Bishop “The RWF has taught me that you don’t have to achieve success by yourself if you have people around you who will encourage you to soar way beyond the ends of the earth!” – Ochga Smith “RWF has taught me to be a better person and broadened my horizons.  I also learned to become independent.” – Kiara Moody “As I venture out of the program and explore different paths of life, I will always remember coming in as a girl and exiting a woman – a woman who has all the intentions of leaving a humongous mark on this world.” – Ravynne Gilmore “The Foundation has helped shape me throughout the five years I have been involved.  Without this experience I don’t believe I would have evolved into the person I am today. “ – Dayna White  “The RWF has become a family for which I am ever grateful and has taught me rewarding skills that will travel with me throughout my life.” – Brittany Banks

Team Bonding, Winter Adventures, College Prep & More!

 

During this winter season 40 of our teens had the opportunity to retreat at Indian Lake where they spent an amazing weekend with their mentors and directors for a time of bonding and fun. Excited for new adventures the teens embraced the cold temperatures for a day of snow mobile riding, sledding, four wheeling, ice fishing and more. Our teens also had the opportunity to developed closer relationships with their RWF family through team building, problem solving and quality time.

In addition to a fun filled weekend our teens have been hard at work while participating in a 3 month college prep program at T=Labs. Two of our students, Briana Williams and Asha Hill participated in an international case study competition in Windsor, Canada and placed 2nd in the competition.  

Our high school juniors are gearing up for the 2015 Empowerment College tour April 5-11 where they will travel to Historically Black Colleges and Universities such as, Spelman College, Florida A&M University, Tennessee State University and more. The college tour provides a first-hand look at the HBCU’s, a series of Q&A, assistance with applications and more.

If you’re interested in one of the foundations programs or would like to request more information, email us at info@rhondawalkerfoundation.org.

 

News

Instead of hosting their own children the executives at Chrysler decided to host a group of teens from the Rhonda Walker Foundation for an inside view into the world headquarters. The teens took a tour through the Chrysler Museum, visited the manufacturing floor where cars are made and spent the day interacting with top executives […]

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As part of their spotlight on Black History Month, WWJ Newsradio 950 talked to our very own history maker, Rhonda Walker. Hear Rhonda tell  how her parents motivated her to be committed to the community and start this great organization we all love. Click here for the story and to listen to the the interview.

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For the second year in a row, the RWF is proud to be a Best And Brightest Wellness Champion for our focus on the health and well-being of the RWF Teens and our community through events such as Give And Get Fit.     Click on the links below to find out more 101 Best […]

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Events

We hope to see you on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s RiverWalk along the scenic Detroit River for the FOURTH ANNUAL GIVE AND GET FIT!!! We launched GGF in 2011 as a way to focus on health and wellness through exercise. Our first year featured Yoga and Pilates, and in subsequent […]

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Every year we honor the achievements of our graduating seniors and present each of them with a scholarship to help advance their educational pursuits. Many of our teens overcame incredible odds to graduate from high school and matriculate into college. We would be honored if you would join us in saluting our teens at the 8th Annual […]

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We’re very proud to be celebrating our 10th year of empowering inner-city teen girls to become strong, confident, successful, and moral future leaders. We officially started February 2, 2003 and have been working hard ever since. To learn more about our inspiration and journey, click here to see the RWF Story or here to download the […]

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Our Mission:

To empower inner city teen girls towards becoming strong, confident, successful and moral future leaders.

Our Motto:

R - Respect Myself and Others
W - Walk with Confidence
F - Fearless and Faithful