On Saturday, October 24, 2020 our Girls into Women Program visited Avalon Village in Highland Park, MI. The sustainable community just west of Woodward is a shining example of turning blight into beauty.
Our teens had a walking tour of the village with founder Shamayim "Mama Shu" Harris where she gave the history of her vision to build up the community on her block. Our girls learned about sustainable and renewable energy, social entrepreneurship, supporting women business owners and most of all why it is important to care for our communities.
In the spirit of our RWF Cares Initiative, our teens helped to pack laundry baskets full of cleaning supplies for area seniors including a special PPE kit from RWF
An important pillar of our Girls into Women Program. It is crucial to us that our teens understand the importance of being a part of positive change in our community by being of service
Our juniors and seniors got a special tour of the University of Detroit-Mercy with RWF supporter and UDM Alum Dan Kennedy from Flex n Gate. The day included presentations a special greeting from UDM President, Dr. Antoine Garibaldi, a presentation from the admissions office, dialogue with alumni and current students including RWF Alum Asia Williams, an architecture major at UDM
Thank you to the Renaissance Chapter of the Links for inviting our teens to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Ladies Who Lead Luncheon! Our girls proudly served as hostesses for this inspiring afternoon held at the Colony Club in Downtown Detroit. A special thanks to Susan L. Taylor, CEO and Founder of National CARES Mentoring Movement and Editor and Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine and Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, National President of The Links, for spending time with our girls to talk about celebrating who they are, being empowered and being “Unbought and Unbossed”! This special celebration of powerful women gave our teens an opportunity to network with some of Detroit's most influential leaders.
Our Personal Development Program pillar teaches our teen girls skills like networking, etiquette and public speaking.
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