Tuesday, April 27, 2010

We Had a Blast in Washington, D.C.!

(Founder/Executive Director Bessie Winn-Afeku, and D.C. Coordinators Nikita Mitchell and Breyuna Williams)

Many thanks to our D.C. Coordinators for helping us put on a successful event. The teens left our seminar educated, inspired, and empowered about pursuing a career in the field of media and journalism and going to college.
Thank you to our wonderful guest panelist who provided excellent information and advice to our teens:

Shira Toeplitz :: Politics Staff Writer for The Roll Call
DeShuna Spencer :: EmPowernewsmag.com
Whitney Teal :: Co-Founder of UptownLiterati.com
Women's Rights Blogger at Change.org
Mia Hall and
Charreah Jackson.
Stay tuned for our pictures from the event and video clips!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Interested in the Field of Communications? Here is a Scholarship Opportunity!

The Ryan Cameron Foundation Scholarship

The Ryan Cameron Scholarship is formally regarded as the Phyllis E. Parker scholarship in honor of a dear friend who played an integral role in Atlanta becoming what it is in the entertainment world. We honor Phyllis by assisting others in making their own footprint in entertainment.

Application Requirements:

Must be a high school senior.

Must be pursuing a college degree in communications.

Must be typed.

Please submit acceptance letters from schools as you received them.

Application Process:

In 200 words or less please submit an essay on why you are looking to study and enter the communications profession. Also elaborate on how this scholarship would make a difference for you. Attached must be a copy of your high school transcript.
For more information please and to apply please visit http://www.ryancameron.org

April 22. 2010: National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

"Designed to be more than a career day, the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® program goes beyond the average “shadow” an adult. Exposing girls and boys to what a parent or mentor in their lives does during the work day is important, but showing them the value of their education, helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life, and providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future and begin steps toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment is key to their achieving success. Each year, we develop new interactive activities and partnerships that will assist us in taking girls and boys to the future they dream of. "
"There is no such thing as a too wild dream, too big a hope, too fantastic a wish, too hard a goal."

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Peek into the She is Me Career Media/Journalism Seminar in Washington D.C. Part III

Meet Charreah Jackson!
From working with ESSENCE.com to profiling news makers like Spike Lee and Sarah Jessica Parker, Ms. Jackson will bring her experience, wisdom, and lessons from her journey to share as one of our panelist on April 24th !

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Video: Girls and Self Esteem

Check out this video presented by The Dove Self Esteem Fund that show how young women are bombarded with images in the media that "tell" young women what they should look like.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Peek into the She is Me Career Media/Journalism Seminar in Washington D.C: Part II

Meet Whitney Teal. A graduate from Howard University, Whitney is the Co-Founder UptownLiterati.com. Whitney is one of our expert panelist at our Career Seminar on April 24, 2010 at George Washington University. She and other successful women will be giving advice and tips to teen girls who are interested in jobs in the field of Media and Journalism.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

College Tip Of the Month: Summer School

There is nothing wrong with going to Summer school…at all. While you are in school during the semester you will probably think to yourself, “I can’t wait until the summer do I can just chill..”. But that may not always be the best thing for you. Sometimes taking a semester break may throw you off a bit when you do return to school the following semester. You can still go to summer school and you don’t have to take a full load of classes. Even if you take just one class, it’s still better than nothing. If you are really certain that taking an entire semester is something you need to do, consider doing an internship, working a job that is related to your major, or even ding some volunteer work during the summer. Whatever it is that you decide to do make sure you keep your self busy.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Peek into the She is Me Career Media/Journalism Seminar in Washington D.C....

Meet Mia Hall one of our panelist at our upcoming Seminar for Teens interested in a career in the field of Journalism and Media in Washington, D.C. on April 24th.
Mia Hall holds a bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. She currently works in the marketing and creative department for one of the nations top television networks TLC!