Wednesday, October 26, 2011

When Women Take Over the Media...

Monday, October 3, 2011

Come Mingle With Us: Black Celebrity Giving Atlanta

Come join us at SHOUT! tomorrow October 4th for the Black Celebrity Giving Atlanta Meet Up
The purpose of the meet up is  "to meet, network, and mingle with local non-profits in the Atlanta area . Learn more about Black Celebrity Giving: our mission, our goals and what we want to do help nonprofits all over the world."

To RSVP click HERE

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In Case You Missed it...Freshman 101

About a week ago we held a Twitter Chat for our twitter followers called "She is Me Freshman 15". We gave 15 tips that will be helpful to college freshman. Check them out below!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Meet Shalee Forney..She's Pretty Smart!

For the longest women and girls have had to convince society that we CAN be both intelligent and beautiful. That is exactly why The She is Me Program, Inc™ has launched the
Pretty Smart Campaign™.

Meet Shalee Forney...

SIMP: During your time at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, what is one of the biggest lessons your learned about college?
SF: One of the biggest lessons I learned about college while being at UNC-G was the value of diversity. Looking around and seeing a very diverse community made you appreciate life more. Some of us are used to being confined within our own communities, but college allows you to broaden your horizons. I learned that the world is not black and white, but multicolored. It has became something that I have grown to appreciate. I can say that it prepared me for the real world.

SIMP: Tell us about the work you do with Project Tomorrow?
SF: Project Tomorrow will consist of preparing young people for a tomorrow by instilling HOPE for a tomorrow. Some have grown to believe in having to become a product of their environments and do not believe in a tomorrow. My goal is to give them something to look forward to and to encourage them to believe in a tomorrow. Whether we are here or not, tomorrow will come. By doing so, there will be an encouragement for education, intense mentoring, volunteering, "after-high school" programs, and work related training. Things that will give young people courage and ways to look forward for tomorrow and how to prepare for their future.

SIMP: What do you think makes young women "Pretty Smart"?
SF: I think the inner-man or in this case, the inner -"woman" makes a woman pretty smart. Being a beautiful person on the inside first and having a heart to serve and help others. Also, having a drive and motivation to pursue anything that you set your mind to.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Atlanta Freshman 101 Workshop

Join us for our FREE Freshman 101 Workshop!

The Freshman 101 Workshop is designed to prepare young women who are High School Juniors and Seniors for their fresman year of College.

Young women will learn the "Top 20 things Every Girl Should Know: Before Going to College".
Some of the workshop topics include:

1. Money Management
2. Internships
3. Study Skills
4. Majors
5. College/Campus Safety

Saturday June 4th 11:00 AM-1:00PM

Where will the workshop be?

Buckhead Branch Library
269 Buckhead Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

This worshop is FREE, however you are more than welcome to make a tax deductable dontation.

Registration deadlinine is May 27th. Seats are limited to only 25 participants.
Questions? Email us at

Click HERE to register.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lets' Move!

Beyonce has joined our first Lady Michelle Obama in promoting the "Let's Move" get us Movin' Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let's Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping kids become more physically active.

"The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake."- First Lady Michelle Obama at the Let’s Move! launch on February 9, 2010

Sunday, April 10, 2011

SEM Link hosts 4th Annual STEM Career Fair & Exhibition to Expose Youth to STEM at Georgia Tech

Calling all teens!!

Do you have an interest for Science, Engineering, and/or Mathematics? Then this event is definitely something you should be at!On Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 10:00am- 2:00 pm at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) Science, Engineering and Mathematics Link Inc (SEM Link) will host its 4th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Career Fair and Exhibition. This event will provide K-12 students with an opportunity to explore careers and meet and interact with professionals in these fields. Georgia Tech’s Student Center Ballroom is located at 350 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA. This event is free and open to the public; however you must pre-register at . For more information you can contact Ms. Tokiwa T. Smith, Executive Director and Founder, by e-mail at tokiwa.smith [at] semsuccess [dot] org.

About SEM Link:
SEM Link is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia, that promotes student achievement and career exploration in math and science for K-12 students by connecting them with individuals with backgrounds in science, engineering and mathematics. SEM Link has a two-core program model, Experimental Design Program and Math and Science Career Academy, that provide students with opportunities to develop their math and science skills by enhancing the classroom learning experience and teaching them skills that are transferable to other areas of life. Since its inception SEM Link has enhanced educational experiences for over 1000 Metro Atlanta youth through hands on math and science activities, career exploration and exposure to real world applications of math and science.  In January 2010, SEM Link expanded its programs to the Bay Area to enhance the educational experiences for Bay Area youth.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Personal Growth Atlanta High School Tour

Here at The She is Me Program we strive to empower young women through positive role models, an Nicole Garner of The Garner Circle PR is doing just that. During the month of February-Black History Month- The Garner Circle PR along with Mega Growth will presents The “Personal Growth High School Series” to promote financial and professional independence, as well as tools to build character and self-esteem. The premise of this high school lecture series is founded upon honoring the past by preparing the present for their future. “It is critical to invest in the lives and ambitions of our youth; especially, during the economic changes our country is undergoing,” says Garner. Mega Growth Beauty Brand Ambassadors and Nicole Garner, Founder of The Garner Circle PR, are proud to be leaders in this community outreach initiative.

Personal Growth Series Dates & Location:

Hapeville Charter High School – February 8, 2011

Millergrove High School- February 15, 2011

Tri Cities High School – February 22, 2011

Columbia High School – February 28, 2011


Kiana and "A Day in Her Shoes" With The Garner Circle PR

A Day in the Life w. Garner Circle PR

Written by Kiana



Over the past months I’ve been looking for a mentorship program to inspire me to perservere to meet all my goals and better my future. What are my goals?
My short term goals are:
  1. Have a talent agent by the time I graduate
  2. to appear as a an extra or more on television or film by the time I am 18
  3. work in the entertainment industry- Public Relations, manage, produce, songwrite
  4. become a household name and well respected actor & singer
  5. become one of the top 10 teen performers in Atlanta
It seems like now-a-days I live in a generation where everyone goes about their business & feels it’s necessary to go out and get “yours” because no one else will do it for you. I totally agree. Achieving by yourself gives success much more worth in the long run. But sometimes you need a strong base of people that will expect & encourage the best in you. I found a place that will give me that “push”. The She in Me Program™, founded by Miss Bessie A. Winn- Afeku was introduced to me by Miss Leslie Young A mentor and contact of mine, Miss Leslie & Miss Bessie introduced me to an opportunity to shadow Nicole Garner, CEO of The Garner Circle PR. The opportunity was extended to me and I was put to work! The art of networking is amazing I tell you!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Are You a Passionate Youth Leader Committed to Service?

Then this post is for you! 

generationOn is looking for young people between the ages of 13-18 who are interested in partnering with other youth from around the country who are passionate about making a difference. Council members will be required to demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteerism, philanthropy and generationOn’s mission, which is “to inspire, equip, and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through service.”  Members will also be encouraged to represent generationOn at conferences and special events. 

Students interested in applying should be enrolled in middle or high school (6th – 11th grade), live in the United States and be available to travel March 18-22 (all expenses paid). Community, youth, and faith-based organizations and educators are invited to encourage youth who are interested in applying to fill out an online application which can be found at The 2011 Youth Advisory Council members will be announced in late February, 2011.

About generationOn
generationOn is the global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world.  As the new youth division of Points of Light Institute, its mission is to inspire, equip, and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through service.  generationOn has brought the nation’s leading youth service organizations and programs under one umbrella including New York-based Children for Children, The League, Learning to Give, Points of Light’s KidsCare Clubs, HandsOn Schools and HandsOn Network’s youth-driven programs.  By partnering with teachers, parents, schools, community organizations and businesses, generationOn gives kids the opportunity to see firsthand the issues in their communities and the tools and resources they need to respond and become part of the solution. 

About Points of Light Institute
Points of Light Institute inspires, equips and mobilizes people to take action that changes the world. The Institute has a global focus to redefine volunteerism and civic engagement for the 21st century, putting people at the center of community problem solving. Points of Light Institute operates three dynamic business units that share the mission: HandsOn Network, MissionFish and the Civic Incubator, which includes generationOn and AmeriCorps Alums. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Finding the Right College for You

Finding the right College to attend is a very important decision, and a very hard one. Here are just a few things to consider:

1. Take time to identify who you are before you start to pick individual colleges
2. What make to school you want to go to unique?
3. If you have a disability, will this college/university cater to your needs?
4. What is the average student teacher ratio?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Really MTV?

First is was "16 And Pregnant". Now "Skins" ? So where do you draw line when it comes to promoting promiscuity in young people? Or maybe you don't.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Atlanta Girlz Fest..Coming Fall 2011

ATLANTA Girlz Fest

..a she is me program experience!