OVER 150 VOLUNTEERS CAME OUT TO SUPPORT NEARLY 400 GIRLS. We got to place 4-5 girls to 1-2 mentors to chat about life, career, passions, and anything else that came to heart.
BUT IN ALL HONESTY, THE GIRLS TOOK IT AWAY ON THE FASHION SHOW—hosted by Ms. Puckett!!
This was so amazing. I am still processing the beautiful moments—from subtle to grand. I hope that all ya’ll were blessed as much as me! The day went by so fast, and I want to thank you ALL for being on board from start to finish. From the time delay, to the change of plans in assignment processes—honestly you are all angels for being so cooperative and willing. I know many of us were crying inside and out throughout the entire even, our girls are so beautiful. I hope we all stay inspired to bless our young generation, but also learn from our young ladies. I know that a lot of us were talking about how we felt more blessed than anything.
I have been getting an overwhelming amount of positive response and praise. But I just want to take this time to RECOGNIZE THE SQUAADDDD. Dr. Harris for allowing us space and vision. Ms. Puckett threw the fantastic fashion show that killed the assembly. She helped build the connections with Ms. McAfee who set up the stage and sign. We had Mr. Clarke, making sure everything was in place. Mr. Baslee for setting up the BEAUTIFUL decorations. Ms. Watkins and other women staff spreading the word.
Then we had our amazing Huneycut who was on the one’s and two’s.
Celina Rodriguez slaying on the makeup for our young girls.
I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT THIS WAS A TEAM WIDE EFFORT. A true partnership with the school. Volunteer based, all love, no ego, women centric (with some male allies). It takes a village to raise our kids. I hope that we walk away seeing that the education of our youth is not siloed in school resources or school walls, but it takes a community effort for our youth to have access to the quality learning and becoming that they deserve. I hope that this is our steps towards re-imagining our public schools and public spaces—they belong to the community, for the community. Thus, the community must stay involved to guard the space from complacency and unproductive bureaucracy.
Though I did not get to meet you all, know that your presence was felt through the good work we all gave this day.