Guest Reader (virtual) for Lake City/Olanta Head Start, Lake City and Olanta, South Carolina

Thank you Ms. Catherma Simon, Center Manager, Ms. Barbara Cooper, Education Coordinator and your Team, Book Drive Chairpersons (Ms. Liza Graham, Ms. Tammara Fulmore and Ms. Diane Burgess) for inviting me to be a gueat reader to your students! 

Dr. Seuss is held annually on March 2nd, it is a holiday that celebrates the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel – otherwise known by the pen name by which he authored children's books: Dr. Seuss. During the 1990s, the National Education Association advocated for a day to celebrate reading all over the United States. I'm excited and looking forward to meeting the students!

Roosevelt High School, Washington, DC

I was happy to have created an interview skit with my friend Ali to assist kids with DOs and DON'Ts  of interviewing for Bestfriends Foundation. Thank you to the students and teachers at Roosevelt High School, in DC, for hosting me tonight as I speak about interview techniques and tips for the Bestfriends Foundation 🥰✨

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Black History Month Human Trafficking Webinar Wednesday

I will be moderating the Youth Panel on Human Trafficking and Survivors.  It was such an honor to share the stage with our panelists and speak truth to power.  Can you believe thanks to technology, I was able to be present in three states today (SC, VA and DC)!

Guest speaker (virtual) for Black History Month at Panther Academy in Lake City, South Carolina

Panther Academy is an alternative education placement. They include 3 academies: PRIDE, RESET, and CHOICE and serves students in grade kindergarten through 12th grade.

Thank you to the students and teachers of Panthers Academy in Lake City, SC for having me be their speaker to round out Black History Month and allowing me to pay homage to my family and my journey.  Thank you Ms. Teresa Burgess for inviting me to serve as the guest speaker and thank you Ms. Shareara Britton Brown for recommending me; it is always an honor to be a voice for the voiceless and to share my story. I hope something I say and share will resonate with my audience and make a difference.  "Help others to see themselves better than they are until they believe." ATGW

What I love about virtual life is that in any given day I can be in 2 places at once.  Today I’ve been in South Carolina, Virginia & DC ☺️

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Virginia Board of Counseling - Qualified Mental Health Profession Certification

Super excited! Options are always welcome when you live in the DMV! Just received my QMHP license to practice in Virginia, in addition to my license to practice in DC as a Psych Associate. Happy Valentines Day!

Living my best life and loving it!!! Thank God!

Luke 12:48: To whom much is given, much will be required.

Black History Month Webinar Wednesdays on Human Trafficking Presentation.

Happening this month for FAIR Girls, in honor of Black History Month.  I will be co-facilitating the Adultification of Black Girls on February 10th at 1:00pm and moderating the youth panel onFebruary 24th.  Please join us for this next Webinar Wednesday series and register using the link below:   

Thank you for joining us!

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Black History Month Webinar Wednesdays on Human Trafficking.

Happening this month for FAIR Girls, in honor of Black History Month. I will be co-facilitating the Adultification of Black Girls on February 10th at 1:00pm and moderating the youth panel on February 24th.  Please join us for this next Webinar Wednesday series and register using the link below:

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P31 Girls Monthly Book Club Meeting

Discussion of "I Am Malala"

Human Trafficking Training 101 for Educators and leaders across Nationwide.

Great night spreading awareness and education about Human Trafficking on the nationwide call with Pollins & Assoc & Fair Girls. 💙 thank you to all of the educators who attended!

Stay tuned for the flyer of our Black History Month Webinars. I will be coleading the Adultification of Black Girls & moderating our youth panel.

#nationalhumantraffickingmonth #demandanend #fairgirls

Mental Health/Self Kare Summit

I'm so excited to be joining @Karolyn.Martin and other titleholders, & wellness professionals for this event on 9 Jan 2021 at 10am. Registration is OPEN: Don't miss this opportunity to learn more and Make 2021 your BEST year yet!

Yoga Classes with p31 girls 2021 (monthly meeting/classes)

What a great way to kick-off 2021 with yoga classes with my p31 girls.  Today's class was challenging but motivating and fun! 

Operation PEACE 14th Annual Toy Drive

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 21, 2020) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Pediatric Inpatient Ward welcomed Operation PEACE on Dec. 21.
Ensign Andolyn Medina, event founder, stopped by the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Hematology/Oncology Wards to gift children with Christmas presents before the holidays. This is the 14th annual Operation PEACE (Peer Empowerment and Community Engagement).
Medina, whose parents are both retired naval officers, was a patient in the Pediatrics Department when she was 8-years-old and said she missed out on a lot of holiday traditions with her family. When Medina recovered, she spoke with her mom about how she could give back.
“I realized how important it would be to give Christmas cheers to the children because I know firsthand what it feels like to be hospitalized during a holiday you look forward to,” Medina said. “Usually, Operation PEACE would consist of my pageant sisters joining us to give presents but because of COVID-19, we wanted to do things safer this year.”
Medina competed in junior beauty pageants and used her network of pageant competitors to start the holiday visit tradition to include many former Miss Virginias. Medina is a former Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen and Preteen and a prior Miss Virginia local titleholder. She has volunteered as an American Red Cross volunteer on the Hematology/Oncology Wards as well as completed an internship alongside Chris Brogan, NMCP’s child life specialist.
“For this year and every year moving forward, we want to dedicate Operation PEACE to Kaylyn Garrett,” Medina said. Garret, a former gift recipient, met Medina during the 2019 Operation PEACE visit. “She touched our hearts so much that we want to honor her legacy.”
As the U.S. Navy's oldest, continuously-operating military hospital since 1830, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth proudly serves past and present military members and their families. The nationally-acclaimed, state-of-the-art medical center, along with the area's 10 branch health and TRICARE Prime Clinics, provide care for the Hampton Roads area. The medical center also supports premier research and teaching programs designed to prepare new doctors, nurses and hospital corpsman for future roles in healing and wellness.

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