Every year for my Birthday I look to not just celebrate it but to give back. In 2012 I started The Go Getta Mix and Mingle and I decided to carry on the name to create a great event. This year I celebrated my Birthday with The Go Getta Mix and Mingle Saluting Ten Talented women who are true Go Getta Girls in my eyes. What I love most about this event is that a portion of the proceeds to the event goes to a scholarship I created in 2009 called The Go Getta Scholarship. This year event was one for the books and I know it can only get bigger and better!
I had the opportunity to host the event “Are You Scared To Buck” Dance Competition sponsored by Buffalo All Star Extreme at Hutch Tech high school. This event was a combination of dance teams and some step teams. The competition was so good that I was so happy I was the host and not the judges.
Checkout some of the pictures and videos below to see how great the competition was!
This group of young men were so cute. They did such a great job.
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I had the great opportunity to serve as a panelist for Buffalo State College “Ladies Who Brunch” Brunch hosted by the Fashion Student Association. This event was so beautiful and truly a delight to be apart of.
I had the blessed opportunity to share my love and idea of why it is so important to “Be A Go Getta” on the platform of TedxYouth@Buffalo. It was truly a honor to be one of the phenomenal speakers to share.
TEDxYouth@Buffalo encourages and facilitates the unleashing of powerful ideas and concepts that can change the world.
TEDxYouth@Buffalo brings together innovators, explorers and teachers and seeks to illuminate, inspire and activate them to encourage conversation, collaboration and action. Together with our community and corporate partners, we work to provide Western New York’s youth with a forum that encourages and facilitates the unleashing of powerful ideas and concepts that can change the world.
TEDxYouth@Buffalo is part of a series of live and live-streamed events organized in Buffalo, under license from TED and under the TEDxBuffalo umbrella.
Check out my video as I presented on why one should “Be A Go Getta”
I had the great opportunity and honor to host the CAO Youth Power Summit. The event was a packed out event and the highlight of my day was introducing Eric Thomas The HipHopPreacher.
While he spoke the room was so silent you could hear a pin drop. I believe every person that came to the event was truly transformed.
Check Out The Video Of Eric Thomas Live In Buffalo NY!
I am so excited to have the honor to host this event. Eric Thomas has become my virtual mentor and I really look forward to hearing him speak. So……
The Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc. (CAO) Presents the “Youth Power Summit & Mentor Forum” featuring:
National Motivational Speaker, Educator, Author, Activist and Minister Eric Thomas aka “ET The Hip Hop Preacher” will be in Buffalo Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Bennett High School 2885 Main Street. Doors open at 11am and
Join the CAO for TWO powerful workshop presentations by ET:
Youth Power Summit for youth and young adults ages 13 and Up with music, door prizes and more, hosted by:
WBLK/WDKX Radio Personality, Adri V with Music by DJ Kholes
Mentor Forum For Parents, Educators, Coaches, Youth Organization Leaders and all other Caring Adults!
Admission is Absolutely FREE but Pre-Registration is Required.
Back to back excitement happened today not only did I meet Marshawn Evans but before the program started I had the chance introduce the creator and founder of the wonderful organization I am apart of, Women In The Spotlight GoinGlobal founder Ms. Michel Barron.
If you are not familiar with the organization let me share.
Women In the Spotlight Goinglobal, Inc. (WITSGG) is a networking group designed to “spotlight” empower, educate, and inspire women to be the architects of change. Our mission is simple – we are dedicated to connecting, creating opportunities and providing women with the tools necessary for professional development and personal growth.
Membership in Women In the Spotlight GoinGlobal is an opportunity to
create, build and foster relationships with women from all backgrounds
across the world. The mission is to connect, create opportunities and
provide women with the tools necessary for professional development and
For more information visit www.womeninthespotlightgoinglobal.com
Today I had the great opportunity to participate in the Marshawn Evans Speak 4 Pay seminar powered by Women In The Spotlight GoinGlobal. I was truly empowered and enlighten by the information shared with us today from Marshawn Evans. She not only informed us of what we were doing wrong in pursuit of developing a speaking career but she shared with us best practice and on what we should be doing next.
If you do not know who Marshawn Evans is please go check her out at www.marshawnevans.com you will thank me later!
I had the great opportunity to host the Youth Summit for the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. which is comprised of 43 Black, Hispanic, and Asian state legislators from districts across the state.
The guest speaker Gabrielle J Williams shared her insight on entrepreneurship and being a young “Go Getta” and the importance of knowing your unique selling value. Not only was the youth motivated and moved but so was adults. After the guest speaker was the talent show. Every youth that performed was so talented and it was truly hard to pick a winner.
Check out some of the pics from the summit. Enjoy!