2019 Academy Facilitators: Thank You

To all of our 2019 Academy Facilitators and Extension Workshop Instructors, SMG, Inc would like to thank you for taking the time to sow positivity into the lives of our Young Leaders. We appreciate you!

The Executive Team of
She’Matters GIRLS, Inc
#SMGalwaysMAD

Investor’s Chat & Chew Social

We’re looking for YOU!

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                March 15, 2019
CONTACT:     La Juan Hines-Rome (757) 335-6432
info@smgis4me.org

I Am More Than Enough
Investor’s Chat & Chew Social
The kickoff event to raise organization awareness
& funds for girls’ leadership programs in Hampton Roads

NORFOLK, Va. – She’Matters GIRLS (SMG), Inc. celebrates 7-years of service to girls and young women in the Hampton Roads community with a social chat and chew. The theme for our first Investor’s Chat & Chew Social is “I Matter: I am More Than Enough.” The event will be Saturday, April 26, 2019, from 5 – 7 pm at the Campestella Heights Resource Center, 1714 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23523 to help raise money for our youth empowerment programs and self-awareness Academy.

To commemorate the 7th year anniversary, our Young Leaders ages 8-18 will join us to share their experiences and growth within the organization. They will also demonstrate their community service skills and support us as attendants for the social.

“The Young Leaders of our AYLAcademy have the opportunity to develop skills that propel them to be successful members of the community and increase their self-worth and confidence. ”                 – Senece Brown Midgett,                                                                                                          Vice Chair

Each year, She’Matters GIRLS (SMG), Inc. Youth Leadership Programs serve up to 20 female young leaders in our Aspiring Young Leaders Academy (The AYLAcademy) and over 200 girls, young adults and parents at their ImPOWERful Girls Conference. These signature programs emphasize measurable gains in the social, personal and emotional propensity to encourage increases in academic rigor and overall individual attainment. This 6 month, 9 sessions afterschool academy and yearly conference improve the totality of each participant stressing the trajectory of scholarly advancement, leadership engagement, and community involvement.

About She’Matters GIRLS, Inc:
She’Matters G.I.R.L.S., Inc is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization for girls and young women ages 6 to 22 years old. The organization focus centers on teaching social poise and etiquette, enhancing leadership development and participating in civic and community outreach. The programs, training, and conferences provide girls and young women in the Hampton Roads area strategies to improve self-worth, opportunities to enhance leadership potential and engagement with community and civic outreach. SMG, Inc was founded and incorporated in 2011.

For more information about SMG, Inc., visit www.smgis4me.org or follow us on Facebook at @smgis4me or on Twitter at @SheMattersGIRLS.

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RESERVE your Seat today at –
https://forms.gle/fQ3K15AuCdhVwMWh9 

Jr. Ambassadors of The AYLAcademy

Published by La Juan Hines-RomeJanuary 28 at 11:02 PM

Our Executive Team of She’Matters GIRLS, INC. is so excited for our Young Leaders and Jr. Ambassadors of The AYLAcademy . We are excited for these Young Leaders, for their level of maturity, their growth and their desire to learn. They are taking the initiative to learn more about who they are, how to enhance their leadership potential and how they can best serve their community. They are growing and we are proud! Together they serve as the front line of the Academy, making decisions and implementing new ideas. This set of 6 are #makingAdifferencea, they are #MAD in their lives and in the lives of those around her. Congratulations to these Young Leaders for taking the first step towards #personalGrowth!
#Ahalaa #WhoopWhoop | #TogetherWeallWIN
#SMGalwaysMAD 

 The AYLAcademy

 

For more information on how you may support the Jr. Ambassador Training Sessions, contact us at officers@smgis4me.org or directly at 757-335-6432.

6th Annual ImPOWERful Girls Conference

The ImPOWERful Girls Conference
Published by La Juan Hines-RomeJanuary 23 at 11:27 PM

Details for the She’Matters GIRLS, Inc #ImPOWERfulConference is coming soon! We’re seeking male and female facilitators, entertainers, hosts, and vendors and other youth businesses and organizations interested in collaborating with us as we positively sow into the lives of our youth.

Target audience: girls and young women ages 6-22, young kings ages 10-22 and their parents, community advisors and leaders.

Stay tune for more information regarding this epic conference. #SMGalwaysMAD 

Contact us today at officers@smgis4me.org or directly at 757-335-6432

The AYLAcademy 
The Aspiring Young Leaders Academy
This Academy is currently located at James Blair Middle School, Norfolk, VA working with 5th to 8th grade female leaders. For more information about this Academy, contact us directly.

Who Am I? – The AYLAcademy Session 1

The AYLAcademy
Published by La Juan Hines-RomeOctober 21 at 9:54 PM

#TheAYLAcademy welcomes #AquasiaSneed to our Academy to discuss with our Young Leaders on the topic of Who Am I?

Aquasia, aka “Coach Q” is a Certified Personal Trainer at Hi-Definition Fit Club. She is a Navy Wife and the Owner of “Slay Your Health LLC.” For the past few years, she has not only transformed her health but she has transformed her life and her perspective of “a healthier you.” She is on a mission to encourage healthy living and living life on purpose, one person at a time. Let’s welcome Mrs. Aquasia “Coach !” Sneed to this year’s Academy with the theme of “I Am More Than Enough (IamMTE).”
#TogetherWeWIN
#Ahalaa #WhoopWhoop
#SMGalwaysMAD
She’Matters GIRLS, INC.

2018 Graduation

The AYLAcademy of Ingleside Elementary are excited to have Symone Davis as out 4th Cohort Graduation Guest Speaker. Stay tune for more information.

#Ahalaa  #WhoopWhoop

Charming Charlie

Looking for great gift ideas for your daughters, nieces, granddaughters, goddaughters, mentees/mentors, best friends or just want to shop for yourself, stop by #CharmingCharlie at MacArthur Mall on Saturday, November 25, 2017, to purchase that special gift and to meet team members of She’Matters GIRLS, Inc (SMG).

A portion of the day’s proceeds will go towards the programming and training of SMG, Inc.

So don’t forget to stop by #CharmingCharlie, make your purchases and meet the She’Matters GIRLS, Inc Administrative Team and a few of their Young Leaders.

Looking forward to seeing you there,
La Juan
CEO

The AYLAcademy NOMINATIONS – Are OPEN

The Aspiring Young Leaders Academy (The AYLAcademy) is offering its first Open House at Ingleside Elementary on September 18, 2017. You are invited to join us in hearing the fantastic things we have in store for this year’s Academy.  If your daughter is in grades 1st – 5th and enrolled in a Norfolk School, contact us to RSVP for this year’s Open House.

Nomination Packets will be available for Parents to give to their daughter’s teachers on this day! Email us today for more information at officers@smgis4me.org

Parents, you may refer your daughters by sharing this page with her teacher, counselor, dean, or school administrator. Nominations must come from the school level.  So nominate today a young lady for our Academy – 1st – 5th-grade girls are eligible.
The AYLAcademy Teacher Nomination

#SMGalwaysMAD

RECAP: The AYLAcademy, 2017

WE are so very proud of our Young Leaders of the Aspiring Young Leaders Academy (The AYLAcademy). Here’s a recap of our 2017 Academy  –

– 5 Months offering 6 Sessions | 4 Facilitators
– 42 Young Leaders Nominated (6 of which attend other Elem schools)
(1st – 5th grade female students)
– 31 Young Leaders Accepted & GRADUATED
– 15 Young Leaders received HONOR ROLL for 1st & 2nd Qtr
– 6 Young Leaders received Perfect Attendance
– 23 Mentors served as Volunteers (Students from ODU & HU)
– 3 Parent Liaisons | 1 School Liasion
– 2 Staff Members & 1 Administrative Assistant
– 3 SMG, Inc Board Members
Young Leaders WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!
#Ahalaa #WhoopWhoop
#SMGalwaysMAD
www.smgis4me.org

The AYLA Young Leaders at Now You’re Cooking Studio