Finding Your Power, Purpose and Presence

Posted by: Alison Austin on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

Finding your Power, Purpose and Presence, is a leadership development course that guides young college or college bound women ages 18-24 on a journey towards self-awareness. Compressed as a summer executive internship model, the life skills course will guide students through a two-week intensive study of self-reflection and workforce etiquette; followed by a five week paired, executive shadowing experience. The two-week intensive study will take place at the Doubletree Grand hotel at 1717 N. Bayshore Drive from June 14th-25th. Guest presenters will be: 1. Paulette White, Life Consultant and former Director of Operations for the Fountainbleu Hotel 2. Rabbi Jenny Skylark, JD., Author, Crisis Counselor and Healer 3. Anita MacBeth, Public School Administrator, Dancer,Certified Yoga Instructor, Aromatherapist and accomplished Jewelry Artisan 4. Valerie Crawford, Organizational and Business Coach 5. Rory Lee, Chemical Engineer and Make-up Artist to the Stars 6. Virginia Emmons-McNaught, Founder Educate Tomorrow.

After June 25th these 12 young women will be placed in an executive setting, 20 hours per week over five weeks to shadow and be mentored by an executive. Executive mentors will interview their mentees and agree on a summer work plan. Each student is expected to complete a portfolio project by the end of the summer session. Internship participants are college students 18-24 years, who are a part of Educate Tomorrow’s mentoring and developmental programs. These young women will be matched with executive woman from our local community, who have a commitment to coaching a young student through one-on-one interaction over a five week summer internship. The job shadowing experience runs July 1st – August 1st. All students will receive 3 college credits with Miami Dade College and a $1,400 stipend for their work.

Please learn more by contacting Alison Austin at 305-374-3751 or email at aaustin@educatetomorrow.org. Visit the website www.educatetomorrow.org. Below is a list of our 2014 Summer Internship Executive Coaches who have volunteered their time to share their experiences with our young women. Cecelia Guterriez-Abety Executive Director, Miami Children’s Initiative; Leigh Toney Executive Director, MDC Entrepreneurial Center; Thamara Labrouse Executive Director, Miami Workers Center; Thumiah Tutt Development Director, Miami Science Museum; Vernita Nelson, Asst City Manager, City of Miami Gardens; Carolyn N Godert, Director Community Outreach, Catalyst Miami; Lauren Cotina, Creative Director, Jefferys Group; Saliha Nelson, Vice President, Urgent Inc.; Tracey Robertson-Carter Executive Director, Cares Mentoring; Graylene Swilley Exec. Dir., Black Hospitality Initiative, Greater Miami CVB; Dr. Deborah Gracia, Chief Medical Officer, Bouriquien Community Health Clinic; Juanita Kirkland, Owner and President, Sheyes Day Care Centers of Miami.

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