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  • Comments Off on Vlog Time: Do we really need women’s history month?

women’s history month is coming to an end.  we have been hearing all this talk from sheryl sandberg about girls/women making sure we are sitting ‘at the table’ with men. beyonce telling others to bow down!

is having a month (a mere 31 days) focused on women too small time & not ballsy enough?

what do you think? here’s what i have to say…

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  • Comments Off on Sage’s Rage: NickMom Series It’s Kymplicated! by Comedienne Kym Whitley

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when i heard about nickmom i thought this is BRILLIANT!  

nickmom, is nickelodeon’s online and tv destination for all things ‘motherfunny’ as they call it. 

i’m really looking forward to the new short series ‘it’s kymplicated!’ by kym whitley produced by ducksworth productions.
check out this episode, “Cookie Momster”

there’s nothing better than taking a few minutes for an lol break…

mom’s you deserve it!

http://www.nickmom.com/videos/kymplicated-cookie-monster/

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  • Comments Off on Hot Off The Press: Got Water? Celebrate World Water Day March 22nd

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i LOVE water. i love the beach, i love sailing, i love drinking water!  

everything about water makes we feel at peace and go with the flow of life.  

imagine if you didn’t have easy access to water to bathe, drink or grow food…  

because soo many people throughout the world don’t have the luxury of access to water, the United Nations established March 22nd as world water day.

why should you care? i learned so much about this issue from one of my favorite blogs, check out the post here:

http://www.connectwithyourteens.net/2013/03/world-water-day-water-is-just-beginning.html

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  • Comments Off on Hot Off The Press: Black Girls Rock! Applications for Summer Camp Due April 19th

i luv Black Girls Rock! Inc.  this organization is doing amazing work with girls to build their leadership skills.  check out this opportunity to apply for their summer camp program.

 

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2013 BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 

QUEENS CAMP FOR LEADERSHIP AND EXCELLENCE

In the summer of 2011, Beverly Bond, the Founder and Executive Director of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, launched the inaugural BLACK GIRLS ROCK! QUEENS CAMP FOR LEADERSHIP & EXCELLENCE in response to the overwhelming demand to expand our youth mentoring programs across the globe. 

The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Queens Camp is now in its third year and we are looking forward to welcoming 30 new dynamic young women from diverse economic, social and geographical backgrounds. Past participants have come from various cities around the US as well as countries across the world including: South Africa, Japan, Liberia and Jamaica. Through a series of dynamic programs and art workshops  BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Queens Camp encourages strong life skills, cultural investigation, critical thinking, positive identity development and active leadership for young women of color.

Please note that all applications MUST be postmarked/e-mailed by April 19, 2013. If you have any questions about the application process, please e-mail queenscamp@blackgirlsrock.org. You may download the application here.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:    
 Adventure Activities:
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Orienteering
  • Overnight campout
  • Talent Show

Art based Workshops/Activities

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cultural Beading & Jewelry Making
  • Cooking/Culinary Arts
  • Tap Dance
  • Break Dance
  • Musicology and DJ 101
  • Spoken Word Workshop
  • Theatre Workshop

Community Service/Volunteerism

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring for special needs children

 Education

  • Reading Center (literacy-based activities) +
  • Book Club
  • Discovery Center (environmental education-based) + Gardening
  • Open Tutoring

Health Center

  • Participants will have access to health center with a team of RNs on duty and a medical doctor on call.

 

Leadership Building & Challenge Activities:

  • Small group games
  • Team challenge Initiatives

(group problem-solving activities)

  • Low & High ropes

 Instruction Based Sports & Activities:

  • Boating (rowboats):
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Fishing
  • Funyaks (small kayaks)
  • Swimming:
  • Tubing
  • Volleyball

 

Recreational Sports & Activities:

  • Badminton
  • Cards/Board Games
  • Football
  • Kickball
  • Mini-golf
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Soccer
  • Softball
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  • Comments Off on Hot Off The Press: Thank you Teens for inspiring me!

i’m leaving the TEDXTeen event totally on fire

it’s incredible how these young visionaries are making such a mark on the world at an early age

to those out there just plugging along with life, let their stories push you out of your comfort zone

don’t let age or circumstance stop you from pursuing SOMETHING that makes the world better

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  • Comments Off on Hot Off The Press: pride and politics go hand in hand for Sophie Umazi at TEDXTeen

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Sophie Umazi launched the I AM KENYAN project which uses photography to bring people together, erase differences and promote peace in her homeland of Kenya.  Today more than 4 million people worldwide have been touched by her visionary project.

Sophie shares her passion for photography and technology to promote change at TEDXTeen 

her message:

be proud of who you are and love yourself while also loving what’s great about others…

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  • Comments Off on Hot off The Press: Soulful Songstress Tallia Storm ‘brings it’ at TEDXTeen

tallia storm is a girl after my own heart.  she has the most amazing BIG hair. just love her style!

this scottish teen is bursting with energy.

i love her message about speaking up when THE time comes.   the importance of taking a chance when you come up on an opportunity of a lifetime.  

tallia tells the TEDXTeen crowd how she bumped into elton john’s partner at  hotel. instead of being too scared to talk, she walks right up to him, hands her demo and speaks with passion about her dream of performing.  

and you guessed it, a while later she gets a call from Sir Elton John himself!!! 

that’s the power of speaking up for and about yourself ladies…

get to talking! discover your storm. 

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