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  • Comments Off on Hot off the press: shout out to the philly mom who paid 25K for her son’s prom party

i give a huge congrats to mom from philly who spent more than $25,000 for her son to have a dubai themed prom party.  by now i’m sure you have heard about this situation , since IG and youtube has been aswirl about it.  most of the comments are shock and horror that someone would spend that much money on a prom. someone from anywhere but not a mom who by her own accounts didn’t have that type of money. but i see this as genius…

i believe philly mom, aka saudia shuler, had a master plan.   my guess is that she really threw the party as a kick off for her new party planning business.  how brilliant a marketing plan would that be!  she has thousands of people sharing video and photos of her event.  news and sites around the world are talking about her idea.  it’s clear the woman is super talented. as it took so much creativity and time management to plan something of that magnitude.   i can’t imagine other people not wanting to hire her. if this was her thought process and i really hope it was…she took a risk indeed but potentially a risk that may pay off BIG



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  • Comments Off on Hot of the Press: Professional Development Opportunity for Youth in NYC

I had a the pleasure of being connected with Dominque Reese, who is doing great work empowering communities to get their financial house in order.  She has a training program for youth, which is currently seeking applications.  See below for more details.  The deadline is Sept 30th.


CommunitreeLLC has developed a student professional development training program to provide youth with exposure to professional cultures, tools and processes and business etiquette. The Student Professional Development Training (PDT) is a youth training program where high school junior and senior and college students gain real-world career and job readiness. We accept students of all calibers, experiences and background. We only select 1-3 students per 3 month rotation. The objective of this training program is to teach, counsel and provide the tools for students to develop their professional capital via professional education, mentoring, leadership, project-based assignments, networking and “in-the-field” trips.

We are currently seeking three NEW Student Professionals!!!!

Applications are available online at:

Applications are due on September 30, 2011
First training starts October 14, from after school hours (3pm-6pm)
After your acceptance into the program, you will need to schedule a conference call between your parents and Ms. Dominique’, in addition to your parents signature on the release documents.
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