In this newsletter
- Message from Yasmin Anderson-Smith, Founder/Director - Every Girl Can
- Mis. Quince Anos - Coming of Age program for Latina teen girls
- 7th Annual Every Girl Can "SMART Image" Conference
- GoFundMe - Help us grow our program to support girls and women
- Two new Every Girl Can affiliate programs launching: Atlanta, USA and Ghana, Africa - Fall 2015.
- Every Girl Can selected to receive a charitable donation from St. Andrew's High School Past Students Association
- Every Girl Can STEM Field Trip to Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Lab
- Every Girl Can receives two Congressional citations
Join our worldwide team. Become an Every Girl Can Independent Affiliate Director. Next info meeting- September 12, 2015. Watch our website for details. www.EveryGirlCan.org
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The Every Girl Can PINKspiration Gift Bag for the special girl or young woman in your life.
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Support our teen girl empowerment program with the purchase of an Every Girl Can T- Shirt for that special girl
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Book Yasmin as a speaker, trainer or coach for your workplace, school, youth program or community needs.
- Professional development
- Business etiquette
- Civility in the workplace
- The Workplace Excellence Series
- Personal Branding
KYMS Image International is a professional services consulting firm located in the Washington DC Metro Area. Launched in 2006, KYMS offers business women, young professional and college students opportunities to learn and master the tools and techniques to sharpen their skills in career readiness, professional development, personal presence and communication.
For pre-teens and adolescent girls we offer the Every Girl Can enrichment program in you school or community facility to help girls build confidence, a can do attitude and leadership awareness skills for success inside and outside of school.
Contact us today about scheduling a free consultation or to request more information about our programs.
Please visit us on the web at www.kymsimage.com
Happy summer or happy winter.
Whatever your season, I hope you
are making the best use of precious
time to pursue your goals and dreams,
because "life is short." At the end of
every worship service, my
spiritual leader, Joseph Constant speaks these prophetic words and adds "we don't have too much time to gladden the hearts of those with whom we travel every day. So be swift to be kind, hasten to be gentle and let your light shine to reflect all good things." Just imagine if we all practiced with mindfulness, the spirit of this message of civility in our daily lives. Life is the work of relating, influencing and serving as we grow to fulfill our higher purpose.
I believe it is my life purpose to teach and inspire, particularly the young. In this newsletter I am thrilled to share highlights of my ongoing efforts to empower girls and women through education and training programs. This work, which is also a learning process for me, focuses on helping girls embrace a healthy self image, project a confident, can do attitude and master the skills and social savvy necessary to achieve and succeed with hard work and focus. This is the essence of Every Girl Can and other personal development, life skills programs we offer to help girls build respect, trust and integrity, the S.M.A.R.T way. More info at the click of this link
Mis. Quince Anos - Coming of Age
Program for Teen Girls
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure to be chosen as one of the presenters for a Quinceanera program. This is a coming of age celebration for Latina girls as they celebrate their 15th birthday. Below are a few pictures of the girls getting ready for the banquet which was the final event after a six-month-long program. The girls received mentoring, life skills training and participated in field trips, shopping, dining and other fun with learning activities. I am so proud of the girls and the progress they made through the program. Kudos to the
M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation who made it possible for girls to have this empowering experience. The next program starts in the spring of 2016.
Your Future is STEMtastic - 7th Annual
Every Girl Can "SMART Image" Conference
On May 2, 2015, the 7th Annual Every Girl Can Conference took place at Montgomery College. Women STEM professionals from the Washington DC Area including Dr. Dawnielle Farrar-Gaines, Sr. Engineer at Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Lab, Dr. Christina Richey, Senior Scientist at NASA's Science Mission Directorate and Dr. Ivelisse Aviles, Sr. Engineer at US, GAO, shared their stories, tips and advice to motivate and inspire girls and women attending to aim high and work hard to achieve their goals. In her opening remarks, Montgomery County First Lady, Catherine Leggett, Esq. reminded the girls to focus on their education, work hard and have a spiritual compass. Special thanks to Montgomery College for their contribution of time, leadership and resources to help make the conference a success.
SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 8th Annual Every Girl Can "SMART Image" Conference - 9:00 Am to 2:00 PM at Montgomery College, Silver Spring/Takoma Park Campus. This will be the debut event for the Every Girl Can be SMART Learning Institute, Inc. A newly forming non-Profit organization. More info at www.EveryGirlCan.org. Interested in volunteering, donating or sponsorship? Please contact Yasmin@EveryGirlCan.org. We need your help.
Please click here to see more pictures of the conference.
Please click here to meet the conference presenters
|Please watch, like and share our YouTube video of the 2015 conference
We welcome your support for our ongoing work to educate, encourage, motivate and inspire girls and young women. Consider making a secure, confidential donation through our Go Fund Me campaign OR mail your payment to KYMS Image International, P.O. Box 10239, Silver Spring, MD 20914. Thank you in advance. We need your help.
Please click here to donate
Welcome Two New Independent
I am excited and proud to share that Every Girl Can - Ghana and Every Girl Can USA- Atlanta will be launching in October/November of 2015. Congrats to Peppy "Rosie" Parke and Annette Mauzy, our newest Independent Affiliate Directors. I look forward to speaking at Annette's debut event and working with Rosie for her start up programs in October.
Interested in becoming one of our affiliate's? Our next Train-the-Trainer program starts the week of September 27, 2015. Please click here to review the Every Girl Can Affiliate Director Program Components or email Yasmin@EveryGirlCan.org for an information package.
An information conference call will be scheduled on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM Eastern time. Please check www.EveryGirlCan for registration details.
Every Girl Can Chosen to Receive
Charitable donation and
Two Congressional Citations
A big thank you to the St. Andrew's High School Past Students Association - Washington DC chapter for selecting Every Girl Can to receive their annual donation in support of a local charitable program. The announcement was made at their annual "White with a Touch of Red" fundraiser dance held in Beltsville, Maryland in June of 2015. Special thanks to Association leaders Dr. Althea Belcher (left) and Lorna Kirlew who made the presentation at the event. The selected organization receives 10 percent of the proceeds of that event. Dr. Belcher is the mother of Keva Belcher, a middle school math teacher who served as a member of the Girls and STEM panel at this year's conference.
In May of this year, Every Girl Can received citations from Congressman Chris Van Hollen and Congresswoman, Donna Edwards in recognition of our ongoing programs for empowering girls and women.
We are ever so grateful for all the support and blessings we have received.
STEMtastic Field Trip to
Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Lab - Girls in 5th to 10th grade
Thursday August 13, 2015 - 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Please register by August 10, 2015
(Extended child care) 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Departure/return/child care location - Historic Silver Spring Railroad Station. 8010 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
All persons must be US Citizens or Permanent Green Card Holders
Cost: $20.00/child - covers transportation and snack. Please bring a brown bag lunch or money to purchase.
Extended child care: $15.00 2:00 -6:30 PM
(includes snack and beverage)
Please click here for the field trip registration form
Field Trip to JHU - Only - $20.00
Field Trip to JHU & Extended Day Care $35.00
Field Trip Chaperones $10.00