2021 Newsletter
Welcome letter from the Founder/Executive Director 

Welcome to Our Newsletter!

Spirit of Excellence - Leadership Guidance, Inc.(SOE), 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was started in 2006. Throughout the years we have pride ourselves in providing holistic educational programs, resources and services to support healthy relationships for Black Adolescent Girls and Women in urban communities. Like many organizations serving the community, 2021 has been transformative, adapting to provide services virtually.  
I am excited as we carry out the mission of SOE with our new Board of Directors. Additionally, we have implemented two new programs. SOE partnered with dFree Financial Freedom to provide financial literacy for Women and Intimate Conversations, a monthly Zoom call on topics related to eradicating domestic violence impacting Black communities.  
Our newsletter is a glimpse of SOE quarterly initiatives. Take the time to read the newsletter in its entirety. We look forward to your journey with the SOE Team as we work together to Enhance, Empower and Equip our community in 2022! 
Love, Peace and Blessings,
Rev. Dr. Selina D. Carter,
Founder & Executive Director
Upcoming SOE Program
Want to know more about the LAW and Domestic Violence?
We will be discussing: Child custody, restraining orders, legal rights, divorce and much more......

Must register to attend.
Click the link below to register today!

Register in advance for this workshop:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Mother/Daughter Day of Wellness Recap
On September 25th, SOE held its annual Mother/Daughter Day of Wellness! Thank you all who contributed to a successful day of empowerment, fellowship, and unity.

During the session, SOE provided tools to build upon the mother/daughter relationship focusing on communication, trust, self-worth/identity, and rituals.

Participants also received a delicious breakfast and lunch. Special thanks to our Sponsors and Partners!
RESPECT Movie Fundraiser Recap
The SOE Movie fundraiser on August 14th was a GREAT success!! The sold out event featured excited attendees, SOE merchandise, and donations!

All proceeds support SOE educational programs for Adolescent Girls and Women.

THANK YOU to everyone for your support in making this fundraiser a great SUCCESS! We could not have done it without you!

The movie RESPECT is a must see!!
2021 Programs & Partner Events
Love Is Love Recap
On June 23rd, SOE Founder and Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Selina Carter lead a webinar on the impact of domestic violence on LGBTQ+ Community.

For more resources, click here.
Training For the Religious Community
On May 19th, SOE lead a virtual sexual violence training for the religious community.

If your organization is interested in hosting a future training, please contact SOE at:

For more resources, click here.
What's Love Got To Do With It?
On April 28th, SOE led an intimate conversation session on Teen Dating Violence. The session was a part of the Intimate Conversation Series with The Voice of Silence.

For more resources, click here.
Motivational Empowerment Workshop
On May 1st, SOFIA invited Rev. Dr. Selina as the featured speaker for its Motivational Empowerment Workshop.

For more resources, click here.
Escape Plan
On March 24th, SOE held a webinar called Escape Plan on safety planning for victims/survivors of domestic violence.

For more resources on safety planning, click here.
Journey to Financial Freedom
In partnership with the dfree program, SOE held a webinar on September 27th exploring the Journey to Financial Freedom. The free program focused on paying down debt, improving credit, creating a savings plan and more!

For more information about dfree, click here.
Other Programs featuring our Founder and Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Selina D. Carter
SOE's Founder and Executive Director was busy in 2021! Rev. Dr. Selina was the featured speaker at a number of community events and programs.

For more information on inviting SOE to speak at your next event, please contact:

For more information, click here.
SOE Scholarship Fund
Volunteer with SOE
Volunteer Today

SOE seeks volunteers to support the work and mission of the organization.

For more information, please contact: soeleadership@gmail.com
Apply for the 2022 Junior Board

SOE will be accepting applications for its Junior Board! Service on SOE's Junior Board helps support SOE and its Board of Directors. If you are motivated, talented, and eager to help drive the mission of SOE, then consider this unique opportunity to develop your leadership skills and support the mission of SOE.
Application Avialable January 2022
Supporting Organizations
Give to SOE
SOE is grateful for the friends and supporters that have helped sustain the organization for over a decade! Your financial gift to SOE is an investment in the future of the organization that will yield invaluable returns and make significant change in the lives of girls and women. Please consider donating to SOE today to help ensure that the critical work of the organization is supported and can continue to change lives for years to come!
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