Meet Margie Ramsey, VP of Youth Programs, Essence of a Lady, Inc.
Since 1989, Margie has been giving back to women and girls through Essence of a Lady, Inc. August 2008, Essence of a Lady, Inc began an affiliate program for YELL!Mentoring at Pinedale Elementary School. Margie garnished the support of Bank of America to allow her to go to Pinedale to conduct a weekly mentoring session with 2nd-5th grade girls during their lunch period. This lasted over 11 years! After successfully taking over 13 girls and 7 volunteers to the 30th Anniversary of Essence of a Lady at the Females are Fabulous Conference, a pandemic caused her to create a virtual program to still connect with youth.
Founder, Dr JoAnn Ajayi-Scott was honored for over 32 years of educating, mentoring and empowering youth, especially girls through the philanthropy of professionals and entrepreneurs. She received the prestigious 2021 Forbes Next 1000 award in September for her business acumen, read more about it at Forbes.com.
2021 GuideStar Silver Transparency Our organization earned a 2021 Silver Seal of Transparency! Now, everyone can learn more about our programs and areas served and find us on social media. Check out our updated #NonprofitProfile on Candid:https://www.guidestar.org/profile/36-4535514
Our Vision Leveraging Women and Girls to Gain Maximum Health and Wealth!!
Our Mission Educate, MENTOR, and Empower youth, specifically school-age girls and boys, to develop leadership, career, and social skills for successful transition from high school to college or entrepreneurship through the philanthropic support of adults through developmental programs, field trips, and special events!!
Our Purpose All youth will be provided the tools, resources, and financial support needed to develop career, leadership and social skills to help them graduate from high school and pursue further studies to become productive citizens and/or future entrepreneurs.
Created in 1989, Essence of a Lady, Inc. recruits professional and entrepreneurial women to help educate, mentor, and empower school-age girls. Its two signature programs were established in 2007. Essence Ladies (aka E'Ladies) are women 20 years old and up and Young Essence Ladies...Learning (aka YELL!)are girls 6-19 years old. Essential Men's (E'Men's) Network are men 20 years old and up and Young Men Empowered (Y-ME?) was re-launched in January 2021 .
About E'Ladies Network E'Ladies Network is a network of professional and entrepreneurial women who understands and promotes philanthropy by: Becoming social innovators as mentors and volunteers Empowering youth with program support and resources Implementing the programs, field trips, and special events of YELL! and Y-ME?
Essence of a Lady, Inc. supports youth programs in the following cities and states: Houston, Texas Jacksonville, Florida
We opened to other cities and states through the support of adults, especially professional and entrepreneurial women in the E'Ladies Network and now men in the E'Men's Network. Contact us to learn how you can get involved with either program or how we can support your girl or boy program in your city. Complete information below and we will get back with you!
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What is Y.E.L.L! We are all about mentoring today's young essence ladies. We offer program support in your school. We love bringing speakers and mentoring support to your school. We educate, mentor and empower school age girls. It is time to speak up and show our youth that they are worthy, capable, and well able to do what they want to do in this life. We would love to come to your school with our program and help this next generation reach their destiny.