Thank you so much to all who joined us on for Christmas in January Celebration!!
We apologize for shifting from Live in person to virtually but as promised we had gifts, prizes and an amazingly fabulous female as our guest speaker, Marsha Lynn Hudson!!
Additionally, we want to say THANK YOU to all of our supporters and donors:
Community Partners: Dr. Patricia Manning Doris Harry Regina Stallings Margie Ramsey Jearldine Harper Tonya Porter Charlotte Esperanza Lolita Smith
Supporters: Loretta Hall Robin Marell Kris Moses Katrina Perry Kathy Kelly Denise Sibley Peggy Gleason Marsha Hudson Because of your generous donations, we are able to provide $20 Gift cards to over 18 youth for January!!
Our next event is Saturday January 29, 2022!!
In celebration of National Mentoring Month, we will have our 18th Annual "Essence of a Lady's Mentoring Celebration" Theme: Healthier Lifestyle, Healthier YOU!! In partnership with Temple Gym & Fitness, will have exercise routines, food, activities and fun for EVERYONE in the family!! Click below to register...
Stay Tuned, we will announce the 10 youth who were sponsored for member scholarships through the generous donation of supporters during our National Giving Day event in November.
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Meet Margie Ramsey, VP, 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.
Hi, I am Dr. JoAnn Ajayi-Scott 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. She was recently recognized as a Top 30 Inspiring Woman to Watch in 2022 by Disruptors Magazine...2022 is the year to watch for Dr. JoAnn Ajayi-Scott!! To connect or book her, go to www.joannajayiscott.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 by twin sisters, Margie Ramsey and Dr. JoAnn Ajayi-Scott, and 21 other ladies, Essence of a Lady, Inc. recruits professional and entrepreneurial women to help educate, mentor, and empower school-age girls. Although they have had the support of over 400 women to support over 100 youth, they have been the backbone of Essence of a Lady for over 32 years. 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 Essence Ladies (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!
Young Essence Ladies...Learning (YELL!) YELL! Mentoring program empowers school-age girls, 6-19 years old, by educating them on how to develop career, leadership and social skills and giving them an opportunity to receive mentoring support in a group or one-to-one atmosphere. Click here to learn more.
About E'Men's Network Essential Men's (E'Men's) Network is a network of professional and entrepreneurial men who appreciates the importance of 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 Y-ME?
Young Men Empowered (Y-ME?) Y-ME? Mentoring program empowers school-age boys, 6-19 years old, by educating them on how to develop career, leadership and social skills and giving them an opportunity to receive mentoring support in a group or one-to-one atmosphere. Click here to learn more.
Essence of a Lady, Inc. supports youth programs in the following cities and states: Houston, Texas Jacksonville, Florida
We are open to developing mentoring support programs in 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 at the bottom of the page and we will get back with you!
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Join us monthly as we provide group mentoring, positive interaction in a positive environment and career, leadership and social skills to youth 6-19 years old. Register yourself, your child or grand, or youth in your program!
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What is Y.E.L.L!/Y-ME? Mentoring programs. We are all about mentoring today's young essence ladies...learning (YELL!) and young men empowered (Y-ME?)
We offer program support in your school. We love bringing speakers and mentoring support to your school. We educate, mentor and empower school age youth through the philanthropy of adults. 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! Contact us!!