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5 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

¡Hola! National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place every year from September 15 to October 15. Throughout the country many American citizens are celebrating prominent figures, histories and cultures of Hispanic ancestors from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Children in public schools are being taught about different

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Empowering Girls and Young Women to Academic and Career Success

The new school year provides doors of unlimited opportunities for academic and career success. Moving into the 2017/2018 academic year is another chance to obtain the skills, knowledge, tools and engagement necessary to be the best a girl and young lady can be. The competition is fierce and demanding, but

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Message from the Founder: A Recap of the 2017 JIW Awards

The 13th Annual Journey Into Womanhood (JIW) Awards Celebration was an afternoon packed with an inspiring keynote address, a brilliant talent showcase from JIW participants and the presentation of well-deserved awards. We were honored to have Tenikka Hughes of Action News as our Emcee. Carla Jones, CEO of Carla Mechele

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Post from a JIW: Managing Your Online Presence

The weekly homework assignment was to ask 5 people what they think about you before they became your friend or met you. I asked 5 people throughout the week and I did one person per day. I asked my friend Makayla what she thought about me and she said she

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Executive Director Blog: You want me to create family goals?

People often mark the new year with making resolutions to improve themselves. Some people refer to it as setting goals. It doesn’t matter what the title you give it, we all should make time for this important task. It is important for you and the entire family.  Goal setting or

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Making an impact in 2017 and beyond

YOU made a difference in the lives of hundreds of teens and adults in North Florida. Together with your investment and support, Empowerment Resources accomplished amazing things in 2016 for those who count upon our organization to help them realize their fullest potential as productive members of the community.

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Guest Post: Exposing Children to New Experiences

Mom Blogger and Journey Into Womanhood alumna,  Jasmine shares a few tips for parents on the importance of exposing children to new experiences. Children Become What They See A lot of who we are as adults stems from our childhood experiences. Our parents, neighbors and friends shape how we interact with others. Our environment and neighborhoods shape how we view the world. And our education shapes our perspective of the future. As a parent it is important to ensure your child is well rounded in their interactions and experiences. This includes exposing them to different cultures, foods and environments in a way that allows them to learn and grow. It is also essential to expose your children to books, movies and activities featuring people who look like them. Representation gives children even more hope in reaching for the stars. “Children become what they see, make sure you’re showing them something worthwhile. “ I recently had the opportunity to

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