Annually, March 2018
12 Monthly Chats /Excursions/Challenges led by Metro Detroit area girls ages 11-16 (grades 7-11) mentoring girls & orgs.
We all have unique ways of engaging with the world. I help POWER Org Math youth build their futures -- with math.
As a first generation college student, I experienced math anxiety, felt under-prepared mathematically, and was even bombarded with low expectations from educators who focused more on my zip code or racial ethnic background than my demonstration of understanding and tenacity.
Fortunately, my supporters were greater than my doubters. I drop-kicked several barriers placed in my way and now I make it my business to help POWER Org Math youth work independently, access useful resources, and articulate the assistance they desire - at home, in school, and as a citizen of their community.
Join me in making more meaningful mathematical connections with youth in Southeast Michigan and the Limpopo Province of South Africa!
Presenting Opportunities Winning Effectual Results
501c3 educational nonprofit since 2005
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2017 - 2018 Objective:
Helping 2,500 youth [500 new families]
Win with Math!
2005 - Established as a corporation in Michigan, 501c3 status confirmed, Focus groups
2006 - Inaugural Math Mini-Career conferences (single gender) at Wayne County Community College District
2007 - Expanded Math Mini-Career conferences to Baker College of Auburn Hills; Math empowerment workshop at YWCA of Metro Detroit, Super Stock Market series w/Edward Jones Investments
2008 - Compassion Capital Initiative Grantee w/New Detroit Inc. (2009 as well); Math camp at WCCCD; Black Family Technology Awareness Week Celebration grantee (2010 also) - Family Math & Tech Affairs in Detroit and Pontiac; Algebra Alive at Southfield Parks & Rec/Southfield Public Library
2009 - Ebony Magazine Unsung Hero's honoree: "Sister Speak Luncheon"; Delta Epsilon Chi (Baker College) speaker; Clorox Pine Sol grantee; Ebony Magazine - Clorox Pine Sol advetorial feature
2010 - Essence Magazine - Clorox Pine Sol advetorial feature; Family Math & Tech Affairs - Columbus, Ohio; Detroit Area Council for Teachers of Mathematics grantee; Pi Day and Mathematical Mondays series at St. Regis Hotel
2011 - Plymouth/Canton GEMS Conference workshop; Back to School Skating Party
2012 - Baker College Interns; Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations (SCNO- Michigan State University)
2013 - Math Club w/Klub DEX and Wayne State University Pre-service teachers; I LOVE My Kids with Math campaign launched at East Detroit Schools (Title I Parent Conference); Healthier Detroit Expo education tent
2014 - Computer donation from Baker College of Auburn Hills; Global Math Initiative launched with University of Venda in South Africa
2015 - Global Math Initiative (Case Study) presentation at Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association - Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement Conference (Oram, Utah); Metro Youth Day Education Tent; Featured on WXYZ TV - "Mom's a Genius" segment
2016 - #POPUpMathLab's = Architecture Week activities (series) w/SpaceLab Detroit at Grand Circus/Techtown Detroit at the University of Detroit's Pre-College Tech Day; Belle Isle Nature Center & P.E.E.P.S. Detroit ACT/SAT Prep with Cody HS female athletes
2017 - #POPUpMathLab's = Detroit Zoo w/Ecotek Lab & Portal to the Public, The Shed at Martz Park w/Lawrence Tech University Scholars; SpaceLab Detroit membership
Mission: To embrace, engage, and empower youth ages 4-16 in Metropolitan communities to increase their confidence, competency, and proficiency with math. socially.
Vision: Youth (and their families) will be equipped for ongoing success academically, professionally, and better poised to make informed decisions.