youth empowerment

Authors of Children’s Books Featured on the December Book Club Conference Call

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During this holiday season, Cider Enterprises Book Club is delighted to feature two authors of children’s books on the Conference Call this December 15, 2016 at 7pm (CST). Dial (218) 548-7622, access code 20112# to join the conversation and learn more about these inspirational children’s books and our guests Kajara Nia Yaa Nebthet, author of “Light as a Feather” and Wanda Jenkins-Clemons, author of the “Kwami and Kids” series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Three Reasons Why Your Business Should Participate in Community Parades

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wpid-20150905_114206.jpg After recently participating in the annual ‘Million Father March’ Back to School Parade that is organized by Phillip Jackson, Founder & Director of the Black Star Project, I am inspired to offer three reasons why your business should also participate in community parades. But first, a little about the Million Father March, a 365 day-a year initiative for Black men who want to educate and develop Black children. This particular parade focuses on men accompanying children for the first day of school.  A great time was had by all attendees and we were able to support and promote a long-term committed community organization. I encourage more business owners to consider the intrinsic rewards a parade can provide and contact me at Cider Enterprises for a FREE consultation to discuss this and additional affordable promotion strategies… Read the rest of this entry »

Special Thanks to the Supporters of the Teena’s Legacy 5k Peace Walk

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Image by  David Castillo Dominici at freedigitalphotos.net
Image by David Castillo Dominici at freedigitalphotos.net

It’s always a great honor for me to “Thank” people who support what I do and also, I believe that one’s giving should support their beliefs. Therefore, I offer “Special Thanks” to the Cider Enterprises contributors and the many local groups and individuals, who gave their time and money in support of the Teena’s Legacy 5k Peace Walk.

Our Peace Walk on Saturday, May 2, 2015 was victorious on all accounts. Founder Jamika Smith pulled off an excellent fundraising campaign, gathering community support for her Retreat and Summer Apprentice Program that teaches 16 – 21 year old young ladies the trade of reviving, restoring and reupholstering furniture.

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Join Me in Supporting Teena’s Legacy 5K Walk for Peace and Youth Empowerment

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TL 5K WalkTeena’s Legacy is organizing their 2nd annual 5K Walk For Peace on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Their primary purpose is to raise $10,000 for its Retreat and Summer Apprentice Program for young ladies ages 16-21, which teaches them the trade of reviving, restoring and reupholstering furniture. Under the guidance and spirited leadership of founder Jamika Smith, these young ladies are encouraged to use the power of their inner gifts to create what they want in life. They have learned to create beauty from what they already have, reupholstering furniture and other re-purposed items for sale; and the valuable self-esteem building discussions and workshops they engage in, makes this a worthy model for youth development. I invite you to personally join me in this community event to walk, run, skate, push your walker around the track, sponsor a participant, or simply donate. Each participant and their group of supporters can help us reach our goal early to ensure and secure our Retreat and Summer Apprentice Program.

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