About SHE

S.H.E. is a skill development program for young women (age 14 – 21) that focuses on building a positive understanding of self-worth and confidence by focusing on the subject areas of Living, Feeling & Thinking Healthy.

Jasmin Barnett - Speaker

Jasmin Barnett is a mentor and youth director who is passionate about helping young people of color find their purpose in life. Jasmin believes that while the opportunities do exist the access to these opportunities have to be bridged for all. Jasmin truly believes that the children are the future and that the community must first build up the young people in the community if they want to make a change for the future. Jasmin's life’s work is dedicated to building children of color up so that they can fall in love with themselves and have an unshakeable confidence that allows them to avoid peer pressure & accomplish their dreams.

Jasmin is a ‘Millennial Changemaker’, an awardee of The Skillman Foundations ’50 People Who Represent the Heart of Detroit' and that still does not fully answer the question of who she is. Jasmin is the author of Quarantine Poetry a poetry book based on feelings during the global pandemic. She is also a champion for racial equity and diversity. She  serves as a board member for the Charles H. Wright African American Museum and Street Wise Partners. Jasmin graduated with a degree in Political Science and African American Studies from Howard University where she was inspired to move back to Detroit to get her Master’s Degree in Social Justice and a concentration in Urban Planning and Community Development. Jasmin is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Currently, Jasmin is a fellow with the Kellogg Foundation and the Center for Creative Leadership studying to be a world changer.

Jasmin chooses to be an advocate for youth because she wants children of color to see greatness. It is important that children of color get to see and learn about different career options. How can we make leaders out of children when we don't give them direction? When we don't show them leaders who look like them?

SHE AWARD RECIPIENTS

Nicole Williams, 2020 SHE STRONG AWARD RECIPIENT

In 2004, Dr. Derschaun Brown became the President and Founder of Helping Individuals Succeed (HIS), a community driven, non-profit organization dedicated to developing positive character in the lives of inner-city youth and their families.

Her vision for the HIS Agency was to empower inner-city youth with the tools needed to boost their self-esteem and confidence. Her vision was cultivated through her childhood, education and life experiences. At eight years old, she attended charm school which not only taught Dr. Brown about manners and etiquette, it helped build her confidence to pursue other creative endeavors in music, modeling and acting. After graduating from high school, she earned a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from Davenport University and in 2013, received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.  In 2019 she became a Certified Coach.

 

Besides HIS Agency, Derschaun worked for the Detroit Public Schools (DPS). While working at DPS she facilitated programs that boosted the confidence and self-esteem of young boys and girls. In 2019 she wrote her first book entitled “I am the Gift” aimed at helping young ladies boost their confidence and self-esteem.  HIS Agency offers programs in success, entrepreneurship and etiquette for boys and girls. For many years HIS Agency has facilitated the “You Are the Pearl” Camps for young women and the camps are held at College Campuses to give the girls a taste of the college life.

Dr. Derschaun Brown is the epitome of EMPOWERMENT because she strives to help young people be successful and to remove barriers to reaching their goals.  Please welcome our 2020 Recipient of the SHE Empowered Award: Dr. Derschaun Brown.

Nicole Wells-Stallworth, 2020 SHE HEALTHY AWARD RECIPIENT

 

Ms. Nicole Wells-Stallworth has a wealth of knowledge in education, community mental health and public policy.  She currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Government & Community Relations at Oakland University.  She is responsible for heading the University’s direct engagement of local elected officials, community relations and advocacy related initiatives.

 

Nicole has served and helped the community in a variety of roles with non-profits ranging from THAW (The Heat & Warmth Fund), Michigan Charter Schools, and the Children’s Center.  She has also been involved with non-profits through membership on their board of directors – MacDowell Prep Academy, Franklin Wright Settlements, and Wayne County S.A.F.E. which provides advocacy and support for domestic abuse survivors.  Ms. Wells-Stallworth has shown her dedication to the Metro Detroit Community through her countless endeavors.

 

In her personal life Nicole has really taken control of her physical and mental health by being more physically fit. If you follow her on Instagram you will see her working out, riding her bike or sharing encouraging words of wisdom.  COVID 19 took many people by surprise and some suffered through the pain of losing loved ones or feeling lost, but she decided to take time during the quarantine to be an inspiration to others by simply taking care of herself.  Please welcome our 2020 Recipient of the SHE Healthy Award, Ms. Nicole Wells-Stallworth.

Dr. Derschaun Brown, 2020 SHE EMPOWERED AWARD RECIPIENT

In 2004, Dr. Derschaun Brown became the President and Founder of Helping Individuals Succeed (HIS), a community driven, non-profit organization dedicated to developing positive character in the lives of inner-city youth and their families.

Her vision for the HIS Agency was to empower inner-city youth with the tools needed to boost their self-esteem and confidence. Her vision was cultivated through her childhood, education and life experiences. At eight years old, she attended charm school which not only taught Dr. Brown about manners and etiquette, it helped build her confidence to pursue other creative endeavors in music, modeling and acting. After graduating from high school, she earned a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from Davenport University and in 2013, received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.  In 2019 she became a Certified Coach.

 

Besides HIS Agency, Derschaun worked for the Detroit Public Schools (DPS). While working at DPS she facilitated programs that boosted the confidence and self-esteem of young boys and girls. In 2019 she wrote her first book entitled “I am the Gift” aimed at helping young ladies boost their confidence and self-esteem.  HIS Agency offers programs in success, entrepreneurship and etiquette for boys and girls. For many years HIS Agency has facilitated the “You Are the Pearl” Camps for young women and the camps are held at College Campuses to give the girls a taste of the college life.

Dr. Derschaun Brown is the epitome of EMPOWERMENT because she strives to help young people be successful and to remove barriers to reaching their goals.  Please welcome our 2020 Recipient of the SHE Empowered Award: Dr. Derschaun Brown.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Female between 14 – 21 years old

• Attending school, taking classes online, attending GED classes, High School Graduate, or GED completion

• Willing to participate in at least 80% of sessions

Areas of focus will include:

• Life Skills Classes

• Healthy Eating

• Physical Activity

• Mental Health Services

• Vocational Assistance

• Supervised Mentorship

• Outings

• Community-Based Service Projects

• Counseling

Transportation and meals are provided. The program takes place each Tuesday and Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm until May 2020.

 

Summer employment is provided for 5 weeks. Young women who meet all program requirements will be eligible for employment.

Testimonials

"SHE has helped me learn more about my self, I have been in the program for 2 going on three years and I'm starting to realize who I am and what I'm meant to be in the world. My purpose." - Micah

“In such a short period of time SHE has helped me break my shell of shyness and become more friendly.” -Laniya

We're grateful for our SHE sponsors

LSG Insurance Partners

COTS

Racine & Associates

NAACP Detroit

Nicole Freeman-Kirkland

Garan Lucow Miller

Volte Strategy

Janyl Jentlie

Carl Bentley & Saunteel Jenkins

 

For more information, contact Chemere Kimpson at ckimpson@marinersinn.org
or 313-962-9446 x 270.

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