People will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel!
Operation D.I.V.A connects, educates, and supports young women with physical and/or mental disabilities. The organization encourages young women, ages 4 to 21, to create innovative ideas and positive choice to improve their lives.
The organization originated in Detroit, MI. where it was founded in March of 2014 by Ayanna D. Adams.
“I started Operation D.I.V.A because I see on a daily basis how people, especially young women, are overlooked, bullied, and abused for having a physical and/or mental disability,” says Ayanna.
A D.I.V.A is defined as a divine, inspiring, victorious, and amazing young women looking to create an inspiring future for herself and others.
“We want to inspire them to grow through networking, leadership, and volunteerism,” Ayanna adds.
I believe that this is an inspiring organization especially with their keen focus on helping these young women. To give so much hope and inspiration to someone that may be a different from you will always go a long way.
Operation D.I.V.A hosts many events that honor and cherish many very special women. For more information on upcoming events and how you can get involved visit their Instagram page @Operation_diva.
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She’s your mirror shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She’s your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. She is your sister!
Big Sister Mentors of Metro Detroit uplifts, empowers, and supports our youth by changing the world one sister at a time. The organization is dedicated to reshaping our generation of young women into ‘young queens’.
After seeing all the many tweets and instagram post about this organization, I was immediately drawn in by their dedication to our young women. The program embodies the essence of a well dressed, well spoken, well read, well traveled, and well balanced woman.
It takes a village of intelligent, independent women to raise a woman. The program is divided into two groups: Big Sisters and Little Sisters.
As Big Sister, you vow to teach your Little Sister that instead of standing against other women, stand with them.
There are many organizations dedicated to reshaping our young men, but very few focus on our young women. Although young women are excelling faster then young men programs like Big Sister Mentors is needed to keep our girls focused their future’s.
As a means of giving back, the organization volunteers for many charitable organizations and events dedication to serving the community.
For more information, check out their Instagram and Twitter pages @BigSisterMentors .
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. Enjoy Detroit’s mission is to promote and be the change that the city of Detroit is in desperate need of.
In effort of making that change happen the organization aims to S.E.R.V.E the community. Making sure that everyone, within the city of Detroit, is victorious no matter what hardships our city may face.
I had the pleasure of sitting with Dave “SBOY” Woods, founder and the face of Enjoy Detroit. Dave grew up in a poverty stricken neighborhood, and at a young age decided that he didn’t want to be a product of his environment. Throughout the interview he spoke highly about Detroit, and his plan to revamp it into the city that we once knew.
“Enjoy Detroit is a movement to bring our city together to work towards one common goal which is to “Enjoy Detroit” in the face of deliberating situations.”
The organization also provides clothing, food, and personal hygiene items to those less fortunate. Also, Enjoy Detroit focuses on helping to develop our youth into the next leading men and women.
In their efforts to revitalize Detroit, the organization uses five principle’s of action: Love, Loyalty, Faith, Strength, and Unity.
Enjoy Detroit is more than a brand. It’s the present and future movement!