Celebrating Women’s History Month…Theresa Vivian Moila!

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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We’re continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month! #SurpriseTheStruggling’s twenty-first highlight this month is the inspirational and selfless Advocate Theresa Vivian Moila—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s day one supporter, promoter, and our South African Chief Ambassador. Theresa has jumped in wholly to support and promote the work of not only #STSGlobal but also as an Ambassador for our sister organization, The Stop Bullying Project®. Theresa embodies the spirit of the mission of both organizations and continues to promote and share our mission and work with many others, near and far.

Theresa Vivian Moila, Chief Ambassador, Advocate, Champion

It is at times difficult to convey accurately with words what you hold in your heart for someone. The words do not always justify the depths of love and gratitude that you feel in your heart towards someone who means so much to you. That is how #STSGlobal feels towards Theresa. There are not enough words to justly describe how profoundly grateful we are to have Theresa as part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling family.

From the beginning, Theresa has been an invaluable part of #STSGlobal. She has gone out of her way to represent our mission in such a way that it has brought together like-minded people to share in our mission and to help aid us in reaching our goals of helping others. Because of her selflessness and continued support, we are able to do what we do and help not only surprise many homeless women and teen girls, but also those who may be struggling, and to bring awareness, as well to those who have suffered from bullying in any shape or form.

Theresa is an asset to our organization, and we are forever grateful that she chose us to lend her support, love, and dedication. We are and are able to do what we do because of beautiful souls like Theresa.

Theresa Vivian Moila—Chief Ambassador, Motivator, Educator, Activist, Humanitarian—is the Champion for many causes. She lends her voice and support to various organizations that have an impact on the way we live our lives, see the world, and treat one another in this world.

Theresa puts forth efforts to encourage others in the fight to bring awareness to the severity of violence against children. She is also an advocate for quality and accessible education. She fights to change the world one person; one life at a time. Please follow our dear Queen on her IG and FB pages to learn more about her and the awesome work she does and the organizations she supports. https://www.instagram.com/theresamoila/  https://www.facebook.com/Viv.moila 

We salute you, Theresa Vivian Moila! Your compassionate heart and dedication inspire us to be the best version of who we can be. Because of you, we are! We are grateful to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women’s History Month…Dawana Smith!

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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We are continuing to celebrate Women’s History Month! #SurpriseTheStruggling’s twentieth highlight this month is the phenomenal and incomparable Dawana Smith—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s day one supporter and valuable member of the team. Dawana is instrumental is promoting #STSGlobal’s mission and procuring opportunities to bring awareness and generate funds for our organization.

As one of our first team members, Dawana took the initiative to expand our “Sip & Drop/Purses & Pearls” Fundraisers by hosting an event in North Carolina. Due to its success, Ambassadors from other states outside the tristate area began hosting events, as well, increasing our global reach and expanding our number of Ambassadors.

Dawana Smith, Team Member, Chief Ambassador at #STSGlobal

Dawana is a team player who has shown her dedication and love to the mission of #SurpriseTheStruggling and continues to assist our Director and staff in any capacity needed. Her devotion, determination, drive, and representation of #STSGlobal has made her an indispensable and invaluable part of the team. We are grateful and humbled to work with Dawana.

Dawana Smith—Mother, Sister, Friend, Team Captain, Ambassador, Supporter—is a devoted part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling family. In addition to the work that she does for #STSGlobal, Dawana works full time and supports various other organizations, while raising a family. Dawana is creating a legacy that her family can be proud of.

We are profoundly grateful that Dawana finds time to be a part of #STSGlobal considering her busy work schedule and ethic. She has proven to be a woman that is determined, loyal, and inventive. We could not ask for a better representative of our organization and mission. Dawana is also an integral part of the success, and continued initiative of our sister organization, The Stop Bullying Project. Please be sure to follow Dawana on FB:  https://www.facebook.com/dsstanley and IG:  https://www.instagram.com/soreal75

Get to know the Queen whose dedication and loyalty are above reproach. We salute you, Dawana Smith! Your love and support inspire us. Because of you, we are! We are profoundly blessed to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women’s History Month…Tiffany Robertson!

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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We are continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month! #SurpriseTheStruggling’s eighteenth highlight this month is the game changing and motivational Tiffany Robertson—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s compassionate, sincere filled supporter and champion. From the very first time we met Tiffany, it was evident that she possessed a heart filled with compassion and understanding, and a desire to make a change in the lives of others.

There are many times we meet people who will say one thing but mean something else. That is not the case with Tiffany. Her character is above reproach, and that is the kind of person that you want to be connected to. Tiffany embodies the spirit and mission of #STSGlobal. Her desire to make a difference, and to give, children especially, another chance to make their mark in this world is admirable.

Tiffany Robertson CEO & Founder of C.H.A.N.C.E.S and Founder of I Am Really D.O.P.E

Tiffany has exhibited an open heart and open mind when it comes to her support of #SurpriseTheStruggling and our mission to reach and touch as many lives as possible. We are grateful to have crossed paths with the dynamic woman who is creating a blazing trail of success and changes in the lives of children; enabling them to have a fighting chance and opportunity to become anything and all that they can be.

Tiffany Robertson—Educator, Motivator, Inspiration, CEO, Scholar—is CEO and Founder of C.H.A.N.C.E.S (Children Have A New Concept of Education & Success). C.H.A.N.C.E.S Inc. was created with the theory that “it takes a village to raise a child”. Ms. Robertson spent years of researching various career fields so she could provide expertise advice to students about the right career path for their future. She partners with various organizations, schools, and community leaders to continue the mission of inspiring the youth so they can maximize their full potential of being whoever they want to be with the proper tools, education, and guidance to conquer the world of being Today’s Success Stories. FB: http://bit.ly/CHANCESINC

Tiffany is also the founder of, I AM REALLY D.O.P.E. DOPE is an acronym for Determined, Outstanding, Powerfully Empowered. DOPE is an empowerment organization to encourage and empower women not to allow fear keeps them from maximizing their life. FB: http://bit.ly/IAMREALLYDOPE

We encourage you to get to know the DOPE Tiffany Robertson who is not afraid to take CHANCES. Be inspired and motivated by her passion and drive. We salute you, Tiffany Robertson! You inspire us to move without fear! We are honored to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women’s History…Monique Denton-Davis!

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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Continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, #SurpriseTheStruggling’s fourteenth highlight this month is the incomparable and audacious Monique Denton-Davis—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s “C.A.K.E Crusader” who has brought nothing but love, inspiration, opportunity, and sisterhood to #STSGlobal. From the very moment that our paths crossed, it has been inspiration upon inspiration upon inspiration.

Monique encompasses this loving and passionate view about life and women and uplifting others to a whole other level they may have never seen before. She is that coach that you want in the bottom of the fourth quarter when you are down by ten points and need that extra push to pull out the victory. With Monique on your side, you will not only win but also make sure your entire team gets their accolades.

Monique Denton Davis Career & Life Coach Embrace Your CAKE™

At the core mission of #SurpriseTheStruggling is to remind those in the struggle that they can and will make it through whatever situation they are facing. Monique embodies the spirit and mission of #STSGlobal. Her dedication and support of our organization and mission are far beyond a passing glance or a few words here and there. No. Monique is a diehard supporter who has been a champion of the #STSGlobal mission to not only aid homeless women and teen girls but also to inspire them to not only pursue their heart’s desires but to believe that everything they need is within them. We are exceptionally blessed to have Monique be a part of and be supportive of our mission and goals. She has become an invaluable and irreplaceable partner of #STSGlobal.

Monique Denton-Davis—Life and Career Coach, Public Speaker, Champion, Trailblazer, Businesswoman—is the Founder & CEO of Embrace Your CAKE™ (Confidence, Attitude, Kindness, and Excellence) Career Coaching. She is also a dedicated Director, Trainer, and Recruiter who has worked for both corporate and nonprofit organizations. Monique’s number one mission is to motivate women in all lifestyles, encouraging them to Embrace their C.A.K.E. and break through any obstacle with an unwavering sense of confidence. Nothing makes her happier than seeing people win and live the fulfilling life that they have always deserved.

When you are not certain about what step to take next, Monique is the one you want on your side guiding you and coaching you to become that you that is already residing within. Her passion, dedication, and years of experience with enable you to begin living the life you thought was not possible. Let her coach and help you recognize what is already waiting inside of you to be released.

Be certain to visit https://www.embraceyourcake.com to learn more about Monique Denton-Davis and Embrace Your CAKE™. Follow her social media pages on FB and IG @embraceyourcake.

We encourage you to get to know this game-changer and life-affirming woman of valor. Be inspired by her mission. We salute you, Monique Denton-Davis! We are inspired each day by your passion. We are blessed to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women’s History Month…Chandra Heath!

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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We are celebrating Women’s History Month! #SurpriseTheStruggling’s thirteenth highlight this month is the illustrious and inspiring Chandra Heath—another one of #SurpriseTheStruggling’s day one supporters. In fact, Chandra has been a supporter since the inception of our sister organization, The Stop Bullying Project®. She has been an avid supporter and friend of both organizations, giving selflessly of herself and making her an invaluable part of #STSGlobal success.

Ms. Chandra has been a great asset to #SurpriseTheStruggling; being an example of leadership in business and how to become an organization that sets its standards high for everyone involved. In addition to being a great supporter and embodiment of #STS mission, Ms. Chandra has been a wealth of knowledge, giving selflessly of herself.

Chandra Heath Businessperson Heath Tax Services 20 Years in Business

When thinking of women in history, Ms. Chandra is the kind of woman that comes to mind. It is not her business acumen—though it is stellar—but her thoughtfulness and kind heart and generosity that leaves such an indelible mark. It is her love of family and friends. Often times we hear, to know who a person is, then look at the friends in which they surround themselves. There is a constant stream of family and friends surrounding Ms. Chandra. They know as we know at #STS, it is the love and kindness and authenticity to she exudes that draws others in. It is inspiring.

Chandra Heath—Supporter, Friend, Champion, Businesswoman—is the owner of Heath Tax Services in Staten Island, New York. In business for more than 20 years with over 30 years of experience, Heath Tax Services was started in 1991 by Ronnie and Chandra Heath and quickly became one of the leading tax preparation firms in the area. Since then, they have expanded their services from just personal income tax preparation to include a range of financial and insurance services for both individuals and businesses.

They are committed to providing excellent service to their clients and feel it is extremely important to continuously educate and improve their professional expertise. They employ a staff that is actively involved in professional associations such as the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), American Payroll Association (APA), Independent Payroll Providers Associations (IPPA), National Association of Insurance, and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). They are also members of the New York and New Jersey chambers of commerce.

They have earned a reputation as a Tax Service company that combines high-quality service and customer satisfaction to meet individual needs. When you look to HeathTax of Staten Island NY to take care of your Tax Service needs, you can rest assured knowing that they are trusted professionals in the industry with many years of experience serving various customers in Staten Island, Richmond County, and the Tri-State area. www.heathtax.com FB https://www.facebook.com/Heathtax/ T @heathtax

We encourage you to get to know this inspiring woman of integrity. Be inspired by devotion and dedication. We salute you, Chandra Heath! We are inspired by your service and commitment. We are honored to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women History Month…Patricia Sykes!

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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Continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, #SurpriseTheStruggling’s ninth highlight this month is an entrepreneur and sweet treat maven, Patricia Sykes—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s inspirational and day one supporter, Ambassador from New York. Patricia encompasses the heart of #STSGlobal mission. Our front-line Ambassador—Patricia is taking it to the streets to meet the people where they are. She has donated her time, services, and talents—to not only our organization—but to countless others. She is raising awareness for each cause that is near and dear to both our hearts. Patricia has a dedicated spirit and heart to making a difference. This was evident when on one of the coldest times in New York history, she took to the streets with #STS and other volunteers and Ambassadors, giving out coats, blankets, toiletries, gloves, and food. This is why she is considered our frontline Ambassador because she is not afraid of the getting out of her comfort zone and bringing aid to those in need of service.

Patricia Sykes Suga Mamas Treats and Tees, Ambassador

If you should know anything about Patricia, it is that she has one of the hugest hearts and such a passion for children. We believe that it is her motherhood, which makes her shine the brightest and drives her passion and compassion to assist #SurpriseTheStruggling in its many endeavors.

Some of you may also know our Ambassador as Suga Mama Treats! In her capacity as a baker, Patricia has provided her talents to countless causes; including many #STS events. One of the things we love most about Patricia—a.k.a Suga Mamas Treats—are the kid-friendly workshops and opportunities that she sponsors and holds exclusively for children. It is unique and inspiring, and a reflection of Patricia’s huge spirit and why we absolutely adore her.

Patricia Sykes—Mother, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, Frontline Ambassador, Friend—is CEO of Suga Mamas Treats and Tees. An artisanal and gourmet online bakery that specializes in treats baked, created and designed from scratch—using only the freshest ingredients seasonally available, that have garnered them the reputation for having the highest quality and great tasting products.

Suga Mamas Treats and Tees is a family based business established by Patricia and her ten-year-old daughter, Denise. The business was birthed from an idea that her daughter had to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit in her daughter, and combining her passion for baking, Suga Mamas Treats was established as a kid-friendly venture. Please visit their website: www.sugamamastreats.com to learn more about Patricia and her daughter Denise, and the wonderful products and services being offered. Be certain to check out the gallery of her work. We promise you, you will be quickly placing an order and inquiring about one of the many kid-friendly parties that Patricia hosts.

Whatever you do, do yourself a service and get to know the awesome woman that will only bring more sweetness and goodness to your life. We appreciate you, Patricia Sykes—Sugar Mamas Treats! We are honored and over the moon to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women’s History Month…Linda Saar-rah Sumpter!

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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Our celebration ofWomen’s History Month continues! #SurpriseTheStruggling’s seventh highlight this month is the selfless jewel, Linda Saar-rah Sumpter—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s Diamond Ambassador from Philadelphia, PA. Are there any words to describe this jewel? To be able to summarize what she stands for and means to #STSGLOBAL? We do not think so but we are going to try our best. From the beginning, Ms. Linda has been true to her word and an invaluable supporter and Ambassador to our organization. She has selflessly given of her time and love to support, promote, and represent #SupriseTheStruggling and our mission. She, herself and her organization, has been a surprise to #STS. Countless times, we have retrieved the mail, and there was a package filled with beautiful purses and toiletries to aid us in our mission.

Ms. Linda has filled our hearts with courage, inspiration, and strength. She has been a mentor, a friend, a sister, a mother, a go-to for information. She is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that cannot be obtained through books but only through life experiences, and she shares this with us every day. It is truly beyond our words to express the esteem in which we hold Ms. Linda. We are not only grateful for the day that our paths crossed, but honored and blessed to be in the presence of such greatness—a woman who is leaving an indelible mark on this world; creating a legacy worthy of generations to come. She is the epitome of strength and fortitude, earning her place as a woman in history that is raising the bar for all other women. Simply put—We LOVE Ms. Linda. Because of her, we are better human beings.

Linda Saar-rah Sumpter, Sister Prison Wives & Best Friends and Families

Linda Saar-rah Sumpter—mother, wife, sister, grandmother, aunt, friend, humanitarian, life-changer and so much more—is Founder of Sister Prison Wives Best Friends & Family (SPW-BFF), a 501c3 Nonprofit organization for children and families of loved ones where incarceration is in their lives. SPW-BFF are comprised of families across the country supporting and helping people connect and deal with loved ones who have been incarcerated, are presently in jail, or who are re-entering society from prison. Sister Prison Wives – Best Friends & Family was formed for the purposes of being a Charitable and Educational organization. Their aim is to conduct activities that will promote knowledge and awareness that there is someone missing in their homes. SPW-BFF is there to be a support system to those who have loved ones that are incarcerated, in jail, and in prison.

SPW-BFF is compassionate and is asks for assistance in helping wives, husbands, sisters, brother, best friends and family members during this challenging period of their lives. This affects us all! There is someone missing and SPW-BFF would like to be a vessel of encouragement to people who are in need; encouraging all to look at our family and friends with compassion, get inside of their skin, and see what the world looks like through their eyes.

Please visit their webpage for more information. Find out how you can assist them and donate to their mission. http://www.spw-bff.org

We implore you to get to know this jewel of a woman who is creating an astounding legacy for generations to come. We salute you, Linda Saar-rah Sumpter! We are blessed to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women’s History Month…Keisha T. Christie!

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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Our celebration of Women’s History Month continues. #SurpriseTheStruggling’s sixth highlight this month is the incomparable and consummate professional, Keisha T. Christie—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s tried and true Ambassador extraordinaire from Queens, NY. There is so much that can be said for this darling of a human being who is full of love and compassion that can barely be matched by anyone else when in her presence. Keisha has made herself an integral part of the success of #SurpriseTheStruggling. An invaluable member of our Ambassador’s team; Keisha has proven repeatedly that her heart is for the advancement and betterment of the people in her community, as well as globally. Each day she lives and represents the mission and slogan of #STSGLOBAL: “We meet the people where they’re at…Period!”

Keisha Christie Level Up Connections Motivational Speaker Wealth Activator

From day one of connecting with this outstanding businessperson, #STS has been fortunate to be a recipient of her kindness and generosity. Whether it is hosting brunches, our One Year Anniversary, to surprise pop-ups; giving tutorials on makeup, teaching about business, sleeping out to save our children from the streets to organizing a means to send donations to Jamaica—Keisha’s heart for the people and dedication to her post as an Ambassador has blown us away. She is the epitome of dedication and professionalism. We are humbled to have her work with us and beside us.

Keisha T. Christie—Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Doer, Realtor, and Philanthropist—is also the Founder of Level Up Connections. She is creating legacies to last generations. Keisha is using her platform to make changes in the lives of countless people; regardless to age. She is determined to educate, motivate, and propel people into a position of not only recognizing but also stepping into the life that they were ordained to live. Keisha is that catalyst that many people need in their lives to help them see the big picture; Coaching individuals to see their lives through different lenses, offering a wealth of services to optimize your life and revenue. Visit her pages on https://instagram.com/levelupconnections  & https://facebook.com/wealthmotivator

We implore you to get to know the dedicated woman is blazing a path, creating an astounding legacy. We salute you, Keisha T. Christie! We are honored to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women’s History Month…Wanda Edwards!

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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Continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, #SurpriseTheStruggling’s fifth highlight this month is the courageous and triumphant Wanda Edwards—#STSGlobal’s Chief Ambassador. We do not believe there are enough words in our vernacular to accurately describe the love and gratitude we have and hold in our hearts for our dear sister Wanda and her dedication and support to the mission of #SupriseTheStruggling; Especially when she has so many things in her life that she is responsible for and working towards. We are humbled by her dedication and love and extend our gratitude to Wanda for choosing to be a part of #STS. That, she would find the time to work with us, plan and execute more than one Sip & Drop and then accompany us as we hit the streets of the tristate area to bless women and even men—with the surprise bags of toiletries, as well as food and water. She is simply amazing and a shining example of what love and service look like in the flesh. She is a true champion for the people, especially those who have gone through some horrific circumstances in their lives and may feel as though there is no way out. Wanda is that hope. That voice that God is using to say otherwise. Wanda deserves her place as a woman in history and a woman of honor and integrity.

Wanda Edwards, A Walk in Her Shoes, Colors of Survival, Advocate

Wanda Edwards—Mother, survivor, motivational speaker, documentarian, minister, humanitarian, champion, and advocate. There is so much more to Wanda than meets the eye. A woman with firsthand knowledge of what it means to survive and not only fight to get your life back, but to thrive while doing it. Wanda is the founder of “A Walk in Her Shoes—Empowering women to stand up and talk about their experiences and bring healing and hope to one another, as well as educate on the many different levels and nuances of domestic violence and what to do. She is also an advocate for S.O.F.I.A—a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides advocacy, supportive services and referrals for temporary housing to “at risk” women and children affected by domestic violence. https://supportsofia.org

This past fall, Wanda released a short film, making her an Executive Producer and director. Colors of Survival Documentary (see the trailer: http://bit.ly/ColorsofSurvival ) Telling the stories of Domestic Violence survivors. Wanda will be Co-host of Sacred Conversations this coming March 10th Please follow her on her Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/uniquelywanda/ for more information.

We implore you to get to know the dedicated woman of strength who is making history every day through her work, advocacy, and dedication. We salute you, Wanda Edwards! We are humbled to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women’s History Month…Rismia Johnson!

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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Our celebration of Women’s History Month continues! #SurpriseTheStruggling’s third highlight this month is the eloquent and inspiring, Rismia Johnson—#STSGlobal Ambassador from Brooklyn, NY. Our beautiful sister has elevated the meaning of service and sisterhood with her dedication and support of #SupriseTheStruggling. We are forever grateful to have Rismia be a part of #STS. No, matter the call, event, whether day or night, Rismia has gone beyond to assist and spread the message and share our global #hashtag Campaign. Rismia was one of our first Ambassadors who held a Surprise Bags and Brunch in the TENT to promote and support the efforts of #SupriseTheStruggling. We recognize Rismia Johnson this Women’s History Month, as a woman who is making strides in her community, her city, her state, and globally. Most importantly, she is leaving an indelible mark on the lives women and teen girls that she not only knows but those she may never meet but has had a hand in helping through difficult times. Her faith and strong spirit shining through all that she does and touches every soul she meets.

Rismia Johnson, Business Owner, Philanthropist, Founder, www.eloquentessentials.com

Rismia is the owner and creator of Eloquent Essentials—Uniquely beautiful and eye-catching accessories that fit all budgets. The designs are classic, eloquent, and add an extra flair of opulence that is not often seen in such affordable pieces of fashion. Each design is uniquely chosen to fit the beauty of the person that is wearing it; making Eloquent Essentials a piece of art instead of just jewelry or accessory—taking fashion to another level. A company birthed through prayer, EE brings another level of excellence and grace, not only to their products but also to their customers. Be sure to visit, www.eloquentessentials.com for eloquent pieces and accessories at affordable prices for the entire family.

In addition to Eloquent Essentials, Rismia is an extraordinary hostess, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and philanthropist. She does not just talk the talk, but she lives and walks it each day. Rismia is the founder of, Eloquent Essentials Youth Scholarship Program. EEYSP is designed to invest in tomorrow’s generation; providing the support needed so the path is more welcoming for young entrepreneurs and youth mentoring organizations. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/EEYSProgram

We encourage you to get to know the dynamic woman who is making history every day through her work, service, support, and family. We salute you, Rismia Johnson! We are honored to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!