May 25, 2017
-Evangeline Parker-Guest, Founder and President of Miss Teen Promise; Jalen Park, 2016 Miss Teen Promise; and Jamille Rogers, 1998 Miss Teen Promise came to talk about a program that takes females out of the shadows of promise and into the spotlight of success. The 20th Annual Miss Teen Promise Female Preparatory & Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. This program provides life skills to Arkansas females, helping develop positive, poised, professional, productive, polished young ladies. Scholarship funds for higher education will also be provided for the 15-week program for females ages 3-25. Register at www.missteenpromise.com or call 501-353-0009.
-Ron Watson, Founder of HAD2 Graduate and Dana Dossett came to talk about this non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth and young adults build personal and professional life skills with a “Had 2 Attitude” to make better choices in life in order to achieve their goals. The vision is to consistently create innovative and positive messages designed to change the course for every youth and young adult so they are prepared to complete in the global economy. The goals are to increase the graduation rate of Arkansas students, inform and connect students to existing positive, and at times free opportunities, collaborate with businesses, policymakers, educators, students & parents to develop and push for new ideas that will lead to real improvements, and more. HAD2 Graduate has created partnerships with Walmart in Central Arkansas, OneBanc, City of Little Rock Department of Community Programs, Little Rock School District, Clinton School of Public Service, Alliance Rubber, Geek Squad of Best Buy and Lamar Advertising. For more info on HAD2 Graduate, call 310-261-9311 or visit www.had2.com.