SEA is making new connections! All About Caring Project, Inc. (AACP) is an up and coming nonprofit organization in the Washington Metropolitan region that we are proud to potentially collaborate with! 

AACP was founded by Chante’ Bender, a native Washingtonian who saw the need to help students and parents who faced financial burdens while attending college. Chante’ developed a unique idea to provide care packages to college students living on campus. AACP took it a step further and started to provide mentorship to ensure that students would have a smooth transition from high school to college. Three years later, AACP has a wonderful Board of Directors comprised of eight powerful women whose main goal is to: Provide, Promote, and Find Purpose in our Youth.

Summer 2014, the lovely ladies of AACP will kick off our Legacy Builders Campaign which focuses on helping our youth to start working towards leaving a positive legacy behind. AACP is so excited about helping and pushing the youth in the community to start walking in their purpose.

Keep in contact with Chante’ and the All About Caring Project by visiting http://www.allaboutcaringproject.org/ and following them on Instagram @allaboutcaringproject

 

BBS Arise Talk Show

 It was with a great honor that I was invited to be on television in another country, on the BBS Arise Talk Show on Sky 182 in London. I was interviewed about the S.E.A. fund and also the works that I have done in the community around the world. I briefly spoke about the Youth Empowerment events I catered with UK celebrity model, author, & philanthropist Cynthia Chisom Umezulike as the keynote speaker. The event entailed live performances by members of Kings College London Society & former finalist from UK’s ExFactor. The highlight of the day was the award ceremony for innercity youth at disadvantaged schools in London, England and school supply give-a-ways. This is just one of the many events that I have been involved with since the start of S.E.A. There has been benefit concerts, Feed the Homeless events for women, men and children, a Fashion Playground event for the youth in New York with MTV and Bravo TV as sponsors and many more. On BBS Arise, I also spoke about my plans for the future, which include transitioning my nonprofit into a middle charter school. I am currently working diligently to make this dream come true. Stay tuned!

A Global Perspective

I am excited to be a contributor for the Culture Vulture website as a global citizen! As I studied at King’s College London and the Catholic University in Paris, France, I am writing from a global perspective. I am excited to share my thoughts, lessons and experiences. Keep up with my blogs at http://www.culturexvulture.com/

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Dreams Girl Summit

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I was honored and humbled to speak at the S.T.E.M. Sister Summit at Tulane University. I was elated about speaking to a room full of young girls and share my experiences with them. I gave them my personal insight on college, education, self-esteem, peer pressure, bullying, traveling abroad, being versatile and most importantly showing them importance of following your passions and dreams. I hope that I planted a positive seed in all of these young ladies heart and have inspired them to explore the adventures of the world.

Global Youth Festival

Being a host and speaker at Global Youth Festival that took place at the Louis Armstrong Park in New Orleans was an amazing event! It was thrilling because there were tons of vendors from different restaurants, stores and mental health practitioner offices. Also, there was a host of resources available for the community, including Medicaid. I was ecstatic about being apart of an event so socially conscious and that catered to my hometown community’s needs. In addition, there were many amzing artist performances and speakers from all around the globe that contributed to the overall success of this event.


On December 21, 2012, I had the opportunity to empower the youth on behalf of S.E.A. by speaking to the entire student body at J.S. Clark Leadership Academy in Opelousas, Louisiana. I spoke to the students about the importance of their future, staying focused on their goals, and never succumbing to the expectations of others. As I spoke about college and furthering their education, I shared my London experience with them. During my time with the students, I reminded them about the importance of giving back to the community and to those around them. Speaking to these children was such a humbling experience and reminded me why we should always do our part in uplifting the dejected members of society.

Make your tax-deductible donation to the S.E.A. Fund today at www.sea-of-love.org

Stay update with S.E.A. as it expands globally through the social media sites:
Twitter: emergensea

Yani & The People People Benefit Concert for S.E.A.

Iyana Davis, better known by her artist name “Yani,” and her band “The People People” are major supporters and donors to the S.E.A. Fund! Yani performed at the Fashion Playground event on August 11 in Brooklyn New York and less than 24 hours later performed at the Center for Green Urbanism Center in Washington, D.C. and donated ALL proceeds to the Student Emergency Assistance (S.E.A.) Fund! 

Check out a magazine article Yani has been feautured in! She even mentions the S.E.A. Fund: http://theuntitledmag.com/2012/10/yani-the-peace-people/

Also, please learn more about Yani by visiting her website: whoisyani.com and following her on twitter @whoisyani 

Support those that support you & invest in others! Be blessed!

Fashion Playground

On August 11, 2012 an empowering event known as Fashion Playground took place in Brooklyn, New York. The event entailed a huge photo shoot for youth after getting their hair styled and cut, make up done, and dressing in clothing and jewelry donated from boutiques all throughout America. The event also focused on a plethora of possibilities that youth can pursue. The various occupations of people present included Beauty Pageant winners, Vice Presidents of Corporations, Models, a Commercial Actress, Musical Entertainers, Hair stylists, Makeup Artists, Photographers, Clothing Designers, Jewelry Designers, a Web Developer, a Barber, Business Owners, Bloggers, a TV Host, and a Founders of Non-profit Organizations. These professionals present experienced many hardships and hinderances along their path to success, and were able to uplift, empower, and encourage the youth present. The event promoted self-love, confidence, and helped to deflect low self-esteem. The youth were shown that their are people who truly care for them and want them to be their best! It is possible to do whatever you put your mind to, just look up to the ones that have succeeded throughout the world! “It does not matter where you start, but how you finish!” 

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Check out my latest interview in New York with Vocab Mag! Don’t forget to attend my event on August 11, 2012 in Brooklyn, NY! Fashion Playground- huge photoshoot for youth with photographers, barbers, hair stylists, make up artists, and clothing/jewelry boutique donations! Live performances, motivational speaking, MTV & Bravo TV raffles, tons of give-a-ways, food, & celebrity guest appearances! Buy your $10 ticket now to support! www.fashionpg.com