When I think of this young lady, Miss Jordan Rome, I reflect from whence she’s come and smile at the quote, “She believed she could, so she did!” In the face of achieving all, she’s set to accomplish and so much more.
From receiving her first NO after try-outs on the volleyball team, Jordan was determined to make her mark in middle school sports. Growing up with asthma and eczema and having to take medication with steroids to control and or calm down flare-ups, Jordan was ready to shed her shell of the chubby, cute little girl to redefine herself as a healthier pre-teen. Determined to stay active, she sought to assist the cheerleaders as the team manager. One yes, turned over that no and she has not looked back since.
From running the 200-meter medley to being a year round cheerleader and maintaining the demands of her JROTC Command, Jordan manages to uphold her scholastic accomplishments of being an honor student and a leader among her peers. Among her other achievements this year, she’s been inducted into the National Honor Society, prepared to serve her third year as an officer in her high school’s Latin club all while maintaining her position in JROTC. Her greatest accomplishment this summer attests to her strength, ability and worth as she received her driver’s permit and was selected out of 300 plus students in Norfolk the opportunity to participate in the City of Norfolk’s Summer Apprenticeship program, Norfolk Emergent Leaders (NEL). In the midst of maintaining all of these activities, Jordan continued to serve as She’Matters GIRLS, Inc’s Jr. Executive Director. With the help of her Sisters, together they’ve implemented programs, set policies, attended Town Hall Meetings, volunteered with partnering organizations and local law enforcement programs and mentored their younger Sisters of the Aspiring Young Leaders (AYLAcademy).
Jordan understands that the sky has no limits and she’s prepared to receive all she can from life’s experiences. She is truly a young lady on the move and for that and so much more, Jordan WE are proud of you!
Congratulations to one of our own SMGiRLS, Miss Ayo M. Clark. As a graduating senior from Norview High School, class of 2016, Ayo’s shy personality and quick wit captured the hearts and attention of those she encountered.
Not only was she her class’ Salutatorian, but during the school year, Ayo held the highest GPA of all athletes for both the Fall & Winter seasons while playing Field Hockey, tutoring her peers in Chemistry and other subjects, receiving induction in the National Honor Society and holding down her position as a Junior Officer, Jr. Assistant Deputy Director, with the She’Matters GIRLS, Inc organization. During her tenure in this position, she helped her Sisters implement two conferences, volunteer as teen mentors for the Aspiring Young Leaders Academy (AYLAcademy) at Ingleside Elementary, served as the Host and MC to the organization’s first Mother-Daughter Chat and so much more.
Ayo was and is an asset to our organization! Her presence will be missed! Although she’s just a few miles away attending to her studies at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA where she plans to study Biology & aspects of Medical development, we hope she will drop in to visit us as often as possible. Her influence is contagious!!
To our community partners, the Members of the Professionals Under Forty Network (P40) on Thursday, May 5th. They helped us raise awareness for our organization and programs. Thank you P40 Members, Sponsors and Guest and the Staff at the Barrel Room 437 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA for all of your support!
For more information about P40 or on how to become a member, visit their website at http://www.p40network.com/#connect
Wishing you a peaceful and blessed #MemorialDay weekend. Let’s not forget those who laid down their lives for us! Rejoice! Enjoy this day/weekend! Be blessed & safe! And always remember their service and sacrifices for us!
Come out for an evening of great fun, networking and meet and greet for a cause with She’Matters GIRLS, Inc., P40 Network and so many other young professionals. Join us for after hour fun. Bring plenty of business cards.
Your DONATIONS help SMG, Inc make a difference in the lives of girls and young women within our community. They are our leaders of tomorrow!
THANK YOU to Greater 24 People’s List for awarding She’Matters GIRLS (SMG), Inc for their 2016 Inspiration Award.
Greater24 People’s List represents the individuals, organizations and special groups recognized for their positive actions that impact our society. The award was presented to SMG, Inc from the Greater24 Positive World Network. This is the first positive communications network that fuses media, social engagement campaigns and project development together to impact a global community.
Congratulations again She’Matters GIRLS, Inc for receiving this auspicious award! Continue to make a difference.
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The She’Matters GIRLS, Inc Facebook PageCelebrating the 1st Annual Martin Luther King (MLK) Day Celebration of Service. The purpose of this event is to connect non-profit organizations to the community. This MLK Day Celebration of Service Mixer will begin with a procession from the MLK Monument at the intersection of Church Street and Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk, VA to Palms Gardens Restaurant.
Special Menu items and beverages will be available for purchase.
It’s a DAY PARTY with a purpose!
Interested in finding out more about She’Matters GIRLS, Inc, what we do and the programs we offer, join us and other organizations during the
1st Annual MLK Day Celebration of Service.
(always making a difference)
From the SMG, Inc family to yours, we’re wishing you an enjoyably blessed and prosperous New Year. Release the old from 2015 and incorporate new habits and goals for a new beginning. The best is yet to come!