The AYLAcademy NOMINATIONS – Are OPEN

The Aspiring Young Leaders Academy (The AYLAcademy) is offering its first Open House at Ingleside Elementary on September 18, 2017. You are invited to join us in hearing the fantastic things we have in store for this year’s Academy.  If your daughter is in grades 1st – 5th and enrolled in a Norfolk School, contact us to RSVP for this year’s Open House.

Nomination Packets will be available for Parents to give to their daughter’s teachers on this day! Email us today for more information at officers@smgis4me.org

Parents, you may refer your daughters by sharing this page with her teacher, counselor, dean, or school administrator. Nominations must come from the school level.  So nominate today a young lady for our Academy – 1st – 5th-grade girls are eligible.
The AYLAcademy Teacher Nomination

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RECAP: The AYLAcademy, 2017

WE are so very proud of our Young Leaders of the Aspiring Young Leaders Academy (The AYLAcademy). Here’s a recap of our 2017 Academy  –

– 5 Months offering 6 Sessions | 4 Facilitators
– 42 Young Leaders Nominated (6 of which attend other Elem schools)
(1st – 5th grade female students)
– 31 Young Leaders Accepted & GRADUATED
– 15 Young Leaders received HONOR ROLL for 1st & 2nd Qtr
– 6 Young Leaders received Perfect Attendance
– 23 Mentors served as Volunteers (Students from ODU & HU)
– 3 Parent Liaisons | 1 School Liasion
– 2 Staff Members & 1 Administrative Assistant
– 3 SMG, Inc Board Members
Young Leaders WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!
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The AYLA Young Leaders at Now You’re Cooking Studio

The AYLAcademy Referral

 

For more information about The Aspiring Young Leaders Academy| The AYLAcademy | & how to submit a referral for your daughter to participate, join us at the #IPGC2k16 Conference by registering today at ImPOWERful Girls Conference

 

Destiny Anderson

When I think about Miss Destiny Anderson and her growth from a girl transitioning into the beautiful young lady you see today, I think of the documentary, “A Whisper to a Roar.”  This film tells the heroic story of courageous activists, many who were students, who used their voices & experiences of struggle, past & present to bring freedom to their people. Miss Destiny has grown to do the same.

Upon meeting Destiny, I do not believe she knew her voice. Working with her SMGIRL Sisters in various programs through the She’Matters G.I.R.L.S, Inc organization and serving as the Lead Volunteer for The Aspiring Young Leaders (AYLAcademy), helping to facilitate an after-school program with 19 first through fifth graders, she not only found her voice but recognized her level of self-esteem & now understands her worth.

Since Miss Destiny has discovered her new self, she has so much to offer. I see a different level of ambition and determination that’s evident in great leaders. I, we, her She’Matters G.I.R.L.S, Inc family is looking forward to seeing all that the newness that Destiny has to offer.

She definitely exemplifies our description of what we an SMG M.A.D. Girl should be! She’s a young lady who knows enough of who she is to make a change in herself. That change ultimately Makes A Difference in her family, her school life and her community. Miss Destiny Anderson,  #WErPROUDofU!

She’Matters GIRLS, Inc: Communication Beyond Words

SMG, Inc is passionate about grooming a generation of natural leaders. Because we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our daughters, this AYLA Session of the Aspiring Young Leaders work to perfect their public presentation and overall communication skills. They’ve learned that practice always makes better! Take a listen for yourself, let us know what you think. This is their second trail video of public speaking, how did they do?
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Let us know what you think of their progress!

 

The AYLAcademy Public Speaking: Phase II

Growing up, standing in front of our peers for many of us made us a ball of nervous energy. Today, some of our youth look at “public speaking” as an intimidating task. What we’ve done first is to make it fun, easy and simple. Starting with these easy questions for each of our AYLA Girls. We asked each Young Leader to state the following –
1. Share your name,
2. What’s your grade and age,
3. Share 1 fun fact about themselves and
4. Tell us what they’ve learned/remembered most from the Academy.

Allowing the Young Leaders to practice speaking among their AYLA Sisters in this manner takes away the pressure. Practicing often and in this manner, helps them build confidence about their skill which ultimately promotes greater presenters and speakers.

Take a glimpse at The AYLAcademy Young Leaders Public Speaking Phase II video
AYLA Public Speaking Phase II

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Committed to grooming Natural Leaders!
Dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our daughters!