|Kanon celebrating with Auntie Mika-Eastern Conference Champs 2008.|
Through the Catch the Stars foundation, I had an incredible opportunity to meet and impact so many young people. Now that my life has changed , I've had to take a few steps back so I haven't been able to volunteer and be a part of our programs like I was in the first few years.
Of all of the programs we had, the one I miss most is our STARS program. It stood for Sisters Teaching And Reaching Sisters and was an 8-week program for 12-16 year old girls. We met once a week and focused on topics ranging from self-esteem, assertiveness, goal setting, hygiene, money management, career exploration, fitness and so much more.
I truly bonded with the young ladies in our program and although I was in a leadership position, I learned so much from them too. I vividly remember creating Vision Boards with the girls during a session about focusing on your future.
It's amazing to think that 5 years later my life feels complete and I have accomplished the goals (from my 2005 vision board) that I set for myself-marrying a wonderful man, having two beautiful children, buying a house and the list goes on. Vision boards truly work!!
One of my goals for 2011 is to get back into a community service mindset and looking for ways to connect with and make an impact in the lives of others. Despite being blessed with two incredible boys, I have strong girly desire to mentor a little sister. I will definitely keep you guys posted on what avenue I choose and I strongly encourage you to get involved in your community by making a difference in someone's life.
We are so blessed and have so much to share-please don't be selfish...give back!