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Less than 2% of teenage mothers finish college before the age of 30, a surprising statistic. Join us for a discussion showcasing the achievements of the 2% of mothers who defied the odds. We will delve into their challenges, triumphs, and the paths they took to successful careers. Our focus will be on balancing motherhood and education. Be sure to attend this enlightening event!
 Celebration of Womanhood "From Hurt to healed" 
panel discussion & fundraiser

**dress code:
denim & white**
Luminous Beauty Bar
2975 Kingsley Dr, Pearland, TX 77584, USA
June 2, 2024, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About us:
Collegiate Mom Coalition is a grassroots non-profit organization currently based in Houston TX that serves as a source of excellence for moms pursuing their undergraduate degree by providing scholarships, programs that enhance their education, workshops to fine tune professional skills, access to resources that encourage economic growth and platforms that build social involvement. We are advocates for a family friendly university that cultivates tangible success for women in college with children.

Event Details:
We will be raffling off several items and beauty services throughout the event to raise scholarship funds for moms currently in college continuing her education. This scholarship will help them buy necessities for themselves and their babies. There will be vendors, a photobooth, music, light bites, snacks, one raffle ticket and non-alcoholic drinks included with your entry.

Doors open at 12:30pm and event starts at 1:30pm. Come in your denim & white.

Check out our Sponsors on Instagram:
@loveluminousbeauty *event venue
@lunarlensstudios *photography & videography
@theartgroupllc *photobooth

@popsocialevents *decor
@vibrant_pop_blossoms *flowers
@trzn_ *DJ

Check out our Vendors on Instagram:
@etmobilebartending *bartending
@zapologypj *permanent jewelry
@sweet_sage_kitchen *cold press juices made with love

@mommyssweettreats *Mommy's Sweet Treats & Company is a nurturing haven for mothers, offering a range of lactation support products from delicious cookie mix to insightful books and journals. Dedicated to lactation health, we strive to empower mothers on their breastfeeding journey with wholesome treats and invaluable resources. Join us as we sweeten the experience of motherhood, one cookie at a time.

Resources for Moms:
@workforcesolutions *workforce assistance for the next generation
@godslovelybutterfliesmaternity *providing teen and single mothers with items they need for their babies
@2twiceorg *bridging generational gaps and breaking generational curses

Meet the Founder:
Jasmine Robinson- Founder/Executive Direction of the Collegiate Mom Coalition in 2010 while she was attending Prairie View A&M University as an undergraduate student. She saw a need for organization to support young moms when she herself became a teen mom in 2008 at the age of 19 and again at 21. Statistically, less than 2% of teen moms graduate college by the age of 22.

She beat those odds when she graduated with her Bachelor's of Science in Architecture in 2012 and received her Master's of Community Development in 2013. Her mission is to continue to help young moms to achieve this themselves.

Originally from Houston TX, Jasmine Robinson now resides in Houston Tx with her 2 daughters Kenadie 15, Kimora 14 and her Maltese Prince. She is a former committee member of Bossbabes ATX (Future Front Texas), a non-profit organization that hosts event series, showcases, strategic collaborations and professional development programs that provide a platform of visibility, outreach and financial opportunity to 1500+ emerging women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers per year. She was also the 2018 scholarship recipient from State of the Uterus where her organization, Collegiate Mom Coalition was awarded $1,700 and was also the winner of the 2021 Werk It Awards "Barrier Breaker of the Year".

Jasmine was also selected in 2019 as one out of 245 applicants for a 2 year "Movement Mujeres" fellowship program under Deeds not words and the Jolt initiative started by former Texas Senator Wendy Davis and Jolt Executive director Cristina Tzintzun that serves as a platform for 25 women of color across the state of Texas to change the landscape of Texas Legislature.

Meet the Host:
Kia Renee- The high spirited and insightful host of "Kandid With Kia Renee," (@kandidwithkiarenee) a talk show known for its compelling discussions and lively atmosphere. As an award-winning businesswoman, she has built a successful career with her entrepreneurial ventures, earning recognition for her strategic vision and tenacity. Kia Renee’s passion and brilliance shine through in every episode, making her a beloved and influential figure in both television and business.

Meet Our Speakers/ Story Tellers:
Tiara Gosey- 32 year old native Houstonian who is the wife of a minister of music and 3 children.
She was successfully able to graduate on time with her bachelor's degree in psychology from Prairie View A&M University even though she gave birth to two of her children while in college.
Tiara is currently a certified core subject teacher for early childhood to sixth grade and studying to obtain her masters degree in curriculum and education.

Di'Shae Wimbush- As a resilient individual guided by my faith in God, I embrace life's ups and downs with steadfast self belief. Despite facing adversity, I've transformed my pain into triumph, excelling as a devoted mother, spouse, and entrepreneur. My journey is a testament to resilience and the power of unwavering determination.

Meet Our Panelists:
Shanida Little John- Professional Hairstylist and Salon Owner, fearlessly guiding and mentoring individuals through life's transitions with courage and confidence. Former finance professional turned successful beauty entrepreneur, empowering others to overcome obstacles and pursue their passions. @lovelumniousbeauty

Ellyssa Wilson- Proud mother of three boys, educator, and the passionate proprietor of Sweet Sage Kitchen.
Indulge in her cold-pressed juices crafted with fresh ingredients and an abundance of love. Follow her on Instagram @love_light_lyssa and @sweet_sage_kitchen

Sydney Sexton- Sydney Symone Sexton is the owner and Senior Attorney of Sexton Law Firm, PLLC, a general practice law firm in Houston, Texas. She is the mother of one, an activist, and philanthropist who works with grassroots organizations in Texas and in Bombardopolis, Haiti. Sydney has a passionate desire to empower men & women and close the gaps of information and opportunities for the generations to come. Follow her on Instagram @thesydsymsex and @sextonlawfirm713

Arlene Rose- Is a Post Master's Degree prepared, Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP- BC), Public Health Nurse, holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education, owns a virtual mental health practice - The Rose Yarde, and has 8 years of psychiatry experience practicing with children, adolescents and adults.
Prior to her work in psychiatry, she worked as a registered nurse for 11 years with a bulk of her experience working in the Neuro-Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in my native hometown - Los Angeles, California.
She is a mother of 6 striving to be a partner in recovery by promoting self-care, education, and supportive physical health resources in addition to psychiatric care; her personal mission is to prevent deaths by suicide and to empower individuals and their loved ones to understand, manage, and overcome mental health struggles. Follow her on Instagram @nurserose_

Empress Symone-The Millennial Preemie Mom and Business Doula She is a Dallas, Texas natives who has based her business practice by expanding on the metaphor of the stages of birth to encompass the entire process of starting a business offering an insightful framework that most women can relate to. PVAMUA graduate with a BBA in Marketing. She is a living witness that when God gives you a VISION, you DO NOT have to have "ALL" of your ducks aligned. AS SEEN ON: Shoutoutdfw- VoyageDallas- Cw33- She is also a designer at the Graphic Doula and founder of My NICU Story. Foller her on Instagram @theempresssymone

Yassy Brown Gonzalez- Houston Native born & Raised in Acres Home, Now reside in Katy,Tx. She is the Founder/Owner & Creative Director of Haus of Brown Productions, Fashion Haus, Yassy Model Workshop, Women in Suits, and Moms of Htx. She is the wife of Omar Gonzalez, Proud mother of Brayden & Kai. Over the past Thirteen years, Yassy Brown has been one of Houston’s Runway Extraordinaire Coaches. She has made a Platform for Houston's Fashion & Networking scene since 2010 by giving Models, Photographers, Designers, & Interns opportunities to make a name for themselves and to show what talent Houston has to offer in the industry.

Yassy has a passion for philanthropy, helping others, giving back to the community, Supporting Mothers, Uplifting women in business and EntreprenuHERS. Yassy's Contributions to the city of Houston has led her to receiving The Certificate of Congressional Recognition By Sheila Jackson Lee, A Personal Letter of Recognition by Houston Mayor Sylvestor Turner, Proclamation for September 5th, 2022 is now Yasmin (Yassy) Brown Day in the city of Houston, Community giveback Congressional Recognition, Women Empowerment Award, Fashion in the rising award, and Fashion Executive of the year. Yassy has made a positive Impact on the lives of countless individuals across the world by speaking to young women and men about confidence, Self Love, Mental Health, creating a business, brand marketing, fashion, and roles other than being a Model, Helping with YMCA Downtown, Star of Hope Youth Center, Social Good in Action community outreach and Giving Food to Mothers & Children Shelters. Yassy has also worked with 50 cents (Curtis Jackson) G-Unity Foundation and Houston Independent School District, with support from Horizon Group International for the 2022-2023 school year as a Mentor lab coach to teach them about Fashion, Marketing, Branding & Business.

With a remarkable track record, she has crafted and elevated so many people in the Houston industry, Yassy Brown Gonzalez has no plans on stopping soon and is just getting started! Follow her on Instagram @yassy.brown and @hausofbrown

Derranisha Taylor- I am a proud mother of three two girls and a baby boy. I am a teen mom who has overcome many challenges and other adversities along the way. I am passionate and committed to helping others with being transparent about healing and what it is taking me to heal to become the best version of myself for not only myself but my children. Follow her on Instagram @takmom3_

Thank you to our Sponsors
A special thank you to our sponsors who are donating their time to this event. We are beyond grateful and thankful for them! Without their selfless acts of kindness this event would not have been possible. Through the grace of God we are able to put on amazing events and give back to our community.

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