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VISION

A Kwanzaa principle centered, life skills enrichment symposium designed to empower youth and families with holistic tools that support abundant living and community engagement. Located in Atlanta, GA

CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

501 MITCHELL ST. SW.

ATLANTA, GA 30314

FREE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS

 Designed for youth age 13-18.  Participants age 15 and under should bring a chaperone ( preferably a parent or mentor). No more than 1 chaperone per participant. However a chaperone can register more than one participant. Participants are encouraged to attend all 3 days to register. Deadline July 7, 2019.

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Our Partners

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Gifts Of Abundant Living Symposium

WEDNESDAY 7/10/19

Umoja Breakfast/ Kujchagulia-Self Determination

9 am - 4pm

Central United Methodist Church

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WEDNESDAY 7/10/19

Umoja Breakfast/ Kujchagulia-Self Determination

Youth  will be engaged in several interactive and hands on workshops that include:

  • Etiquette/Civility
  • Emergency Survival/Self Defense
  •  Relationships/ Boundaries/Safety
  • Creative Writing & You
  • Relationships/Boundaries/Safety
  • Know Thyself

Light Breakfast & Lunch will be provided


9 am - 4pm

Central United Methodist Church

THURSDAY 7/11/19

Ujima Collective Works & Responsibility/Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics

9 am - 4pm

Central United Methodist Church

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THURSDAY 7/11/19

Ujima Collective Works & Responsibility/Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics

Youth will be engaged in several interactive and hands on workshops which include:

  • Sustainability & Urban Gardening
  •  Simple Essential Oil Remedies
  • Auto Savvy
  • Personal Finance/Credit Management 
  • Our History/Legacy

Light Breakfast & Lunch will be provided

9 am - 4pm

Central United Methodist Church

FRIDAY 7/12/19

Nia :Purpose /Kuumba: Creativity

9am - 5pm

Central United Methodist Church

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FRIDAY 7/12/19

Nia :Purpose /Kuumba: Creativity

Youth will engage in dialogue with civic leaders and community leaders to learn:

  • Interacting with Law Enforcement/Knowing Your Rights
  •  Youth Leadership & Community Advocacy
  • Vocation/ College Prep Tips That Save You Money
  • Healthy Hair & Hygiene Tips
  • Music Inspirations
  • Sacred Dance

Dinner will be provided.

9am - 5pm

Central United Methodist Church

Our Team

Carina Brown

Carina Ayiesha is a Transmedia Artist, Holistic Beauty consultant and Natural Hair Designer.

CEO of Carina's Studios. Holistic Beauty Consultant. Transmedia Artist

Pastor Christy Rae Robinson

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Founder of CR8tive Ministries/ Certified Doula Practitioner/Holistic Educator

Sher'ree Kellogg

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Our Compliance and Control Director in the financial services industry.

Our Team

Ayo Tolson

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African History Studies Professor

Kim Henry

Kim Henry. Multiple Edible Arrangements Franchise Owner. CoFounder S.T.E.A.M. Revolution

Multiple Franchise Owner or Edible Arrangements/Business Consultant /CoFounder S.T.E.A.M. Revolution 

Cynthia Moore

Cynthia Moore Assistant Director of Business Operations, Georgia Tech

Assistant Director of Business Operations, Georgia Tech

Our Team

Asha Johnson

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Girl Scout/  Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) /Entrepreneur

Dr. Kecia Harris

Dr. Kecia Harris. Biomedical Scientist. Founder of Quinn’s Dream.Young Living Essential Oils.

Biomedical Scientist. Founder of Quinn’s Dream.Young Living Essential Oils Business Owner

Arica Berry

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Curriculum Development  Consultant

Our Team

Clithon Rice Jr. & Michele Rice

Michele Rice

Sponsors/Advisors

Mallory Starling

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African Dance of the Diaspora. Holistic Fitness Instructor

Our Team

Rev. Dr. Michelle Meggs

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Ratchet Womanist. Believer in Black Girl Magic. 

Officer Vielka Adelina Moreno

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Air Force. Atlanta Police Officer. Aviation Engineer

La’Darius Jackson

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CEO of LJE. Public Speaker. Digital Marketing Specialist. Entrepreneur

Our Team

Jocelin Savage

Jocelin Savage Creative Writing & You Workshop

Creative Writing and Advocacy

Dr. Tracey Adams Ed.D, LCPC

Dr. Tracey Adams. Ed.D.,LCPC. Founder of Rasidi Consulting LLC. Licensed Mental Health Therapist.

Founder of Rasidi Consulting LLC. Licensed Mental Health Therapist. Instructor at Grand Canyon University.

Councilman Mark Baker

Councilman Mark Baker. 7th District for the City of South Fulton.

Mayor Pro Tem, 7th  District  Councilman for the City Of South Fulton, GA

Our Team

Kai Evans

Kai Evans Civility trainer and founder of Total U Skin & Body Wellness Spa in Smyrna, Ga.

Wellness & Civility Expert. Founder of Total U Skin & Body Wellness Spa in Smyrna, GA

Liza Milagro

Liza Milagro, Resilience & Sustainability Manager for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Resilience & Sustainability Manager for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Our Team

Monica Nelson

Monica Nelson Chorus & Elementry music Instructor. Founder and Director of Atlanta Children’s Choir

Chorus & Elementary Music Instructor for City of Decatur Schools System. Founder and Director of Atlanta Children’s Choir

Dr. Stephanie G. Merrick, PhD

Dr. Stephanie Giles-Merrick, SAS Institute Consulting & Training Solutions Always Simple President

SAS Institute Consulting & Training

Solutions Always Simple President & CEO. Training* Facilitation* Public Speaker