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Investing In Our Future is Our Community's Rites of Passage

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 must attend all 4 days to register. 

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Gifts Of Abundant Living Symposium

WEDNESDAY 7/10/19

Umoja Breakfast/ Kujchagulia-Self Determination

8 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,
  •  Apparel (Dressing for Success)
  • Yoga
  • Emergency Survival
  • Self Defense
  •  Dating Safety and Setting Boundaries

Breakfast & Lunch will be provided


8 am - 4pm

Central United Methodist Church

THURSDAY 7/11/19

Ujima Collective Works & Responsibility/Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics

8 am - 5pm

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:

  • Gardening Basics
  •  Simple Herbal Remedies for pain management
  • Home Space management
  • Auto Savvy
  •  Budgeting & Personal Finance,
  • Debt Credit Management 
  • The Basics of Investing/Entrepreneurship

Breakfast & Lunch will be provided

8 am - 5pm

Central United Methodist Church

FRIDAY 7/12/19

Nia :Purpose /Kuumba: Creativity

8 am - 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:

  • Practical law / Knowing Their Rights
  •  Youth Leadership & Community Advocacy
  • Vocation/ College Prep Tips that save you Money
  • Holistic Beauty & Hygiene Tips
  • Basic Cooking/Meal Planning
  • Music Inspirations
  • Sacred Dance

Breakfast  & Lunch will be provided.

8 am - 5pm

Central United Methodist Church

SATURDAY 7/13/19

Imani : Faith

9am - 8pm

Central United Methodist Church

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SATURDAY 7/13/19

Imani : Faith

Youth will learn from thought leaders in the following areas:

  • Communication/Conflict Resolution
  • Eastern& Western Gift Assessment Strategies/Knowing Yourself
  • African Diasporic History

Breakfast & Lunch will be provided. A Karamu celebration dinner and presentation will be held at 6pm on the last day.


9am - 8pm

Central United Methodist Church

About Us

Carina Brown

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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.

About Us

Ayo Tolson

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African History Studies Professor

Kim Henry

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Multiple Franchise Owner or Edible Arrangements/Business Consultant /Mompreneur of 5

Cynthia Moore

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Assistant Director of Business Operations, Georgia Tech

About Us

Asha Johnson

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

Dr. Kecia Harris

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Chemist. Founder of Quin’s Dream. Young Living Essential Oils Rep.

Arica Berry

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Curriculum Development

About Us

Monique Cable

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Lead Teacher 8th Grade Campbell Middle School. EDS in Educational Leadership. PTSA President of South Cobb High School

Mallory Starling

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African Dance of the Diaspora. Holistic Fitness Instructor

Dr. Jaymee Canty

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African Women's Studies Professor

About Us

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