Join the Detroit Division as we host our very first event. As self-worth is one of our core values, we are excited to encourage young girls of Detroit to stand firm in who they are, fearlessly. When girls are unafraid to be who they are, they grow to be strong women of virtue. Come out and see just how important it is to let your OWN light shine.
Guest speakers, Danielle D. Hughes and Taylor R. Harrell will be sharing their personal experiences, and give us insight as to how they grew to be the dynamic women they are today!
ABOUT DANIELLE HUGHES As one of the nation's most promising and emerging young leaders, Danielle D. Hughes, a Native of Detroit, Michigan; has made it her mission to advocate on behalf of our youth to ensure the advancement of our future generations. In addition to her passion for advocating, she is also a social entrepreneur and journalist. She is the Co-Founder of Detroit Speaks, a rising non- profit organization with a mission of inspiring youth in Metro Detroit to increase social awareness, community involvement, and achieve their dreams.
ABOUT TAYLOR R. HARRELL Taylor R. Harrell, a Detroit native, is considered by many to be one of the most fearless and forthright leaders of her time in the Metro Detroit area. Reared by a single mother, Taylor moved out of her hometown, which is coined as Michigan’s poorest and most dangerous zip code, 48205, to a predominately white suburb outside the city limits. Growing up in the L’Anse Creuse Public School system, Taylor learned at an early age what racism was and how it felt to be discriminated against just because of the color of her skin. She gained a reputation as a daring and outspoken advocate for justice and equality by the tender age of nine. Even more, she realized that there was a stark contrast in the resources provided at her suburban school than had been provided at her Detroit Public School. As the years and days passed, Taylor continued to face many challenges with discrimination; and promised herself that once she graduated from school, she would fight to protect those who couldn’t fight for themselves and be a voice for the voiceless.