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College Prep

Virtual HBCU Tour

 Lincoln & Howard University 

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The virtual school tour will provide young ladies with the opportunity to learn about admissions eligibility requirements for both Howard and Lincoln University, regarding the application process to become a competitive applicant applying to an HBCU college, how to get involved in campus initiatives, financial aid and scholarships literacy, and finally, a virtual tour of the Howard campus.

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Facilitators

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Deja Daniel

Déja A. Daniel is a Junior Criminology and Spanish Double Major, Political Science Minor at Howard University from Atlanta, GA by way of Tallahassee, FL. Déja is actively involved in several campus organizations as she serves as the Vice President of External Affairs of Revolt, Inc., the Team Leader of the Howard University Up to Us team, and the Treasurer of the Howard CHAARG Chapter. She is also a member of the Howard University Pre-Law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, Reformed University Fellowship, the Howard Section of the National Council of Negro Women, the Women’s Chamber, and the Howard University Lion’s Club Chapter.

 

Through Déja’s involvement in her campus community, she devotes additional time mentoring and tutoring students at Cardozo Education Campus in Washington, D.C. Déja aspires to become a bilingual criminal defense attorney to advocate on behalf of incarcerated individuals who have been falsely accused and wrongfully convicted of crimes. Déja aims to be in a position where she can level the playing field for innocent defendants to not be unlawfully jailed for offenses they did not commit. After years of service as an attorney, Déja’s goal is to be appointed as a judge to uphold the laws of the land in a way that benefits all, while exercising judicial sensitivity to the many prejudices of the U.S. legal system. In Déja’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, listening to 90s R&B, Gospel, and Hip-Hop music, creating outfits, exercising, singing, dancing, binge-watching tv series with her brother and dad, and volunteering to causes that help the less fortunate.

Lyric Amodia

With an African American and Filipina background, Lyric Z. Amodia was born in Okinawa, Japan, but has a multicultural upbringing. After living in Japan briefly, she spent most of her upbringing in Germany, which has cultivated her passion for travel and servant leadership. In her travels, Lyric has been a witness to humanitarian issues across the globe. With each crisis she observed, she became more committed to directly helping communities in need. In 2020, she founded a nonprofit organization called The Movement Street Organization, Inc. The Movement Street provides valuable services to various communities nationwide while fostering nurturing relationships amongst community members. Lyric is a senior political science major at the illustrious Howard University in Washington, D.C. While at Howard, Lyric has served as the 2020-2021 event coordinator for Howard University’s College of Arts and Sciences, is a proud member of The Ladies of The Quad Social Club, First Vice President and Parliamentarian for The Howard University Pre-Law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, a member of Black Girls Vote, and the Fundraising Chair of Howard University’s FIDM Fashion Club.  Most recently, Lyric became an esteemed member of Alpha Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Lyric prides herself on helping others by being a constant advocate for change and a voice for the voiceless. In addition to her passion for change, she is free-spirited, vivacious, and adventurous.

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Lyric Amodia

With an African American and Filipina background, Lyric Z. Amodia was born in Okinawa, Japan, but has a multicultural upbringing. After living in Japan briefly, she spent most of her upbringing in Germany, which has cultivated her passion for travel and servant leadership. In her travels, Lyric has been a witness to humanitarian issues across the globe. With each crisis she observed, she became more committed to directly helping communities in need. In 2020, she founded a nonprofit organization called The Movement Street Organization, Inc. The Movement Street provides valuable services to various communities nationwide while fostering nurturing relationships amongst community members. Lyric is a senior political science major at the illustrious Howard University in Washington, D.C. While at Howard, Lyric has served as the 2020-2021 event coordinator for Howard University’s College of Arts and Sciences, is a proud member of The Ladies of The Quad Social Club, First Vice President and Parliamentarian for The Howard University Pre-Law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, a member of Black Girls Vote, and the Fundraising Chair of Howard University’s FIDM Fashion Club.  Most recently, Lyric became an esteemed member of Alpha Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Lyric prides herself on helping others by being a constant advocate for change and a voice for the voiceless. In addition to her passion for change, she is free-spirited, vivacious, and adventurous.

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Sabria Hendricks

SaBria Hendricks, 24, is currently the Senior Recruitment Coordinator for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Lincoln University of Missouri. She graduated from Lincoln University of Missouri in May of 2020 with a bachelor's in Business Administration. She spends part of her time in the office processing Admissions applications and working with current students while other time is spent traveling to different high schools and telling students about the good graces of her Alma mater. SaBria Hendricks is dedicated to articulating all of the opportunities Lincoln University has to offer!

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“I CAN” College Prep Crash Course Sessions  

Led by Howard student "Deja Daniels," a top-ranked scholarship award recipient & College Nannies and Tutors.

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Participants in this workshop will conduct research on a website or app in order to create and present paper prototypes to their peers. Participants will be able to collaborate with professional STEM women and participate in hands-on STEM learning and activities that will help them advance them for the pitch competition.


Some of our participants will be chosen to compete in the app design competition at the I AM 4:Thirteens Girl Boss conference.
The chosen girls will be paired with a mentor who will assist them in developing their presentation for the app design competition. 
 
Register for the Marvel App before the workshop!
 
Registration fee includes: ($20)
·         Breakfast / Snacks
·         Equipment
·         Materials and Supplies

facilitators

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Kiersten Jackson

Kiersten enjoys helping others. She enjoys advocating for those who are unable to speak for themselves. She is a quick learner who enjoys trying new things. Kiersten is a well-rounded individual with a variety of skill sets to offer, and she enjoys being a part of opportunities that foster growth and creativity.

Crishemma Livingston

Program Administrator: Crishemma Livingston works as an Application Specialist at Burns & McDonnell Engineering Consulting firm. A Kansas City native, she graduated from Center Senior High school and went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political science from Howard University. As a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), Crishemma hopes to create and fill the pipeline of STEM professionals with minority youth. 

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A blast from the past programs!

Thank you to the facilitators who volunteered their time, and services to meet the needs of our participants.

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COLLEGE PREP

Thank you to UMKC Bloch School of Management for sponsoring our fall program sessions. This partnership was established in 2021, and we are excited to have them be a sponsor at the Self- Made Girl Boss Conference to help adequately prepare young ladies for entrepreneurship and leadership skills.

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UMKC Sister Circle: Sister Circle is an organization on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus whose purpose is to provide unity amongst women on campus and to provide young women with a positive environment to discuss social, personal, and academic topics.

The participants will experience the opportunities at the union and learn why the student union is one of the best values in higher education. Girls will learn about future careers and discover how