2018 S.W.A.G.G. Awards

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You're making strides in your school, home & community.  You're committed to making a difference, you're determine to succeed.  

Allow us to shower you with the applause and accolades you so greatly deserve.

You're a Damsel Rising.

Click on the link below and tell us your story.


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​​​​Due to a large outpouring of responses, we have changed the Award Ceremony date to APRIL 29, 2018.  The Submission deadline is now MARCH 24, 2018

For Further Information

contact: LadyPamela Damon

718-530-8935 LadyPamela@TalithaCumiAcademy.org



WHY WE NEED YOU
By not acknowledging the accomplishments of our girls, we have failed to tap into the vast talent pool in the world. Rigid gender roles and classifications have not helped but stunted their growth.  It is time for girls to step up to the plate, step out of the box, break the glass ceiling, stretch themselves, expand their territories and cast their nets into the deep. To this end, Talitha Cumi Urban Etiquette Academy™ endeavors to provide an outlet for girls ages 7 to 19 to develop healthy esteem, positive body image,  leadership and job preparedness skills through mentoring and training. It is our belief girls at these ages  are most vulnerable to falling by the wayside. We want to do our part to make sure girls succeed & exceed. 
IN SHORT, WE NEED YOUR HELP IN ACKNOWLEDGING, UPLIFTING AND CELEBRATING GIRLS!

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With peer pressure, low self-esteem, misguided media role models, it is no wonder so many girls lose sight of their value. But then there's that girl, that "Damsel" who has set the bar high and rises to the top in her school, her community, her church, her home. Her peers look up to her, her teachers applaud her, her community is in awe of her.  She is making  a difference in her community; maybe she has created a unique community service project, maybe she stood up to a bully, maybe she helps her single mother with her siblings, maybe she is struggling with an ailment. She is not the standard girl, she is a Damsel rising,  
She makes us proud, with her can do attitude and positive outlook.


Who is this Damsel Rising?.

 Here at Talitha Cumi Urban Etiquette and Leadership Academy  we strongly believe our future depends on the success of our girls.  Keeping that fact in mind our focus is empowering, impacting and encouraging girls.  Through the "S.W.A.G.G.  Awards" and our numerous programs, we are showing girls they are  valued & supported.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS All nominees must attend:

* the 2018  S.W.A.G.G. Awards event to be considered for an award

* two nominations completed

* submit  entry essay entitled "I Am....) by March 24, 2018

*  participate in the nominee interview and rehearsal

Help us celebrate  girls ages 10-19 

The  ​​NOMINATION


Do you know a Damsel Rising?  She is a girl between the ages of 9 and 19 and she is doing great things in her community, in her school, in her life.  Doing what she should-doing & being the best she can! She isn't afraid to win because she knows her worth. At such a tender age, already her actions speak for themselves.  Her name is on the tip of your tongue. Nominate this girl today and let it be known that you value and support her.


WHO MAY NOMINATE ?

Nominations must be received by March 24, 2018:
Counselors,  Teachers, Principals, Pastors, Youth & Civic Leaders, Community Leaders, Business Leaders, Local Politicians  Coaches. Parents, Family Members, Classmates, Peers.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BE NOMINATED? Young girls who:
*are between ages 9 and 19 years old
*embodies the qualities of a leader
*are attempting to reach higher
*have a dream of succeeding
*are making a difference in their homes, schools, church









WHAT IS THE JUDGING CRITERIA?
We are seeking outstanding young girls who have exemplified excellence in their lives.  We are seeking the young girl who shows respect for others, who has/is overcoming the odds within her life, who has shown remarkable growth.  We're seeking the damsel who is rising to the top in the following areas:
COMMUNITY
SCHOOL
CHARACTER
PHILANTHROPY
INNOVATION
LEADERSHIP
ENTREPRENEURSHIP


All Nominees and Award Recipients will be reviewed by the Talitha Cumi Urban Etiquette and Leadership Academy Board of Advisors.   

All decisions are made solely by the Talitha Cumi Urban Etiquette Academy  Board of Advisors.  All decisions are final.


Along with the 2018 S.W.A.G.G. Award Certificates  there will be 3 exceptional young damsels selected  to receive the:

Pink Glove Award for outstanding community service

Peer-to-Peer Award for outstanding leadership among her peers

S.W.A.G.G. Award  for overcoming all the odds against her and has made get strides to succeed.