People Helping People: Entirely Women

A long-time friend, Karen Palka, recently invited me write a blog post for a collaborative effort — Entirely Women — she developed with 102.3 FM WGRT, Port Huron’s family radio station. Entirely Women, which went live in November, is an online community — for women — that entertains, inspires and informs. Karen is also Founder and Executive Director of A Beautiful Me®, a 501c3 charitable organization that fosters girls’ self-esteem in  3rd-12th grade through uniquely developed, interactive workshops. She and I became friends at a luncheon the Greater Romeo-Washington Chamber of Commerce hosted in 2004. Her creative talents as well as her advocacy for building girls’ self-esteem, for her community and for her friends inspires all.

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Empowering Self-Esteem in Girls

 

https://kateschannel.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/empowering-self-esteem-in-girls/

 

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The Most Disturbing Post Yet…

This is the second piece I have read about how the Common Core standards are not helping students.

The Indignant Teacher

Hello, America!! As I sit here enjoying the 86 degree daily sunshine & palm trees in Dubai, UAE, I am thinking of my friends and family in Boston, where I understand winter is upon them. As much as I continue to be homesick, I do not miss the impending winter weather, and have decided to focus on the good in my life instead of whining!

I have – just this week – settled into the position for which I was hired here in Dubai…the SEN Coordinator. I must admit I am glad to be out of the first grade classroom in which I was covering since arriving here on October 8th (which happened to also be my big 4-0). I will post later about the task I am currently facing in that capacity, but for now I wanted to share with readers a recent – and utterly disturbing – post…

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Six Sentence Monday: Entry #14

Four days until holiday season 2013 commences. But, most have already succumbed to the frenzy. Even my children are begging for a Christmas motif. Honestly, Thanksgiving is by far my favorite. The traditions it encourages are simple. Be thankful, spend time with family — close and extended — eat, drink, and watch the Detroit Lions play football.

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Entry #13

Entry #12

Entry #11

Six Sentence Monday: Entry #13

Two life-long friends from my days at Western Michigan University spent Sunday afternoon with me. One I have not seen for years despite my sister being married to her cousin. The distance of our homes and personal routines ceased to exist. Conversation flowed; as did the wine . It was as if no time had passed between previous meetings. That’s how it is with such amazing, loving, wonderful good friends.

Six Sentence Monday: Entry #11

What is beauty? I cannot answer that. Everyone looks at the world with their own eyes. Each views people, places, and things from a perspective of personal experiences, history and media influences. What is beauty to me? A Beautiful Me®, a 501c3 charitable organization that fosters girls’ self-esteem, is at the top of my list.

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People Helping People: Empowering Self-Esteem in Girls

A local friend, business-owner turned founder and director of A Beautiful Me®, is on a mission. Since January 2009, Karen Palka and her group, A Beautiful Me, have offered self-esteem-building workshops to empower youth and strengthen communities. A Beautiful Me is a 501c3 charitable organization that fosters girls’ self-esteem in  3rd-12th grade through uniquely developed, interactive workshops.

On Sunday, November 10, A Beautiful Me presents its 3rd Annual Avant Garde Hair Show Event and Fundraiser. This family-friendly fundraising event showcases Michigan hair stylists and avant-garde hair created on everyday women.  This unique fundraiser supports the mission of A Beautiful Me, which is to empower youth in knowing they are beautiful — inside & out…confident, respected and loved!  Last year the event tripled in size from the first year with participants and attendees from SEVEN COUNTIES in Michigan (Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Wayne & Washtenaw).

The Hair Show Event and Fundraiser takes place at Zuccaro’s Banquet Hall, on Gratiot N. of M59, Chesterfield, MI. Doors open 3:00 pm, Dinner 3:30 pm, Hair Show 4:30 pm.

Tickets are $55 per person. To learn more, visit the Avante Garde Hair Detroit Facebook Page.

Click here to purchase tickets