Young women are faced with many challenges in today’s society but have an overwhelming strength and aptitude to rise above ALL odds that are stacked against them. Young women who have a history of foster care, homelessness, victims of human trafficking or who are improvised are more at risk to succumbing to less desirable outcomes (incarceration, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancy, and dependence on government assistance) than those of their peers. We recognize this disadvantages and would like to InPower these women with the education and resources needed to strive and achieve greatness.
TIP-Wayne State in partnership with LIVE Bea-U-Tifully are hosting the Young Women InPowerED Expo. This free event* is a way for our community to InPower (empower) young women (16-21) from at-risk populations (foster youth, homeless, victims of human trafficking, juvenile justice) with information, resources, speakers, pampering, and entertainment. Topics of focus include, Beauty, Health, Identity, Finances, and most importantly Education. We would like to give these young women hope and inspire them to pursue higher education by providing the resources necessary to make their dream into a reality.
*Donations are being requested of all support staff and all other attendees that are not at-risk. All proceeds will support TIP Wayne State students and are tax-exempt.
Jacqueline Wilson is Wayne State University’s First Lady and Founding Director of the HIGH Program: Helping Individuals Go Higher— a creative initiative to help motivated, homeless or precariously housed students realize their dreams of earning a college degree. The HIGH Program enables students in crisis to get back on track by offering them assistance with housing support, tuition relief, access to transportation, textbooks, etc. Since its inception in 2013, the HIGH Program has received over 360 applications for assistance and has helped over 150 students with financial support or direct referrals to an alternative funding source. Mrs. Wilson’s work in the Detroit community has distinguished her as a Comcast Newsmaker and one of the Michigan Chronicle’s 2015 Women of Excellence. Most recently, Mrs. Wilson was honored as the 2017 ‘Most Influential African American Woman in Metropolitan Detroit by Women's Informal Network. She serves on the Board of Directors for Covenant House, a shelter for homeless youth, and is a member of the City of Detroit Homelessness Task Force Committee. Her service to her past communities includes the Professional Communications Association of Los Angeles, the Magic Johnson Foundation, and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
Carolyn Clifford is a Detroit native and graduate of Benedictine High School and Michigan State University. Ms. Clifford has been an anchor for WXYZ-DT Action News since 2002. She previously worked at TV stations in Pittsburgh PA, Raleigh, NC, Orlando, FL and Lansing, MI. Carolyn has been named "Woman of the Year" by the YWCA of Western Wayne County. She has also been honored by the Detroit City Council and Detroit Urban League for her community and volunteer work in the Metro Detroit area. One of Carolyn's passions is speaking out against domestic violence at numerous area events. She has also reached out and personally helped many victims of domestic violence. She is a 13-time Emmy Award winner, including three Emmys for Best News Anchor. She has also received awards from The Associated Press, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, and given a special tribute by the Karmanos Cancer Institute as one of their "Heroes of Breast Cancer.
Detroiter Gail Perry-Mason has come a long way, from foster care to caring for others. Gail is a respected authority in the financial industry. Add to that bestselling author and founder of Money Matters for Youth and you only get the tip of the iceberg. Her years of experience coupled with her down-to-earth, but also down-to-business style has made her a well-sought speaker and presenter. Gail maintains a packed schedule of media and speaking engagements. She regularly addresses capacity crowds educating on financial literacy and has conducted financial training sessions and workshops for companies such as Chrysler, IBM, MGM, McDonald's DTE Energy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Wells Fargo to name a few. Gail's wisdom also hit the airwaves when she co-hosted an award-winning talk show entitled, "Building Wealth," via radio broadcast of Clear Channel Station Mix 92.3, a television broadcast on Comcast Cable and Mix Money Minute also on Clear Channel Radio. She has appeared on local and national media outlets such as BET, Fox News, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR Radio. Gail is a prolific published writer and has written for local and national media. She has been featured in many publications including: Ebony, Black Enterprise, On Wall Street, CNN Money, Research Magazine, Quick and Simple-Good Housekeeping Magazine, Essence, Jet, Free Press and Detroit News, Signature, Her Magazine, Magazine Post and Associated Press. She is also the author of Girl, Make Your Money Grow! and From a Full-Figure Woman to A Seven-Figure Woman: A Woman’s Guide to Shifting her Assets. Her motto's are “Success Benefits Others First” and “Opportunity Doesn’t Happen Without Sharing.”
Our vendors have generously donated free health and beauty products and information related education, wellness, financial aid, housing and more.
TIP Wayne State
Mary K Skin Care
IT Works Distributor
WSU HIGH Program
TIANA Beaute' Emporium
Blue Cross Complete Michigan
Lips & Hips
TIP Student Org
Commission on the Status of Women
WCCCD S.M.A.R.T Program
House of Angels
If you would like to take part in our event, please fill in your details in the form below and you will be automatically registered. Event registration will close May 15th! Let's get InPowerED!
P: 313.577.0063 or 313.577.0433 E: firstname.lastname@example.org O: Wayne State University:School of Social Work: 5425 Woodward Ave :RM 101 Detroit, MI 48202