MISS TEEN PROMISE ASSIST WITH WORKSHOP AT THE 2014 SOUTHWEST ANNUAL PHI DELTA KAPPA YOUTH CONFERENCE
The weekend of February 28- March 2, Little Rock was the host city for the 2014 Southwest Annual Phi Delta Kappa Annual Youth Conference. Over 300 young female and male high school students from Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas attended.
The students participated in a variety of activities including workshops to assisting them in developing into positive and productive young adults.
Mrs. Evangeline Parker-Guest, Teen Promise Inc., Founder & Executive Director, presented the "Resume Building & Interviewing Tips" workshop for the females. "The number one resume tip I would like to share with you is make sure you select a resume format that will showcase your skills and experience the best," said Parker-Guest. "Do your research and learn about the company and the job you applied for before you go to the interview," added Parker-Guest.
The highly interactive workshop was jammed packed with tips and tools to assist the teens in developing an effective resume. Parker-Guest got every teen involved in the learning process. Throughout the workshop, teens had the opportunity to earn a special gift presented by MyKala Wallace, Miss Teen Promise 2013. She distributed custom designed pens to assist the teens in developing their resume drafts.
The workshop was very well received by the teens and adult chaperones in attendance. Other workshop presenters included: Amanda Underwood and Beverly Thrasher.
A special THANK YOU to Ms. Davicia Phillips and the ladies of Phi Delta Kappa-Gamma Nu Chapter for including Teen Promise Inc.
Senator Linda Chesterfield Donates $2,000 to the Miss Teen Promise Program
Senator Linda Chesterfield makes donation to the Miss Teen Promise program.
Teen Promise Incorporated started the year off with excitement being one of several organizations in Central Arkansas to receive a grant donation from Senator, Linda Chesterfield, D-Little Rock.
During a recent segment of the “Broadway Joe Morning Show” on Power 92.3 FM, a media sponsor of the Miss Teen Promise program, Senator Chesterfield presented a check in the amount of $2,000 to Evangeline Parker-Guest, Founder & Executive Director of Teen Promise Incorporated.
“I chose Miss Teen Promise because it provides a positive mechanism for young ladies to reach their full potential,” said Chesterfield. “By helping our girls develop communication skills, coping skills and the poise to engage in public discourse, opens vistas that will have a lasting impact on their lives."
Senator Chesterfield ended the presentation by thanking Parker-Guest for her vision!
“Praise God and thank you so much for supporting the Teen Promise program,” said Parker-Guest. “We have begun our recruitment phase for the 17th Annual Miss Teen Promise Female Preparatory & Scholarship program; and, this donation will help us reach and teach more females.”
Parker-Guest remembered seeing Senator Chesterfield at the 16th Annual Miss Teen Promise Scholarship Competition; and, remembered the senator stating that she wanted to do something to support the work of Miss Teen Promise.
“Senator Chesterfield is known to be a woman of her word; and, she has really proven that with her support of the Teen Promise program,” said Parker-Guest.
The mission of the Miss Teen Promise program is to teach females how to become more positive, poised, professional, productive and polished young ladies and provide them scholarship funds for higher education. To date, over 250 females have participated in Teen Promise programs with over $80,000 awarded in scholarships and prizes.
The grant funds will be used to support the Miss Teen Promise Female Preparatory Workshops that begin in June. During the workshops, females between the age 6 and 18 will be taught positive life-skills including: How to become a STAR student, effective interviewing skills, how to handle stressful situations, resume’ writing, dressing for success, and much more.
This holiday season, Miss Teen Promise 2013, MyKala Wallace and Miss Teen Promise Princess 2013, Courtlyn Clark kicked off their Christmas holiday in service at the Watershed. Known as the world's first "social hospital," the Watershed helps those in need.
Before arriving at the Watershed on Monday, December 23, Courtlyn and MyKala collected food. Along with the Teen Promise donation of canned food items and the royalty collection of food items, enough food was donated by Teen Promise to assist the Watershed in feeding at least 25 families during the Christmas holiday. The duo didn't stop there, they also donated 4 hours to help distribute toys so that other children would have a Merry Christmas!
MyKala's day started at 7:00 a.m. with an interview on the Broadway Joe Morning Show! When asked why she supports the Watershed? MyKala shared that she wanted to help others so she worked with her church family to collect non-perishable food items to make sure those in need had food at Christmas.
Courtlyn was smiles all morning long because she said she knew she was helping those less fortunate have a good Christmas!
When asked what was the most important thing learned from their volunteer service? "We distributed toys for children between the ages of 13 and 17; and, we realize that if it were not for the Watershed the children on the Watershed Toy List would not have anything for Christmas."
A special Thank You to Rev. Stewart and the Watershed for inviting Teen Promise,Inc. to serve at the world's first social hospital the Watershed! Also, a special Thank You to the Teen Promise parents and family members for supporting this service effort!
Photographer: Patrick Guest
Reporting for Teen Promise News Eignav!
Miss Teen Promise kicked off the holiday season at the 2013 Little Rock Annual Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade. Sponsored by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, the parade was held Saturday, December 14 in downtown Little Rock.
Thank you to the Teen Promise parents and royalty for braving the cold temperature. A special Teen Promise THANK YOU to the drivers and transportation sponsors. For Miss Jr. Teen Promise, Nicole Barnes her parents Keith and Nikki Barnes; Little Miss Teen Promise Shaniaa' Seldon and Miss Teen Promise Princess Courtlyn Clark their transportation was provided by Evangeline Parker-Guest.
A special Teen Promise THANK YOU to Ken and Laura Martin for continuing their over a decade long tradition of providing Miss Teen Promise transportation.
MyKala Wallace, Miss Teen Promise 2013 and all of the royalty were beautiful representatives of the Miss Teen Promise program!
Santa arrived early for the Miss Teen Promise royalty they received Christmas gifts at the end of the parade!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
Eignav, reporting for Teen Promise News.
Miss Teen Promise 2013 Royalty & Scholarship Awards
Saturday, September 7th, the 16th Annual Miss Teen Promise Scholarship Competition held at Dunbar Magnet Middle School was a dynamic showcase of youth talent and the awarding of over $8,000 in scholarships and prizes.
Entertainment was provided by the award-winning Jr Temptations composed of Bobby Brown, Jr., Joshua Evans, LaDarious Waits, Israel Davidson andCurtis White Jr.; Marvellous and the Marvellettes featuring the award winning talents of Listtle Miss Teen Promise 2009, Yasmine Williams, Bethany Woodruff and Evangeline Parker-Guest; Kiersten Page, Miss Teen Promise Princess 2012; Kyla Tucker, Little Miss Teen Promise 2012; Little Miss Teen Promise 2013 Shaniaa Seldon and the Little Miss Court of Honor members, Chandler Dean and Kyleigh Davis! Dr. Celeste Alexander, Miss Teen Promise 1999 served as the mistress of ceremonies.
Congratulations to the 2013 Miss Teen Promise Royalty and scholarship Winners: MyKala Wallace, Miss Teen Promise 2013; Nicole Barnes, Miss Jr. Teen Promise 2013; Courtlyn Clark, Miss Teen Promise Princess 2013 and Shaniaa Seldon, Little Miss Teen Promise 2013.
Additional winners included: Deondria Wells, First Runner-up Miss Teen Promise Prinecess; Dajiah Devin, First Runner-up Miss Jr. Teen Promise and Aaliyah McShane, First Runner-up Miss Teen Promise.
Specialty Award winners: Precious Roy, Katerra Cotten, Na'imah Abdullah.
Little Miss Teen Promise 2013 Shaniaa' Seldon and her Little Miss Court of Honor members Kyleigh Davis and Chandler Dean wowed the crowd with their career expressions and dance skills. Kyla Tucker, Little Miss Teen Promise 2012 delivered a sensational dance routine to the song Respect by the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.
MyKala Wallace Miss Teen Promise 2013
AWARDS $1,200 Miss Teen Promise Scholarship $200 Scholarship-Pennies for Promise Campaign Leadership Award -$100 Scholarship-Outstanding Talent Award $100 Scholarship-People's Choice Award - $500 Promotional Package -$500 Public Appearance Award -Total Dedication Award -Miss Professional Award -Miss Polished Award -Most Memorable Preliminary Talent Award -$250 Angel K! Entertainment Inc Prize Package (School Supplies, Certificate of Excellent Achievement, Trophy and Medallions)-
Aaliyah McShane-First Runner-up Miss Teen Promise 2013
-First Runner-up Miss Teen Promise Scholarship $200 -"Pennies for Promise" Leadership Award Scholarship $200 -Career Expression Award -Oustanding Interview Award -Over Comer Award (School Supplies, Certificate of Achievement, Trophy and Medallion) (
Na'imah Abdullah- Miss Teen Finalist
AWARDS -Sweet Spirit of Inspiration Award (School Supplies, Certificate of Achievement and Medallion)
Miss Teen Promise Princess 2013 Courtlyn Clark
-Miss Teen Promise Princess 2013 $500 Scholarship $200 Public Appearance Award $200 Pomotional Package Award School Supplies -Miss Career Expression Award (MP3 Player) -Outstanding Interview Award (D2 Pad Internet Tablet)
Deondria Wells First Runner-up Miss Teen Promise Princess
-First Runner-up Miss Teen Promise Princess Trophy and $200 Scholarship
-Miss Positive Award School Supplies, Certificate of Achievement and MedallionM
Precious Roy - Princess Finalist
-"People's Choice Most Memorable Preliminary Talent Award" -Top 5 Outstanding Talent Finalist -Finalist (School Supplies, Certificate of Achievement and Medallion)
Katerra Cotton- Princess Finalist
-Top 5 Talent Finalist -Entrepreneur Award $50 Scholarship (School Supplies, Certificate of Achievement and Medallion)
Nicole Barnes- Miss Jr. Teen Promise 2013
AWARDS $500 Scholarship $200 Promotional Package -Miss Photogenic $100 Scholarship -Sister Spirit -Outstanding Entrepreneur Award $200 Scholarship -Overcomer Award -Career Expression Award
Dajiah Devine- First Runner-up Miss Jr. Teen Promise 2013
-First Runner-up $200 Scholarship -Entrepreneur Award Scholarship $75 -Miss Poised Award -Outstanding Interview Award - Essay Award (Writer's Gift Package) (School Supplies, Certificate of Achievement, Trophy, Medallion)\
Congratulations Little Miss Teen Promise 2013 Shaniaa' Seldon & Court of Honor
One Night Only a Tribute to Motown was the theme for the Little Miss Teen Promise & Preliminary Talent Scholarship Competition held Saturday, August 24 at the UALR Donaghey Student Center.
During the show entertainers saluted some of the Motown greats including outstanding entertainment by 11 year old Erin Knight who sang the audience to their feet with a rousing rendition of the Jackson 5's Motown hit "I'll Be There." The award winning Jr. Temptations made up of Bobby Brown, Jr, Joshua Evans, LaDarius Waits, Israel Davidson and Curtis White Jr. sang and dance their way to a thunderous applause and standing ovation with their performance of the Temptations hit, "My Girl."
The event featured a variety of entertainment including dramatic monologue "I Am Enough" by Keva and Kyra Rattler and the Miss Teen Promise contestants competing for a spot in the Miss Teen Promise Top 5 Talent Showcase to be held Saturday, September 7 at 3PM at Dunbar Magnet Middle School.
The Little Miss Teen Promise contestants shined like stars as they showcased their poise, creativity, communication skills and professionalism during the various phases of competition. The little ladies presented their communication skills during the opening introduction, shared their Career "When I Grow Up" Expression speech, and showcased their poise during the formal wear competition.
Shaniaa Seldon was crowned Little Miss Teen Promise and awarded a scholarship and prizes totaling over $700. Shaniaa earned the Little Miss Poised Formal Wear award and the Little Miss Talent Award.
Chandler Dean earned the Little Miss Entrepreneur Award, Little Miss Photogenic Award and the Little Miss Communicator Career Expression Award. Chandler earned a scholarship and prizes totaling over $200.
Kyleigh Davis earned the Little Miss People's Choice Award a $100 scholarship and prizes. Bryanna Johnson along with Kyleigh and Chandler are members of the Little Miss Court of Honor. All of the contestants received gift bags field with school supplies!
Congratulations to all of the Little Miss ladies!
Little Miss Teen Promise 2013 Shaniaa Seldon
Little Miss Teen Promise 2013 Little Miss Poised Formal Wear Award Little Miss Talent Award
Recipient of a $500 Little Miss Scholarship and over $200 in prizes!
Little Miss Chandler Dean: The Artist
Little Miss Entrepreneur 2013 Little Miss Photogenic Award 2013 Little Miss Career Expression Award 2013 Member of the Little Miss Court of Honor
Recipient of a $200 Little Miss Scholarship
Little Miss Kyleigh Davis: The Veterinarian
Little Miss Court of Honor 2013 Little Miss People's Choice Award
Recipient of a $100 Little Miss Scholarship
Little Miss Bryanna Johnson: The Entertainer
Little Miss Court of Honor 2013
Happy 16th Anniversary Teen Promise Incorporated
WHAT IS THE TEEN PROMISE
FEMALE PREPARATORY & SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM?
Founded in 1998, Teen Promise offers females between the ages of 6 and 17 uniquely designed, interactive, educational, motivational and fun workshops that teach them how to become more positive, productive, professional, poised and polished young ladies! Also, Teen Promise offers a Lady Ms. Leadership Development program for females age 18 to 40. In addition, Teen Promise presents over $5,000 in scholarships and prizes annually to the participants!
THE MISSION: To teach females how to become more positive, poised, professional, productive and polished young ladies; and award them scholarships for higher education.
THE MOTTO: "Taking Females Out of the Shadows of Promise and into the Spotlight of Success!"
THE TOOLS: Teen Promise 5 Principles of Success: 1.Positive, 2. Poised, 3. Professional, 4. Productive, and 5. Polished.
THE BELIEF: We believe with a clear understanding and implementation of the Teen Promise 5 Principles of Success, females will be better able to face and overcome their personal challenges to become successful young ladies and productive citizens.
Miss Teen Promise Royalty return in 2012 to provide entertainment, support and help Teen Promise Incorporated celebrate 15 years of service! Pictured L to R: Jamille Rogers, Miss Teen Promise 1998; Dr. Celeste Alexander, Miss Teen Promise 1999; Latrice Hayes Buckner, Miss Teen Promise 2000; Gina Parker Rockwell, Miss Teen Promise 2001; Queria Nunnley, Miss Teen Promise 2002; Brandi Wiley, Miss Teen Promise 2003; Evangeline Parker-Guest, Founder & Executive Director; Queria McDonald, Miss Teen Promise 2006; Amberly Williams, Miss Teen Promise 2007; Carissa Kelly, Miss Teen Promise 2008; Keyjahjna Hayes, Miss Teen Promise 2009; Rachel Parker, Miss SEARK Teen Promise 2009; Lydia Page, Miss Teen Promise 2011.
Miss Teen Promise Royalty return in 2012 to provide entertainment, support and help Teen Promise Incorporated celebrate 15 years of service!
Pictured L to R: Jamille Rogers, Miss Teen Promise 1998; Dr. Celeste Alexander, Miss Teen Promise 1999; Latrice Hayes Buckner, Miss Teen Promise 2000; Gina Parker Rockwell, Miss Teen Promise 2001; Queria Nunnley, Miss Teen Promise 2002; Brandi Wiley, Miss Teen Promise 2003; Evangeline Parker-Guest, Founder & Executive Director; Queria McDonald, Miss Teen Promise 2006; Amberly Williams, Miss Teen Promise 2007; Carissa Kelly, Miss Teen Promise 2008; Keyjahjna Hayes, Miss Teen Promise 2009; Rachel Parker, Miss SEARK Teen Promise 2009; Lydia Page, Miss Teen Promise 2011. ,
WELCOME ALL !!!
TEEN PROMISE 5 PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESS
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Founded in 1998, Teen Promise Incorporated is a nonprofit 501 (c ) 3 organization whose mission is to provide leadership training to young females teaching them how to become more positive, poised, professional, productive and polished young ladies.