The Evoluer House inspires today’s generation of girls to think bigger, dream higher and to be the best that they can be—women of character who are motivated to achieve excellence.Through Evoluer House’s award-winning, signature 12-week Personal Development Workshop, girls are given techniques, insights, training and a platform for discussion. The program meets girls where they are, acknowledging the reality and pressures facing so many of today’s girls.
“The Evoluer Workshop has been an amazing life-changing experience,” shared high-schooler Ophelia Murray. “It taught me self-esteem, confidence and even how to manage my money. I’m not intimidated any more about saving and investing.”
Tiannah, a fellow teen, noted: “The experience for me was amazing. I got to meet women of color who were successful journalists, attorneys, fashion designers and great encouragers. I also learned I want to be a fashion designer; and a year later, I received a scholarship to the Youth Fashion Design Program at Moore College of Art & Design. I developed at Evoluer House—and I know I can do great things!"
The Evoluer House was founded by accomplished writer, television personality and popular motivational speaker Cheryl Ann Wadlington. Wadlington is author of the 2012 style books to watch, "The DivaGirl's Guide to Style and Self-Respect (The Elevator Group, $15.95-paper; $4.99-ebook) with Sonya Beard)." The fuchsia-colored, 272-page paperback with an image of a snap in bling-design appropriately carries the phrase, "your pocketbook to success" and has quickly becoming a critical favorite for its wisdom, frank language, humor, celebrity quotes and anecdotes.
“The DivaGirl’s Guide” is chock-full of expert advice from an all-star panel that includes former Miss USA Kenya Moore, Dr. Joycelyn Elders (former U.S. Surgeon General), Monica (Grammy Award-winning singer and actress), Dr. Susan Bartell (teen psychologist /director www.4healthygirls.com), Dr. Boyce Watkins (Syracuse University finance professor), Judith R. Peters, M.B.A., H.H.S.A. , HIV Pre-Post Test Counselor: Health Education (gender sexuality awareness) and many more. This guide also serves as a style and beauty resource with pointers from a premiere celebrity make-up and fashion glam squad.
The book is informative in addressing sensitive topics like sex in the relationship chapter titled Cupid Shuffle. With an expert approved sex term glossary edited by Planned Parenthood, an essential conversation takes place and provides young (and not-so-young) readers with a road map to negotiate a journey through the rocky road of life.
#DivaGirlsGuide author Cheryl Ann Wadlington will be featured on special edition of "Visions 2013" on Saturday 2/16 @ 7:30pm ET on 6abc. For more information, visit cherylannonline.com or Twitter @IAmMissCheryl.
About Evoluer House: The Evoluer House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers at-risk girls by nurturing positive self-expression. For more information about Evoluer House, visit www.evoluerhouse.org.