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Auntie Karen£ Foundation

“Empowering, Enlightening & Educating through the Arts”

October 13, 2007

Dear Future Millionaire:

Welcome to the fifth annual Auntie Karen’s Young Entrepreneurs Conference. In 2001, we had a dream to showcase the best young minds in our region. In the last five years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of them. I truly believe we have the next Oprah Winfrey or Russell Simmons among us today. Both visionary leaders began their career believing they could make a difference. I believe you have it in you to make a difference in your community and pursue your dreams! I created the Auntie Karen F.A.I.T. H. principles as a guide to living my dreams. My hope is that you will read and adopt these concepts to your life. (Find a purpose or goal; Ask for help; Invest in your mind; Take time to plan; Help someone else). You will see examples of these principles in action throughout the day! I would like to thank Carmen Flemming, The Auntie Karen Board and the 2007 Conference Committee for making this day possible. They spent months organizing this day especially for you!!! I hope you take away something from this conference that will encourage you to start your own business. Remember, all great things begin with an idea!

Enjoy the day! Sincerely,

Karen Alexander President and CEO


3419 HAZELHURST RD • COLUMBIA, SC • 29203 PHONE:803-748-7124 • FAX: 803-256-6971


Opening Ceremony

Track Morris Pleasure


Living Your Dream








2007 Conference Schedule



Executive Producer Investors CEO



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Business of Sports & Entertainment

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Young Moguls


Donna Daniels-Tolson, Moderator ,JoJo English, DJ Prince Ice, Dr. Greg McPhearson, Morris Pleasure, B Paiz



Sports & Entertainment Panel

Little Theatre

Little Theatre


9:30 - 10:10 Workshop One

Video/Media Smart Consumer Book Publishing


Marlboro County Media Team

Business Technology Tools

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Techy CEO Executive Producer

Media Arts

Video/Media Smart Consumer


Carmen Flemming

Carmen Flemming

Christina Morana

Business Technology Tools






Young Moguls





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October 13, 2007

Think Big , Know Bigger

Elementary Kids can do it too!!! Tech Tools for Youth

Marlboro County Media Team Melvin Miller

Book Publishing

Demetrius Williams

Ashlye Clark

Elementary Kids can do it too!!! Tech Tools for Youth

Melvin Miller Ashlye Clark

Media Arts Finance Publishing


Demetrius Williams

Finance Publishing

9:00 - 9:20 Session A

10:20 - 11:10


Young Minds Computer Lab Computer Lab - Moving on up: Maximizing Babcoats Technology for your (Lower Level) business Fine Arts Meet Young Theatre Entrepreneurs

Room 104

Room 106 Room 108

Young Minds Computer Lab Computer Lab - Moving on up: Maximizing Babcoats Technology for your (Lower Level) business

Room 106 Room 108 Room 104

Workshop Two 11:20 - 12:00

12:10 - 12:50 LUNCH CEREMONY Lunch provided by Big T's Barbecue 1:00 - 4:00

Auntie Karen's Young Entrepreneurs Conference

2007 Young Entrepreneurs ON THE COVER Stephen Love

Christina M. Morana

Love’s Scene Productions

Mocha Teen Magazine

Stephen Love is a native of York, SC. He is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Stephen L. Love, Sr. This young entrepreneur=s interests in videography and entrepreneurship has led to the establishment of his own company called Love=s Scene Productions. He is a senior honor student at Marlboro County High School in Bennettsville, SC. He has been a part of the Marlboro County Media Literacy program since 2000. It was in this program that his interest in videography was developed. In 2004 he began recording weddings, social events and church functions in local and surrounding communities. Stephen has expanded Love=s Scene Productions to include business advertisement (business cards, commercials, public service announcements, etc.), and video greetings. Stephen has received an award from Merrill Lynch7 as one of its young entrepreneurs for 2005. He was one of the first four entrepreneurs ever to receive this award.

Christina Morana is the founder and publisher of Mocha Teen Magazine. According to her, Mocha Teen Magazine is a new era for youthful minds and aims to bring flava and diversity by inviting creative writers, artists, poetic voices, and informative articles all designed to take you to the next level… The magazine was launched in the Spring of 2006. Chrisitna is a 2007 graduate of Spring Valley High School and a freshman at Columbia College. She was named Auntie Karen’s Young Entrepreneur of the year in 2006.

Jordan Kelley Jordan Kelley, Inc.

Jordan Kelley is 10 years old. Jordan participated in pagentry from 5 months until she was 4 years old. At that point, she decided that she wanted to model. Her Mom was familiar with Angela Patterson and Oasis Model & Talent so Jordan was placed with the agency. Angela hosts a talent showcase every year and Jordan has won the runway model division for the past 5 years. According to Mrs. Patterson, “Jordan is the up and coming Tyra Banks”. Jordan also wanted to act and through Mrs. Patterson, Jordan has been able to meet people that may Tiffanie Williams, Twana Williams,Victoria be able to help her complete her journey. Jordan is one of the faces on the Dark & Lovely relaxer box for girls and she has Williams several magazine articles featuring her. Through Talent Link Triple Threat & Drive Safe Agency in NC, she landed a spot on a Food Lion commercial that runs for the Thanksgiving holiday. Jordan has traveled to Sisters Tiffanie (13), Twana (12), and Victoria Williams (11) are New York and stayed during the summer and several months the members of Triple Threat, a hip hop dance team. They along during the winter just to work on her acting skills. She has just with Chestina Perry (19), are the owners of Drive Safe. The recently returned from Los Angeles where she took more behind company makes magnetic signs for cars with the message of the camera classes. Jordan also has a love for dance. She urging drivers to be patient. The idea for the business came has been dancing with Columbia Dance Academy doing classiwhen Chestina was learning how to drive and encountered other cal ballet, pointe and lyrical dance since the age of 4. Jordan drivers making angry comments and gestures. While using the does all of these things while maintaining A Honor Roll status at product for her safety, it gained attention from many other her school. She has lots of family support as well as community motorists, parents and teenagers. There was such a demand from support by organizations like the Auntie Karen Foundation that other parents and teenagers to obtain the product, she convinced has recognized her for her accomplishments for the past 5 years. her parents to open a business to allow other teenagers to experience the benefits of driving in a safer and more controlled environment. Her goal was to help eliminate the possibility of fatalities, stress, anxiety and road rage associated with learning how to drive. He has recently helped to establish a summer enrichment program and Saturday academy program that are geared toward giving back to the community. These two initiatives attempt to give younger students the opportunity to learn the basics of video production. Stephen enjoys these efforts because they, as he describes it, Ahelps to bring up the next generation of videoproducers and entrepreneurs.@

They recently received the 2006 Black Enterprise Teenpreneur of the Year Award.


2007 Young Entrepreneurs Dawn Bussell

Valencia Goodwin

Dawn Ashley Ann Bussell, Little Stars Academy

Art by Valencia, Visual Artist

Thirteen year old, Dawn Ashley Ann Bussell has been interested in helping young kids ever since she was able to take care of herself. When Dawn was a toddler growing up in Chicago, her mother taught her how to be as independent as possible. As long as she can remember, Dawn has been reading stories to her younger cousins, encouraging them to do well in sports and academics. She wants to be a good role model for them to follow.

Since the age of three Valencia M. Goodwin, a female African- American artist from Hopkins, SC, has been in love with creating. She is the daughter of Mrs. Wendy E. Bolden of Columbia, SC and Mr. Jesse Sumter of Hopkins, SC. Valencia received her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art in 2007 from Benedict College. After graduating, she plans to further her study of the arts by attending graduate school. Being instructed by many of South Carolina’s well-known artists has taught this young and gifted woman so much. Some of the most important things Valencia has learned are to be patient, remain humble, tell your story, and most of all is to be true to yourself.

After the family moved to Columbia SC in 2000, she began to make friends with kids from different cultures from around the world. Her mother works for the SC Department of Child Care Services, and her dad is a Business Trainer, so she’s constantly getting lectures on how to discipline all the time. Dawn feels her business will ultimately grow into a trusted name for dependable, enjoyable service. Contact Info: dawn_bussell@yahoo.com 803-479-4887

Perry James, IV Perry James, IV, Mr. Clean Pressure Washer Perry Westley James IV was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, but has lived most of my life in Columbia, South Carolina. He attended Rice Creek Elementary school until the 3rd grade when he transferred to North Springs elementary school. While a student at E.L. Wright Middle School, Perry was in the L.A.W. program for the 3 years. This Richland Northeast High School freshman is taking College Prep classes. As the owner of Mr. Clean pressure washing services, he washes houses, driveways and sidewalks. He enjoys working on muscle cars with his father. Contact Info: pman45433@yahoo.com 803-760-0575

Contact Info: blakcovergal@aim.com 803-463-7533

Angela “Peace” Hunter Angela Hunter, Peace Born Angela Hunter, Peace, a Columbia, South Carolina native, not only exudes the definition of hername, but also professes the same on the microphone. Influenced by legendary artists such as StevieWonder, Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, John Legend and a host of others, Peace writes 100% of her lyrics. She is a guitarist, arranger, composer, lyricist, and vocalist. The 2006 graduate of the University of South Carolina is not only a talented musician, but also a well accomplished athlete. The four-year varsity basketball scholarship recipient received her bachelor’s degree in Sport and Entertainment Management, and now plans to pursue her passion of music. With an electric blend of Hip-Hop, Soul, and spoken word, Peace has a style that is versatile, unique, and filled with substance. Peace’s presence lights up any stage. Switching from HipHop spoken word to melodic rhythms on her guitar, Peace captivates every audience by letting her inner light glow with every word she articulates. Contact Info: itzpeace@yahoo.com www.peacemusiconline.com www.myspace.compeacemusiconline (803) 546-4577

2007 Young Entrepreneurs Brendalyn Reaves

Eric Richardson

Brendalyn Reaves, Earthly Elegance by Lynn

Five-5ths, Inc., Consulting, Event Planning, Clothing

Brendalyn Reaves, a 20 year old native of Florence, SC, started her own jewelry business called Earthly Elegance by Lynn. Critics describes her jewelry as having an earthly elegance with a causal flare. She is currently seeking a bachelor’s degree at Columbia College in Columbia, SC. She is a junior majoring in Studio Art and Art Education. She plans to continue educating her pasion by a Master’s in Jewelry Making. Contact Info: brendalyn.reaves@colacoll.edu 843-206-5002 803-714-7681

Eric Richardson was born on February 27, 1987 in Houston, Texas. He resides in Pontiac, Michigan with my mother, Rosie, and twin sister, Reaya. Eric is a Senior at Benedict College in Columbia, SC. Eric is has had many visions in his lifetime. Now that he’s in college, he feels it is time to bring them to fruition. From establishing a mentoring program to executing custom clothing and screen-prints, Eric is overly motivated to succeed! He wants to succeed not just for his self but to affect the world through his actions and by the message in his visual art works. Eric will open a sneaker and clothing shop that will cater to the community from whence he came through it prices and his philanthropy. Contact Info: agso87@yahoo.com 248-981-2112

Anree Sherrills Marvolus, Hip Hop Artist On September 29, 1984 perfection was born in the form of a baby boy named, Anree Sherrills. Anree, aka Marvolus, lived fatherless with no hometown to claim as his own due to constant migration from Okinawa, Japan to California, Georgia, North Carolina, and finally settling in various towns in South Carolina. Marv can remember freestyling and battling at the age of twelve through the inspiration of his older cousin, Zapp. With no idea of whom his father was and an outcast of his family, Marvolus found traditional school to be a problem and traditional school had a problem with him. Resiliency and determination guided him to Job Corp to earn his GED where he won several talent shows, thus realizing that hip-hop was the vehicle he needed for self expression. From South Carolina (South Crack) emerges Marvolus, a hungry unsigned artist with his own independent label, R.P.M (Real Powerful Music). Marv was featured on a hit single “Last Song” with DJ Prince Ice, which made the independent charts. Contact: Princeice@aol.com 803-318-6708

Past Young Entrepreneurs Daniel Ancrum, Ancrum Services - Catering Company Yoma Edwin, Trend Media Group-Advertising Firm Chad Holloway, Chad Holloway-Hat Designer Katoria Jones, Imagination Graphics-Graphic Designer Perry Jones, Sckratch Magazine, Publisher Johnny Mathis, Imagination Graphics-Graphic Designer Antoine Miles, ATM Music Productions-Musician India Patterson, IAP Handbags Jake Williams, Imagination Graphics-Graphic Designer Curtis Young, Jr., Curtis Young, Jr. - Rapper Chaz Evans, ChazBaby - Rapper, Producer Katie Bell, Nails By Katie Alexis East, Lexi’s Royal Fashions & Spa Amber Kelly, Amberific Babysitting Services Cherisse R. Leopold, Lordship Films Alexander English, Jr., Lordship Films Ereka Fossitt-Fitts, Talents of Ereka, Model Collette Blakeney, Blakeney Communications Past Young Performers: Columbia Dance Academy Samira Gibson Brian McQueen Ronnita Danae’ Copening Cortini Mims 2nd Level Thomas Kelsey Akida Lebby Darian Carr Preach NYSC Double Dutch Forces

2007 Young Entertainers Thomas Kelsey

Triple Threat


Tiffanie, Twana & Victoria Williams

Thomas Kelsey began dancing when he was 6 years old. Eight years later, the Eau Claire High School freshman continues to dazzle and amaze audiences with his electrifying and explosive dance moves. His ability to step inside dance icons like Michael Jackson and James Brown with flawless precision is uncanny and a work of art. By mixing styles, Thomas creates his own unique blend of footwork that displays a sparkle of energy in motion. As testimony to his skills, Thomas has won numerous talent shows across the Carolinas and is in constant demand to perform.

Triple Threat (Tiffanie, Twana and Victoria Williams) is a sibling group of Dancers, Models, Actresses, and Entrepreneurs based in Columbia, SC. The trio is fast becoming national celebrities. Collectively they’ve won titles such as: Top Model, and Dancers of the Year, Miss Photogenic, Best Swim Suit Model, and Best Child Soap/Sitcom Actor. Best Child Talent, Team Leader Award, and the list go on. They’ve performed numerous times at Disney World, in Orlando, Florida, and other events in Miami, Myrtle Beach, SC, Atlanta, GA, etc. They’ve appeared in commercial, and a few movies. They’ve also been the featured performer, and opening acts during numerous events. They hold titles like Best Performer, Platinum, and took First Place Gold in National Dance Competitions. They’ve also placed in the top ten during the Columbia Pageant. Triple Threat will be competing in the National Pageant in Orlando, Florida in December. This talented group of young performers has been invited to perform and speak for numerous businesses during their banquets, and special events. The demand for this energetic, motivational, and entertaining youths have become so great, they recently began home school to keep up with the demand. To view more about these exceptional youths and their numerous awards, and accomplishments visit www.drivesafesigns.com.

Thomas also sings lead in his church choir and will soon be adding his rapping skills to his performance arsenal. Contact Info: 803-447-1623

308 BOYZ

Brittbone + Yung Mee-Chee + Lil Babyboy When you hear them rap, the 308 Boyz don’t sound like 10 or 11 year-old kids. When you listen closer you recognize the playful spirit and perspective of ordinary kids. 11 year-old Brittbone, 11 year-old Yung Mee-Chee and 9 year-old Lil Babyboy are all about having fun. The 308 Boyz have an incredible opportunity to make the jump from their Columbia, SC hometown to the national stage, but they don’t want to loose their playground kick. If they’re successful, they just might add a much-needed dose of fun to HipHop itself. The 308 Boyz began when brothers Brittbone and Lil’ Babyboy started accompanying their father and producer, Barry “Flyguy” Reed, into the studio. . With hard work on writing and learning their rhymes, the Reed brothers and Mee-Chee finally proved they were ready for the studio, and in late 2006 the 308 Boyz were born. Visit 308boyz.com to listen to 5 full tracks from their album “Got It Over Here” including “Big Ol Rims” Contact Info: Erik Martin 919.619.1362 e@t-me.org

Barry Reed 803.479.0140 barryreedsr@aol.com

Contact Info: drivesafesigns@aol.com 803-788-3065

2007 Speakers / Workshop Leaders Demetrius Williams

Donna Daniels Tolson

Demetrius Williams is a self-taught photographer and graphic designer from Blythewood, South Carolina. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina in 2003, Demetrius worked several odd jobs before finally deciding to pursue her passion and turn her God-given love of the visual arts into a parttime business. Based in Columbia, I Am Productions is the result of her desire to bring others’ visions to life and continues to grow. Demetrius has worked in conjunction with the South Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators; Mocha Teen Magazine; Dow Chi Clan Productions; Newton James and Associates, LLC; and, of course, the Auntie Karen Foundation. She resides in Columbia with her husband.

Donna Daniels Tolson is currently a Senior Account Executive at WXBT-FM 100.1 The Beat and was the Sales Manager for 98.5 KISS FM in Columbia when station was first launched. Ms. Daniels has over 25 years of advertising, marketing, promotions and sales experience. Donna began her career in Los Angeles, California in 1977 and has worked for such top ad agencies as Foote, Cone & Belding, Saatchi & Saatchi, Young & Rubicam Entertain, Western International Media, Disney Studios and Zenith Media. Her broadcast sales experience includes Clear Channel Radio, Los Angeles & Columbia, SC, Bloomington Broadcasting, Aura Broadcasting and Fox Television. Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee Donna has chosen Columbia, South Carolina as her home where she has three sons in College.

Jo Jo English

DJ Prince Ice

Stephen English, better known as “JoJo” is from Columbia, South Carolina. His nickname “JoJo” became a household word in the late 80’s when he played for Lower Richland High School and the school became state champions twice. He competed against the famous Michael Jordan in Dunk contest to a sold out Carolina Coliseum during the summer of ’88. “JoJo” played at USC from 1988-1992 and finished #9 on the all time scoring list. He led USC in scoring final three seasons. He was one of ten players ever to do so at USC. At the end of his college career, he held five records.

What’s cooler than cool…Ice Cold!

From 1992-1994, he played in the CBA (Continental Basketball Association), the official development league of the NBA. He was selected to the CBA All Rookie First team, one of the first two rookies to get called up to the NBA [Bulls] - the Chicago Bulls. He is now the head coach of the 2005 13 and under girls AAU State champion lady 76er’s, Head coach of the 2006 14 and under AAU State champion lady 76er’s 2005-present; Head J. V. Boys basketball coach & Basketball Conditioning coach for the Lower Richland High School basketball program.

Cool as Ice and twice as nice! Hip hop don’t stop at 6’1 rocking the B-boy stance its none other than the man next to the man, SC’s very own cool breeze…DJ Prince Ice! Hailing from Columbia, SC by way of Paterson, New Jersey, the young ice cold kid began mixing and scratching at the tender age of 5. The child prodigy mix master first touched wax when he began spinning old school jams for his peeps. Catch Prince Ice live on HOT 103.9(WHXT) Sundays from 3pm-8pm and on The Big DM 101.3 (WWDM) with the Ice Cold Radio Mix, Monday-Friday at 12noon and Saturdays 6pm-12midnight. Ice now adds another notch to his belt-C.E.O. of his own label & production company ICE COLD PRODUCTIONS distributed by Fontana/Universal Records! Be sure and pick up the newly released cd “FEELS SO GOOD!” by DJ PRINCE ICE in stores worldwide! For 17 years of funk and counting, DJ Prince Ice has not found a party that he couldn’t fix…”cuz he could do it in the mix”! Whether it is breaking new artist or breaking new barriers, Prince Ice will continue to reign supreme due to his longevity through his integrity.

2007 Speakers / Workshop Leaders Carmen Flemming

Ashlye Clark

Carmen Flemming has nearly 20 years experience in the IT field, primarily in IT education. Committed to bridging the gap in information technology, Ms. Flemming has successfully taught computer technologies to students ranging in age from elementary to college-level to senior citizens. As a community volunteer and IT professional, Ms. Flemming develops, coordinates and implements IT education curriculums for various organizations, including local schools and municipalities. She holds a degree in Mathematics, with graduate studies in Information Systems. Ms. Flemming currently serves as VP of Business Management for the Greater Columbia Area Chapter of BDPA, a premier, national organization for African American, IT Professionals and supporters.

Ashlye V. Clark, known to her readers as Ashlye V. RumphGeddis, is a native of Columbia, South Carolina, where she attended Richland One schools, graduating from Columbia High School. She is the proud newly wed wife of Kevin M. Clark and only child of Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Geddis and Mr. Johnny Rumph. She is now fulfilling that goal as a kindergarten teacher at Hyatt Park Elementary school in Richland District One public school system here in Columbia.

“Ms. Flemming has also coordinated GCBDPA’s High School Computer Training Program, designed to introduce youth to the exciting field of Information technology, while grooming them to be next generation of IT leaders and entrepreneurs in our communities.” Morris Pleasure Known affectionately as “Mo Pleasure”, Mo began playing acoustic piano by ear at the age of four for family and friends, and by his early teens, had mastered several instruments, including bass, trumpet, guitar, drums and violin. While a music student at the University of Connecticut, Mo’s mastery of the electric bass excelled to exceptional heights, ultimately catching the attention of the legendary Ray Charles, who, during a live performance, hired him for his 1984-1986 international tour. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in music composition and arranging from UCONN in 1986, Mo graduated to pleasing a variety of audiences worldwide, has earned a multitude of accolades, the respect of his peers, and has performed continuously on various domestic and international artist tours. Mo’s diverse and charismatic abilities shine as a featured pianist on Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and have been documented in numerous television and video appearances, including the BBC, Mad TV, BET, The Tonight Show, VIBE, ABC, American Music Awards, The Today Show, VH1, FOX and Rosie O’Donnell.

Ashlye most recently released her first children’s book titled “Tori Finds Shapes All Around” in April 2007 and is completing her second works titled “Tori Finds Colors All Around” to be released in Spring 2008 to give young readers an opportunity to experience learning at its fullest. Ashlye is now the C.E.O. of Ashlye V. Enterprises, L.L.C. and the founder of The Magic of Learning Foundation. Both ventures reflect her continuing mission to improve and enhance educational experiences for children. Included in Ashlye V. services are Tutoring, Consulting, and Small Print Publishing. B Paiz Graduated from East Carolina University with a BS in Communications and Marketing . Have worked in Charlotte at WPEG, Augusta at WPRW (APD/MD) Wilmington, NC at WMNX(APD/MD), Macon at WLZN and WIBB(Director of Urban Programming), and in Columbia for WXBT and WHXT. Also own business Kakalak Concepts which is a marketing and voice over company. Melvin Miller Melvin Miller is a commercial lender with SC Community Bank.

Mike Woolfolk Mike Woolfolk is an award winning broadcast journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He currently works as the Anchor and Managing Editor of WACH FOX News at Ten in Columbia, South Carolina.

2007 Speakers / Workshop Leaders DDCP Communications Video Team- School District of Marlboro County

Dr. Gregory Allen McPherson

Under the leadership of Don Patterson. Mr. Patterson is the Director and administrator of DDCP Communication. Don has over twenty years of experience in the media literacy field. He was appointed by the National Endowment for the Arts as a member of The Learning Arts Grants and Policy Panel in 2003 and 2005. Don has also presented twice at the National Media Education Conference and his students have received national and state recognition in video production.

Dr. Gregory Allen McPherson is currently the head and founder of McPherson Holdings Group, Ltd., an umbrella corporation with interests in music, film, television, multimedia-gaming, software development, webcasting, animation, musical theatre, artist development & direction, publishing, contract negotiations, intellectual properties, and facilities design and development. Company relationships are in both foreign and domestic territories with many ties to the public and private sectors, as well as various governmental agencies. He’s also Professor of Music at the Historically Black College & University, Allen University, in Columbia, South Carolina.Dr. McPherson has spent much of his life working to enhance the lives of young people accepting the challenge from and becoming an advocate with Marian Wright Edelman and the National Children’s Defense Fund. The Atlanta based composer and producer is available for workshops, seminars, masterclasses, recordings, orchestration & scoring, arranging, production, and live performance and ministry presentations.

Production Team: Dr. Gwen Dixon-Cole

Rev. Stephen L. Love Stephen Love Latease Moore Ryan Nickles Tyler Breeden

777greg@comcast.net 334.538.4145 / 803-223-5003

Houston’s Enterprise Catering, 1825 Saint Julian Pl, Columbia, SC 29204 (803) 254-1188

Project HOPE/Teen Health Center 4419 Fair Street P. O. Box 30218 Columbia, SC 29230 (803) 253-7521

The teen pregnancy rate is down on the national and local level; however, in one of our communities the rate remains higher. If this community has a problem, we have a problem. You can help us make a difference. The mission of Project HOPE (Healthy Options/Positive Effects)/Teen Health Center is to reduce the incidence of teen pregnancy and encourage teens to practice good health habits. Teens are told that sex should until marriage. Teens are also told that knowledge is power and we want them to be powerful when it comes to their health. This initiative, designed to addresses teen pregnancy, is a multi-faceted faith/school/community program funded by the New Morning Foundation and managed by Richland Community Health Partners. Project HOPE/Teen Health Center offers FREE testing for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases; FREE birth control (Nuva Ring, Depo shots, condoms); FREE workshops; and FREE conversations with staff members. All services are CONFIDENTIAL. Beverly Hart Pittman, MSW, LISW-CP, Director Dorthea Lewis, MPH, Community/Faith-based Coordinator Shanta Pinckney, RN, Nurse Cassandra Lindsey-Nesbitt, MSW, School-based Coordinator

“Choices, not chance, determine one’s destiny.”

2007 Sponsors

Clarke “Scooter” O’Cain

JOHNSON, TOAL & BATTISTE, PA Attorneys at Law 803-252-9700

Student Sponsors Thomas & Associates Bea Rivers Carol Sanders Johnson,Toal, Battiste Eau Claire Radiator JM Grace Great Southern Homes Wilbur Johnson

Attorney Carol Sanders Attorney at Law 803-799-7666

Brian Stinson Cell: (803) 413-0506 Email: Bstinson93@yahoo.com Design Projects: Brochures Business Cards Flyers Postcards Posters Small/Large Advertisements Billboards Annual Reports PowerPoint Presentations And any other paper/presentation type media

Special Thanks 2007 Conference Planning Committee Carmen Flemming, Chairperson Karen Alexander, President Deborah Woodard Barbara Cheeseboro Dawn Chambers-Lynch Gerald Hunt Phyllis Sanders Barbara Bowman Mattie Anderson-Roberson

Auntie Karen says....

THANK YOU!!!! Special Thanks!

Mary Davis - Benedict College Benedict College Dr. Norma Jackson Angela Hunter Youth Advisors James Lucas Foods Austin Hook Coach Willie Washington Bakari Lebby Verna Mayers Spencer Bowman Andre Scott, Xerox Jordan Black Celesia Valentine Ariel Singleton Vanessa English Bakari Lebby Pamela Rodriguez Byron Counts Auntie Karen Board Cynthia Pryor-Hardy Karen Alexander, President Stephany Snowden Dr. Phyllis Sanders, Vice-President Stephanie Hook Dr. Linda Lane, Secretary Angela Patterson Dr. Norma Jackson Janet Johnson-Whipple Gwen Jordan Artists on the Move Debora Lloyd B Will Linda Wilson Black Zeus Tony Wise Poe Folk Deborah Woodard Donnell Jennings

Volunteers Sam Williams

Media Sponsors Calvin Reese - Millennium Magazine Tre Tailor - 98.5 KISS FM Mike Love - WWDM Prince Ice - WWDM Neek - HOT 101.9

- Sam Williams’ Roster

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