Who We Are

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MISSION

IAmWondaWoman is a nonprofit organization formulated to strengthen and reinforce the minds of the youth within the community, with a primary focus on inner-city adolescent girls. We uphold our mission to MENTOR and MOTIVATE while ADVOCATING for the necessary resources to promote the EMPOWERMENT of self-love and self-esteem.


Our vision entails development of their long-term goals in life, and then relating their long-term goals into short-term tasks to assist and encourage the realization and fulfillment of those goals. 


We educate them on the importance of hygiene and safe sex, as well as the negative effects of drugs, alcohol, and bullying. Subsequently, we assess and evaluate where and how they can improve as individuals, while also allowing them a voice to provide insight and elaborate on their individual perspectives. Concisely, we promote a positive outlook on life that’s realistically attainable to them. 


We believe that the youth is more receptive to listen when lead with MOTIVATION and through a process we have coined 'EDUTAINMENT'

{Edutainment: The ability to educate through entertainment}

WHAT WE DO

Tea With Teens: Mentorship Program

Tea With Teens: Mentorship Program

Tea With Teens: Mentorship Program

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Tea With Teens: A Beautiful Me is a motivational mentorship and empowerment program that advocates for at risk teen-aged girls and young ladies in the foster care system. We promote self-esteem, ambition and confidence within the young ladies through discussion of the importance of inner beauty and self-love, and we educate them with proper etiquette lessons. We conduct 'present and future aspirations' workshops with them and provide information and sessions with specialists on everything from their career goals to hygiene and sex education. Through group and individual engagements, our objective is to ultimately encourage them to achieve and realize their full potential.

ACS Empowerment Youth Seminar

Tea With Teens: Mentorship Program

Tea With Teens: Mentorship Program

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The ACS Empowerment Seminar encourages youth career preparation. Within our seminars we identify resources in the community and online that motivate, assist and support their search for employment. We provide information on obtaining the skill set to attain the jobs through vocational & trade schools. We discuss the diversity of various professions vs. salary. We engage in conversation regarding the road map to success by requesting that they set daily goals, short-term goals and long-term goals. We also supply them with sample cover letters to apply for jobs, sample resumes to formulate their own, and sample thank you letters.

Community Activism & Advocacy

Tea With Teens: Mentorship Program

Athletic Youth Day w/ Boxing Champs

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We actively advocate for the community by using our voice alongside community leaders, to speak up on the injustice within our culture and community. We aren't afraid to step on the frontline to battle racial profiling, police brutality, social inequality, women's rights, lack of resources, and so many other issues our community continuously faces. We rally together and encourage influential individuals and corporations to do what is right and what is best for the individuals within our community. We encourage everyone, especially our youth that their voice matters and helps us to make a difference.

Athletic Youth Day w/ Boxing Champs

Annual Football Clinic w/ NFL Champs

Athletic Youth Day w/ Boxing Champs

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Athletic Youth Day is a recreational program that stimulates and inspires our youth using the sport of boxing to improve their athletic skills.  Professional boxers lend their time and expertise to the participants by engaging them in boxing exercises and drills to further develop their future in sports. The program also promotes and encourages consuming and maintaining a healthy lifestyle via physical exercise. 

Annual Football Clinic w/ NFL Champs

Annual Football Clinic w/ NFL Champs

Annual Football Clinic w/ NFL Champs

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The Annual Football Clinic entails learning the fundamentals of playing football and receiving instruction on the proper techniques for playing offense, defense, and special teams by performing drills individually and within groups. Participants play a non-contact game of flag football once the drills are over, and engage in a highly educational Q&A from notable NFL players. Children ages 7 to 15 within the community are allowed to participate with parental consent.

Annual Pediatric Unit Toy Giveaway

Annual Football Clinic w/ NFL Champs

Annual Football Clinic w/ NFL Champs

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For many people the holidays are a time of joy, a time of celebration and a time of family. Bringing smiles and laughter to children is priceless. Our annual pediatric unit toy giveaway entails providing joyful memories for children confined to the hospital during the holidays. We bring in notable celebrities and community leaders to read books to the babies, infants and toddlers, as well as provide gifts and take pictures with children and teens of all ages within the pediatric unit, psych ward and emergency room.

Annual Turkey Giveaway

Strikes & Spares Toy & Coat Drive

Foster Care Christmas Party

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Thanksgiving is the time when individuals assemble to form an alliance to provide for those in need during the holiday season, as hunger is a reality in New York City. According to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger 1.5 million people live in food insecure homes. This time of year marks a time to help make the holiday season a little brighter, our annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive aka #OperationGobble, illustrates how the Brooklyn community can make a difference by working together to help their neighbors most in need.

Foster Care Christmas Party

Strikes & Spares Toy & Coat Drive

Foster Care Christmas Party

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Every year we team up with a local foster care office and formulate a Christmas party for the children within their localized system. We provide clowns, face painting, games, food and beverage, and more importantly Christmas gifts for the children and teens invited.

Strikes & Spares Toy & Coat Drive

Strikes & Spares Toy & Coat Drive

Strikes & Spares Toy & Coat Drive

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Strikes & Spares For Children We Care is an annual charitable holiday toy & coat drive benefiting the pediatric ward at various hospitals within the community & multiple homeless shelters where children reside. Donations are given in the form of new unwrapped toys, new or gently used coats, gift cards or monetary donations that benefit babies, infants and teens up to 18 years old.

Annual Community Coat Giveaway

Annual Community Coat Giveaway

Strikes & Spares Toy & Coat Drive

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Winter in New York City is very brutal so we give back to our community by providing warm coats to those in need at the Police Athletic League in Bedstuy Brooklyn every year.

Love Yourself Peace Concert

Annual Community Coat Giveaway

Love Yourself Peace Concert

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The Annual "Love Yourself” Brooklyn Peace Concert addresses violence surrounding the annual parade in Brooklyn.  In light of the tragedies and senseless violence that has marred Brooklyn's Parade in recent years, this annual free community concert is an effort to educate youth and promote peace across the borough of Brooklyn and citywide.