TEACHERS & ENTREPRENEURS ACTIVATE CHANGE
Tammy Davis-Robinson founded Teachers & Entrepreneurs Activate Change (TEACH-Her and TEACH-Him) nonprofit in 2018 as a result transitioning from a 22 plus year career teaching students with special needs to full time entrepreneur and consultant. Most of her career was spent in the St. Louis Public Schools and the last years working for St. Louis County Special School District.
While teaching, she often tried to bridge the gap between education and entrepreneurship and to show students how to use their God given talent and skills by incorporating entrepreneurial type activities in lessons and also inviting guest speakers in the hopes to introduce students to different trade careers that they could ultimately use to earn a living after graduation.
Tammy is the proud owner of Synergy Shoptique boutique which serves women, students, and the community thru various charity efforts.
In 2018, Teachers & Entrepreneurs Activate Change Nonprofit was founded to continue the mission to educate youth and support educators thru entrepreneurial initiatives and programs.
Passion 4 Pink Change, CEO
Dorlita Adams is a native of St. Louis and one of the CEO's of the Passion 4 Pink Change non-for profit organization. This west side native earned an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Behavior Disorders from Harris-Stowe State University. Eventually, Dorlita earned a M.A. in Education Administration from UMSL and completed her Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership at Missouri Baptist University. Adams has been employed in the Ritenour School District for the past fifteen years and is currently the Director of Alternative Education. Prior to this position, Dorlita was the Principal of Kratz Elementary and has in several other roles within the school. She has also worked in the St. Louis Public Schools and Ferguson-Florissant School District in similar roles. Dorlita takes pride in being active within the community and loves being able to provide positive support to children and their families which makes her the perfect TEACH-Her.
Honey B’s All Natural Hair and Skin Care, OWNER
Honey B’s All Natural Hair and Skin Care was founded June 20, 2014, by Berakiah L. Boone, the current owner and creator of the all in one, mega product, Honey B’s 100% All Natural Mega Moisture Silk for Hair, Skin and Scalp. As a graduate of Spelman College and the University of Missouri St. Louis, she is well equipped to take on the duties of CEO and Founder. She is a former educator in the field of music and has always beamed with creativity. She took her love for helping others and creative spirit and combined them to start on her journey of serial entrepreneurship. Her mission is to provide young girls, especially those of color, with the knowledge and information that will help them to make informed decisions and take a positive stance, surrounding self-awareness and creating high self-esteem. She is a proud mom to one 11 year old prince, lover of the arts, social justice advocate and voice for access to quality education, for all. Berakiah L. Boone, also known as Honey B, is the creator and founder of 2 businesses in which she created from inception and still heads them personally, present day.
Erica Crenshaw joined TEACH-Her with the vision and drive to support youth who struggle with self esteem and in need of mentoring. Erica's background stems from working as a Registered Medical Assistant as well as a certified fork lift driver. Today, Erica is a full time entrepreneur and Paparazzi Consultant.
Peaks & Valleys Cafe
Mother, Influencer, Ministry Leader & Serial Entrepreneur, Diligent, Faithful, Goal Oriented, Business Driven and Community Advocate.
Tiffany Garry does what others are afraid to do. She walks by Faith and not by fear. Her pastry and fresh food prep is a extreme delight for many. She's passionate and on purpose about Peaks &Valleys Cafe. She will teach the girls in TEACH-Her how to feed the community one meal at a time.
Master Hair Stylist/ Skin Care Esthetician
The Shop Beauty & Barber Salon, OWNER
Kendrea Holliday joined the TEACH-Her team with the vision and drive to improve our youth self esteem by enhancing their perspective of beauty and grooming thru hair and skin care. She is focused on developing and expanding her brand with experience and integrity by mentoring our youth. Kendrea has been a licensed Cosmetologist with over 20 years experience and is grateful to be able to do what she loves every day.
Deletra Hudson, LLC/ President
St. Louis native, Deletra Hudson, MBA, is a woman on a mission to help people with financial literacy and has partnered as a member of our TEACH-Her facilitator team. Deletra Hudson, MBA, also known as “The Financial Educator” is the owner of Deletra Hudson, LLC, a financial coaching and consulting firm in St. Louis, Missouri. Deletra is also an author and speaker who possesses over 25 years of financial experience. Her years of experience includes working with corporations, municipalities, non-profit agencies, small businesses, churches and professionals. Deletra is the founder of the Financial Wellness Institute of America, an online financial academy created to help increase financial knowledge for small business owners, professionals and youth through seminars, courses, books, educational systems, and workshops. Deletra is most passionate about her work as a youth financial literacy advocate. She is on a mission to fill the financial education gap left by our nation’s education system. In 2016, she published her debut children’s book, Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees. In 2018, she published her second children’s book, AJ Discovers the $2 Bill, under her new publishing company, Money Matter$ Publishing and became a best-selling author for her adult inspirational empowerment book collaboration #BossMoms.
Deletra Hudson believes educating youth, empowers families, and transform communities. She is on a mission to transform communities around the world by making women more money wise through her Money Wise Women Wealth Club.
She is also a wife and a mother of three children, whom she affectionately refers to as her “Legacy Keepers”.
The Platform STL, Founder
Neci Green is a determined screenwriter. A native of Chicago who is now building her writing creds in the great Gateway to the West city of St. Louis. Even though she fell in love with poetry at the age of 11 it was screenwriting that won her heart in her teen years. Under the guidance of many great teachers at Webster University, Neci honed and developed her skills as a screenwriter in her studies there. Neci has also developed into an entrepreneur to watch. Partnering with Christina Kelly, they are launching The Platform STL. With her keen determination, Neci will create original concepts and business ventures to entertain and enlighten the masses.
EYE COMMAND LLC, OWNER
Stepping out on faith is what Courtney Jay is all about. She has modeled for 14 years with various charitable organization and businesses across the Saint Louis region. Courtney had the opportunity to walk in numerous Fashion Weeks including New York’s independent designers fashion edition. Acting is also one of her passions and she was able to represent herself as an agent for tv shows Empire and Greenleaf. Courtney works full time as a civilian solider assisting our Nations veterans in obtaining their personal records information. She is a woman of many hats: entrepreneur, project manager, runway model, model coach, actress, writer, daughter, and friend. Courtney believes that beauty is in the eye of the beholder! This is where expression and creativity meet and form a bond so strong it gives off luminous light, in return, catching the eye. One can describe Courtney Jay as bold, Black, beautiful, youthful, educated, exceptional, artistic, unique, and a talented TEACH-Her!
The Platform STL
Christina Kelly, also known as Mz. Chris, is Founder and CEO of The Platform STL and an experienced runway, print and promotional model. Kelly was born and raised in St. Louis and has participated in numerous fashion shows such as New York Fashion Week, Renaissance of Runway, Running with Gatsby, Beauty Meets Fashion, The Woke Brand, The Maximum Exposure Fashion Series, Afropunk STL and many more. Christina continues to expand her knowledge in the fashion world by stepping off the runway and directing/managing photo shoots, coordinating fashion shows and creating the fashion platform website The Platform STL. Christina is also an actress, who started her acting career by appearing as a movie extra in St. Louis based films. Going even further to acquiring a lead character role in a film series and leading to another epic film lead character role as Victoria in “I Am Unique”. Christina is bringing her talent to the youth in our TEACH-Her program and there is no doubt the students will walk away with a desire to pursue dreams of being a part of the world of entertainment.
The Fitness Boss, FOUNDER
Tracee, The Fitness Boss, has always loved fitness and health and to follow this passion she became a Zumba instructor in 2010. She’s completely dedicated to self love, self care, and personal growth and development for both herself while sharing it with others!
Tamara (Tammy) Lewis, MPH
Regional Vice President, Primerica
Pink Pearl Hero, Non Profit Founder
Tammy (Brown) Lewis, hails from the mighty “ Show Me State” of St. Louis, MO! This married, mother of two beautiful girls, visions herself as a “Servant Leader” to her community and any work capacity that she has been in. Tammy started her career as a Health Educator, carrying on various roles in the community sector, research and development, as well as the corporate setting, in pharmaceuticals. Her pharmaceutical roles have varied from Sales Representative, Regional Field Trainer and District Business Manager. She has a total of twelve (12) years experience in pharmaceuticals from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Novo Nordisk combined.
In the most recent years, Tammy took a 360 career change from corporate America and jumped into the world of entrepreneurship as a Regional Vice President, in Primerica. A life change of being diagnosed with breast cancer, has led her to help women find their “Inner Pearl” and founded the Pink Pearl Hero Non Profit that focuses on Self Awarene$$, Self Love, and Self Care.
Combining both career and community, her focus is to help people “ make money and save money” by becoming their own boss and put a financial game plan in place to help people succeed at the money game.
With a continuous focus on community service, she is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Girl Scouts of America
Sip n Sew STL LLC, OWNER
Alisha joined TEACH-Her as a facilitator with the vision and drive to tap into the creative side of the youth. She is the owner of Alisha's Pieces and Sip n Sew STL, LLC. Alisha specializes in creating custom clothing and hosts sip n sew parties to teach individual and groups how to sew.
Always Love Yoga Studio, OWNER
Sherri Nicholson is a St. Louis native and an experienced 200 hours plus certified yoga instructor. She spent over 15 years as a social worker servicing at risk youth within various communities in St Louis City and County. Sherri began her yoga journey in 2008 while experimenting with self-care activities to help youth with eliminating stress. She began practicing Hot Yoga to learn more about finding ways to make yoga more accessible to children and families. Since completed the 200hr-YTT with Yoga Buzz Hip Hop Yoga in 2017 and currently own and operate Always Love Yoga Studio where she teaches kids, adults, and those with special needs. Nicholson travels to public, private and parochial school settings, grades ranging from 5th-12th, to teach yoga classes and provide professional developments during the school year. Sherri enjoys teaching various levels in Vinyasa, Gentle Flow, and Deep Stretch with emphasis on mindfulness, safe-care and self-love. Sherri looks forward to sharing yoga to the girls in TEACH-Her summer and will emphasize the value of self care.
Organics Nail & Beauty Bar, LLC/ DEMI BLUE OWNER
TEACH-Her Facilitator, Michelle L. Robinson is the Owner of Organics Nail and Beauty Bar, LLC and creator of DEMI blue 7-Free Vegan Friendly Nail Polish Line. She has serviced the healthcare and education industries for over 18 years. Michelle was inspired to incorporate her research, experience, and love for servicing others in providing healthier manicures through the creation of a her personal nail polish brand. It was then that DEMI blue was born!
Understanding via her studies how toxins may impact the human body, Michelle takes this endeavor very seriously adding, “My mother is a cancer survivor. I understand seeking a healthier lifestyle is the key to cancer remission for my mother and possible prevention for others. The choices we make in our everyday life can have an impact”.
The DEMI blue 7-Free Vegan Friendly Nail Polish Line provides consumers with an option to exclude the “Toxic Trio” (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP) from their nail polish which are well known carcinogens. Also free from four additional toxins and free from any animal-derived ingredients, DEMI blue offers a brilliant line of alluring and vibrant nail colors without the toxic pathogens.
Michelle holds a MBA in Business Administration, BA in Organizational Development, is a Registered Medical Assistant and Licensed Manicurist. Winning Finalist for the 2019 BALSA Foundation Grant and the 2019 Phenomenal Women Award. Her products have been featured in local industry publications and on local news outlets proving Michelle to be an innovator with a unique niche’!
Financial Empowerment Coach
Street Smart Investments Group/ Dream Chasers
Tamara Robinson is an author, social entrepreneur, real estate investor, entrepreneur and financial empowerment coach. Her passion lies within helping children understand the value of money and how to spend responsibly. She also coaches adults on financial literacy and investing which adds value to TEACH-Her youth.
Shine In All Shades Adult Coloring Book, ARTIST
Valeria Rodriguez is a graphic designer by trade and artist at heart. Fueled by the passion garnered from her Dominican heritage, she uses art as a tool to share positivity and to empower women. Valeria is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to have her on the TEACH-Her team as a facilitator.
Color Street Independent Stylist
Margaret is looking to color the world, one polished hand at a time!
Author & Entrepreneur
Founder St. Louis Prayer Project
Tonita Williams-Smith is a military wife, mom, grandmother, author of The Power of Shut up Grace and The Little Black Planner, co-author of Boss Moms, and owner of Fashion Remix Boutique. She enjoys helping others while promoting health, wellness, and prevention. One of her passions is working with the youth and believes they are the future, which is why she founded The St. Louis Prayer Project. Tonita's compassion to pour love, wisdom, and guidance into children will make a difference in our TEACH-Her youth.
Quick witted, highly intelligent and fun are just a few of the ways to describe our youngest TEACH-Her facilitator! Samiyah Womack has been acting since 18 months and interviewed on numerous shows. She is known for Cronies (2015) and Bixler High Private Eye(2019) and is a member of Alisha Sunshine’s African dance team, she practices archery, and was recently inducted into the National Honor Society. Samiyah is an invaluable member of our team because she can relate to the students on a more personal level and she has already tapped into her true gifts!
Real Estate Investor/ Real Estate Agent
A.Marie Realty LLC
TEACH-Her is committed to introducing youth to the possibility of home ownership at a young age. Amanda Wyatt will do just that and she is dedicated to making the world a better place to live one home at a time.
Owner of GLAM
Lee Ann is a TEACH-Her of faith who inspires through beauty and fashion. Her hearts desire is to guide other women into their passions in life evolving into their purpose. LeeAnn believes that the opportunity to touch the hearts of youth exists thru her profession in the beauty industry. Allowing authentic moments of transparency and realness to connect and encourage youth to not to stay on the surface of life, but to walk boldly in who they are in Christ while pursuing destiny.