Youth

Welcome to Brown Skin Women Youth Programs

Brown Skin Women (BSW) Youth Programs launched with the initiation of the network in 2013.  The network was designed Natural Hair, Beauty & Wellness programs and events to offer youth and adults the opportunity to improve their quality of life.  Learn more about BSW here.

RiseUP, a 501c3 organization was founded in 2012 by a group of young professionals who realized that there is a lack of support given to our youth in urban communities. RiseUP provides young adults from urban communities with the tools and guidance they need to achieve their potential and become the future business and community leaders of tomorrow.  Learn more about RiseUP here.

BSW’s 2017 partnership with RiseUP developed after recognizing an opportunity to build a TEAM (together everyone achieves more).  More than just a scholarship, and more than just a mentorship program, we want success in the program to translate to the success and betterment of the community.

2017  YOUTH EVENTS & PROGRAM CALENDAR

ALL youth within the community can participate in any BSW and RiseUP program except BeYouTiful Members Club which is exclusive to RiseUP Scholars.
Youth Summit: You Are Magic Saturday, April 1, 2017, 12-4pm A fun lunch pot luck style event that will allow youth to speed network with powerful women in business. Special guest will be listed soon.
3rd annual Natural Hair, Beauty & Wellness Weekend Retreat Fri-Sun, June 2-4, 2017 An all expense paid weekend spent at a beautiful lake-house exploring family style healthy eating, natural living and eco-therapy related activities.
Youth Summit Saturday, July 29, 2017, 12-4pm Details coming soon!
Youth Summit Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9-1pm Details coming soon!

Register Youth Here


Past Youth Summits, Youth Retreats & links to photos

February 25, 2017 | Youth Summit: It Starts With You! | Workshops offered: Self Love & Happiness w/Carmen Veal, Taste & Learn: Fresh Fruit & Protein Smoothies w/Jan Forbes of Be Healthy and Power of YOUth w/Ruth Ann Hebert, Consultant, Coach & Speaker.

January 23, 2017 | Official celebration of Brown Skin Women & RiseUP’s 2017 partnership at the 3rd annual Cocktails for Change Gala on Friday, January 20, 2017 6-9pm | ​Learn more here

June 10-12, 2016 | Held at a beautiful Lake House in New Milford, CT. Brought to youth our organization, Cultivating Minds Owner & Certified Health Coach Samantha Forbes and volunteer Yoga Instructor Maja.

Sat. December 12, 2015 | Everything I Am Youth Summit that explored three workshops: Self Love with BSW Founder Carmen Veal, Debunking food labels (healthy) with The Cultivated Self, and Yoga & Meditation (Wellness) with Inner Diplomat.
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2nd annual youth weekend retreat.  June 5-7, 2015
| View event recap here.  Held at a beautiful Lake House in New Milford, CT. Brought to youth our organization, Cultivating Minds Owner & Certified Health Coach Samantha Forbes and Yoga Instructor Kate Hayden.

Sat. December 13, 2014 | Everything I Am Youth Summit. Location sponsored by Law Office of Corey Brinson. View photos here.

Fri. June 6-8, 2014 | View recap on our blog here. Download post release here. Held at a beautiful Lake House in New Milford, CT. Brought to youth our organization, Cultivating Minds Owner & Certified Health Coach Samantha Forbes and Yoga Instructor Kate Hayden.

Sat. March 29, 2014 | View recap on our blog here. Held in the Youth Room at Hartford Public Library. Sponsored by Brighter Within & Carmen Veal Interiors.Gift bags sponsored by local Mary Kay rep. Marcelle Witten.

Sat. Nov. 23, 2013 | View recap on our blog here. Sponsored by Brighter Within & Carmen Veal Events. Held in the Youth Room at Hartford Public Library.

Sat. Sept. 28, 2013 | View recap on our blog here.Sponsored by Brighter Within & Carmen Veal Events. Held in the Youth Room at Hartford Public Library.