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
|Youth Summit: Appreciate the You in You!||Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9-2pm||A Self-Love Workshop with Goddess Meditation, Taste & Learn fruits and veggies w/Jan Forbes, Get The Job and Keep It: Your Hired! Stay Hired with Ruth Ann Hebert. Breakfast refreshments and Lunch will be provided.|
|3rd annual Natural Hair, Beauty & Wellness Weekend Retreat||Fri-Sun, August 25-27, 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, October 28, 2017, 9-1pm||Details coming soon!|
Register Youth Here
Past Youth Summits, Youth Retreats & links to photos
April 1, 2017 | Youth Summit: You Are Magic Potluck! | Workshops offered: Wellness & Journaling w/Carmen Veal, Taste & Learn: Exotic Fruit & Protein Smoothies w/Jan Forbes of Be Healthy and Get The Job and Keep It w/Ruth Ann Hebert, Consultant, Coach & Speaker.
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.
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.