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April 27, 2011

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April 27, 2011

I have been apart of the Mademoiselles organization since 1997. During my tenure as a high school student, I grew tremendously in self-development and leadership. So much so, that within my senior year, not only did I hold the position of President for the organization, but I was elected to serve on the Superintendent AdHOC committee for my school. This was a prestigious appointment where I became the voice of the entire school and relayed issues and concerns directly to the Superintendent for advancement of education and improvement of the community within the school.

These experiences transpired into more leadership opportunities throughout my college years and even into my adulthood. Now as an accomplished career person, author, motivational speaker, and mentor, I have made it my duty to give back to the organization in ways that continues to strengthen my character and charge me with an even greater responsibility: strengthening the pipeline that provided me a conduit to continued success.

I would like to see this organization continue to expand across the nation because the foundation and principals of the organization could empower more young people like myself. I realize that this will entail a lot of work and discipline on our part as leaders of the Alumnae sector, but I truly believe in the vision and I am living proof of it's many works. I credit this organization for being my foundation for developing into the young lady I am today and my greatest desire for this organization is to become a world-wide staple by which parents encourage their daughters to mimic and embrace.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My leadership skills, my outreach initiatives, and my self-development.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the organization in other areas outside of Greater Houston. I believe that the limited locations (14 chapters in Greater Houston) also limits it's greater impact.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Continue to recruit more alumnae so that we can grow in numbers and provide more activities and contributions back to the high school chapters. We are growing, but considering our long line of history, we could definitely reach out to even more people.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Absolutely. Due to this experience, I started a mentoring program where I mentor girls one-on-one throughout the country.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me feel like I was doing something much greater than myself.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 27, 2011

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April 27, 2011

I became a member of this organization in 2003 and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The Mademoiselles Social Club taught me most of my leadership and people skills that I use daily in my career. The MLLES Alumnae Inc. has even furthered those skills and my hidden talents through giving me the opportunity to work with some amazing people. The Mademoiselles organization was a vital part of my high school years and I was grateful for the opportunity to become a member then, and I am even more grateful for the opportunity to work with/for them now.

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I have personally experienced the results of this organization in my evalution of my own personal growth. Through this organization I have been able to mentor for 2 years in a row and give back during the Christmas holidays through Adopt A Family.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would get more alumni to help with our fundraising and conference planning efforts. We do pretty well each year in those areas but the additional help would provide us the chance to increase scholarships and influence through manpower.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011

I have been committed to this organization for over 14 years. While The Mademoiselle Alumnae, Inc. began hosting conferences 7 years ago, the Mademoiselles student organization was founded in 1960 - creating a long lineage of leaders. I am honored to be a part of this movement.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in many facets of my life. It has been a catalyst of self-confidence, scholastic motivation, and much more. It is also an awesome network of intelligent, successful women whom I can count on at any time.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

We need more help, more hands, and more resources to make more of an impact.

April 25, 2011

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April 25, 2011

As a member of the Mademoiselles in high school, I was thoroughly excited to learn that Shannan and Brandi had decided to start The MLLES Alumnae, Inc. to give back to an organization that helped them (and so many of us) become the women that we are today. Seven years ago, they created this non profit to build a culture of unit between every high school Mademoiselle chapter in Houston. The MLLES offers workshops to young ladies that help build their character, business saavy and people oriented skills. I look forward to every April to be a part of the great vision of this nonprofit organization. I love how current high school girls can connect and build relationships with former Mademoiselles. Aside from the conference, seminars are held throughout the school year to help continue to foster growth within the young ladies. On top of all this, young ladies are shown the importance of giving back to others through a variety of community service events. Every year the conferences and seminars are bigger and better and I can only imagine what great blessings await the future of this awesome organization!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seem how this organization has been a blessing in so many young girls' life as they go on to college and become refined young women who always extend a hand to help others in need.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I could donate more time and resources to this organization I would. It is very difficult to extend a vision into a reality with minimal resources, but The MLLES Alumnae, Inc. works very hard to ensure our young ladies have all the resources they need to be successful in their lives.

April 25, 2011

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April 25, 2011

A mademoiselle is what I wanna be! This Alumnae is so giving and so willing to focus on young women of all ethnic groups and diversities. Communities are in need of organizations that will dedicate their time, skills, and abilities to bettering the future of young adults.The great thing about Mlles Alumnae is it is ever changing to meet the constant needs of our young women. I encourage all mothers who care about the mind development of their young ladies to inquire more about this organization and its many benefits. We love you and keep up the good work MLLES ALUMNAE!!!

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When I was in high school I was a faithful member of The Booker T. Washington High School Mademoiselles.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would host a program where Mademoiselles can teach boys to be gentlemen to them.

April 24, 2011

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April 24, 2011

Becoming a part of the Mlles Alumnae is an excellent way to make a difference in the lives of young women in our community. We get the opportunity to talk, get to know, and positively influence the lives of high school girls as they enter into college and become women in society.

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I've experienced the results of this organization in my own life. The other women in this organization are not just a mentor to the high school girls but to others within the organization. I've received excellent career and life advice from the other ladies.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change anything.

April 24, 2011

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April 24, 2011

I was a member of the MLLES in high school and now I am a member of the Alumnae and it has been an experience for me. I honestly believe that this organization and its host of dedicated members molded me into the woman I am today. I am so thankful to be a part of this organization and I know it is changing lives every step of the way.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My daily life...as the saying goes "It is by charge, not chore, for which we serve our community.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish to make this worldwide...every woman needs to be exposed to the lessons and disciplines these young ladies are introduced to annually.

April 23, 2011

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April 23, 2011

Mademoiselle is a service and social club for young ladies to be refined and developed into strong women in today's society. From the conference last weekend I was able to learn new things and broaden my horizons. I meet new friends and old friends alike and also got to learn more about my alumnae. As a graduating senior about to enter into the "real world", the things I learned at the conference will help me fight off the "Freshman 15" and also accommodate living with a roommate. I enjoyed the conference and had a ton of fun. I loved the chat off and will have very found memories of it as I go off to college. I plan on joining Mlle Alumnae, so that I can help the girls behind me and also show them that tom boys can be "young ladies".

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Learning how to be more feminine and not always the rough, tough, tom boy that I usually am.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Contact between alumnae and the students.

September 20, 2010

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September 20, 2010

The MLLES organization has opened doors by serving the community with volunteer services and outreach programs. Several chapter in the Houston area cater to young ladies but helping them help others.

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I've personally expreienced the results of this organization by the way my young ladies want to serve not only their school but the community.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 20, 2010

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September 20, 2010

Being a member of The MLLES Alumnae, Inc (TMA) has been an incredible experience. I have had the opportunity to inspire hundreds of young girls through the platforms TMA provides. Each yar TMA hosts a conference full of seminars, workshops, panel discussions, and other services that are often facilitated by some of the most highly regarded professionals in respective fields. For years, TMA's mission and purpose have continually been met as young participants leave our conferences equipped with higher moral, self-confidence, preparation for scholastic achievement, and more. I have no doubt that our mission will continue to impact the community for years to come.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in high school when I first became a member. I learned first hand the importance of surrounding yourself around positive influences.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase marketing strategies in order to receive more sponsorship: this is such a worthy cause.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the comradery between volunteers and spirit of positivity.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

high school girls, college students, grad students, PhD students, professors, lawyers, doctors, engineers, teachers, performing artists, the list goes on and on.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

sponsor scholarships for all higher education students within the organization.

Ways to make it better...

there were more volunteers to help make this impact.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not having enough money to execute our most deserving ideas.

One thing I'd also say is that...

although we could use more volunteers, I am sure I can speak on behalf of everyone within TMA that we are happy our numbers are consistently growing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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