My Time 4 Talk

Revving Up and Getting Back on Track

Revving Up

Since I haven’t quite decided on a suitable term to adequately capture how I feel, I will settle for one that conveys the most predominant feeling right now.  It is with humility that I embrace this time of my life, to reconnect with the world, and make a deliberate and significant stride toward normalcy since the recent passing of my father. As one who prides herself on being a perpetual student of life’s lessons, I must acknowledge a major loss such as this, as one which I have also viewed within the context of the psyche of Family Adult Caregivers around the world. I share your loss and feel your pain, even as I ‘hear’ my Papa urging me to keep the ball rolling, and to never lose sight of my goal! The drive to keep going should never leave us! I, not unlike a host of other adult children of the recently departed, have a lot to be thankful for when I take stock of the rich legacy my father left behind, not just for me, but for many others around the world. I feel ever so blessed!

Getting Back On Track

With the support of my Board, Program Director, Volunteers and Well-Wishers; I am looking forward to the upcoming Your Time For Community Networking Soiree – an opportunity for Long Island’s high school students, as well as current college-bound high school graduates, to experience an intergenerational professional and social relationship with a diverse pool of male and female community role models representing the arts, business & and professional world, academia, human services and local politics. Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc. 2014 SOIREE MOD

 

All Participants can look forward to interacting with an impressive line-up of motivational presenters and Resource Persons which includes current college students, professors, medical doctors, community activists and faith based leaders, mental health practitioners, and public officials – all of whom care about the well-being and academic success of our youth.
Other highlights include: lunch, entertainment, high tea, beauty and heath activities, giveaways and more!

 

 

If you have a burning desire to touch the lives of our youth in a special way, and would like to be a part of this initiative, kindly contact us.

 

 

Please note that our Creative Arts Contest is currently underway with more opportunities for five students to win scholarships ranging from $500.00 – $1000.00. latest Your Time For Creative Empowerment Arts Contest 2014

For more details please visit our website: www.yourtime4liny.org 


Spotlight: A Friend to Youth and Parents

Congratulations to Devon Harris, motivational speaker, author and founder of the Keep On Pushing Foundation, on being honored for his community service by New York’s Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano at the Caribbean American Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

Mr. Harris, also of Jamaican Bobsled fame, has for the past two years been an avid supporter of Long Island’s non-profit, Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc. and the My Time Has Come Program. These long island based programs have been served well by Mr. Harris’ captivating and spirited motivational presentations to parents and youth.

DEVON HARRIS AWARD

Also honored were:

Mr. Ron Clahar – Principal of Pat -Kam School and Early Childhood Center

Ms. Lorna Lewis – Superintendent of the Plainview Old Bethpage CSD & Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University

Mr. Lennox O. Price – Consul General of Barbados to New York.

We congratulate all of these honorees for the exemplary work they are doing in their respective fields and communities.

Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc. engages in activities designed to empower youth & families by providing tools for handling the challenges and pitfalls of life in the 21st Century through the use of the arts, fashion and culture alongside creative personal development and behavioral modalities.

My Time Has Come Program is an art-related cultural and social enrichment enterprise which offers workshops to teachers, students and community organizations. My Time Has Come Program promotes tolerance to racial, cultural, ethnic and generational differences; fosters a sense of belonging, accomplishment and pride gained from the creation of well executed culturally inspired works of art; and develops skills in the use of hand-crafted textile designs and contemporary, multi-cultural visual arts techniques.

Devonharris.com

Author: Madona Cole-Lacy, MA Ed.

Founder: Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc.

Program Director/ Facilitator: My Time Has Come Program


Tools of Empowerment in Place For Saturday, April 27

The last in a series of two self-empowering workshops for college bound high school

 students will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 8 :30 A.M to 2:30 P.M.

 at Molloy College, Kellenberg Building, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre.

           Pre-registration  is necessary.  More information can be obtained at www.yourtime4liny.org.

 College Bound Update2013


Empowerment: Our Role/Your Role

3rd Annual Self-Empowering Workshop for College-Bound High School Students and their Parentsflyermarch

“Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.” – Elizabeth Harrison

If you are reading this post, I have no doubt that you are one with a “lifting the world upward and onward” mindset.

How do you see yourself contributing to the success of our initiative to empower our youth and parents?

Perhaps you are effective at reaching out to the core group who will benefit from this event.

You might even possess exceptional persuasive skills you could put into action to convince a child or grandchild of the benefits they will reap by participating in our FREE student-led and caring experts-guided, Self-Empowering Workshop.

You might know or be the parent of a scholarly high school or college student whose involvement will be priceless to their peers.

You might have some innovative thoughts that are geared towards addressing the needs of the student population in your community that we invite you to share with us.

You might be one, or have a direct line of communication with the “movers and shakers” of Long Island and beyond.

It is your time to join Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc., and play a role in the crucial Social Aspect of College Prep

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

 


Getting Ready For College Life: A Day of Enlightenment for Students and Parents

We are preparing for our 2nd Annual Free Self-Empowerment Workshop for College-Bound Students scheduled to take place at Molloy College on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

An important component of this year’s event will be the inclusion of parents who always wanted to know what REALLY goes on at college campuses, but were afraid to ask.  So Your Child is Going Off to College: What to Expect and How to Deal with It, is a workshop that has been specifically designed for parents.

An impressive lineup of ‘Resource Persons’ includes current college students, professors, medical doctors, community activists and faith-based leaders, Mental Health practitioners, and at least one model/actress/educator; all of whom care about the well- being and academic success of our youth.  Other highlights include:  breakfast and lunch, musical expressions and a creative art activity. Door prizes for the first 50 students, swag bags and more!
More details to come.  Until then, you are invited to browse through our website: www.mytimehascome.org