Mentoring Program

From: LaRetta Ann T.
Sent on: Saturday, June 7, 2008 12:52 AM
Who: African descending Teen Girls ages 13-16 may apply
When: Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 9:00 AM
Where: More Hair! Salon

More Hair! Salon, Inc. in Partnership with the Manasseh Network, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to empower young men and women, will sponsor The Color of Pretty - ME! Mentoring Program, an initiative designed to assist African descending Teen Girls ages 13-16 in caring for their own natural hair, to minimize hair loss and provide styling options to increase self-esteem.

Our Philosophy: We believed that if African descending teen girls are empowered to improve their physical appearance, they would gain greater self-love for themselves and their own hair's natural texture as well as enhanced self-respect which will result in achieving success in other areas of their lives.

Goal: To improve the self-esteem of young girls by improving their hair care management skills.

Objectives: Mentors will provide hair management skills and support to youth during a one day - four hour workshop in a nurturing environment.

Agenda: Hair & Scalp Analysis, Hair Management & Hair Loss Prevention, Product Usage, Hair Styling.

Fee: There is no fee for teens to participate. Funding for this program is made possible by donations. If you would like to make your tax deductible donation, make your checks payable to The Manasseh Network, Inc.

The following criteria is required to participate:

- Teen girl must be between the ages of 13-16

- Have loose natural hair

- Have the ability to be able to do their own hair

- Attend the workshop without weaves, glues, braids or cosmetic integrations

If your teen meets the above criteria, call the number below for an appointment to apply. Teens must attend this appointment and bring proof of age to be considered. Space is limited.

More Hair! Salon, Inc.
2801 Huntingdon Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21211

The program facilitator, LaRetta Ann Taylor, a native New Yorker, was initially licensed as a New York trained cosmetologist in 1987. She has done an extensive amount of study on hair care and the science of hair growth in African descending hair textures. LaRetta Ann Taylor is a licensed cosmetologist in the State of Maryland and owner of More Hair! Salon in Baltimore City. She also facilitates cosmetology study groups at a local cosmetology school. Her goal of opening the salon is to coach and assist her African descending sisters in loving their natural hair texture while promoting hair growth throughout her community. Alisha Jones and Tameka Gray, both professional women, have volunteered to be co-mentors in this workshop.

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