Teen Service and Leadership Program

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Get to know our faithful volunteers

Jasmine Oguntuga, Director of Marketing and Mentor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I have been with the organization for 6 years.
Contributions:
* Responsible for creating marketing materials for both organizations.
* Generates  statistical data from various surveys and daily reports through excel
* Coordinate and organize all volunteers for events and meetings
* Monitors social media updates and weekly promotions via Facebook, Event Brite and Instagram
* Spearheads community service projects and community outreach
* Drafts correspondence, press release, special reports and other documents; proofread/edits documents for
   accuracy, content and format
* Recruited members and donors for various volunteer fundraisers
* Organizes, travel and conduct recruiting events
* Responsible for creating and distribution of agenda, meeting notices, and minutes
Philosophy:
I believe in Young Ladies of Elegance simply because it changed my life. I believe that mentoring and
community outreach is important for today's youth. Young ladies and young men should be a part of a positive
organization that will allow them to be leaders of the future.
 
Favorite Quote...
"Elegance is not about being noticed, it's about being remembered."
 
 
Danyell Pennington, Program Manager
 
Education:
* Grambling State University, BA Psychology
* University of Houston Clear Lake, MA Industrial/Organizational Psychology
* Rice University, Non-Profit Leadership Certificate
Contributions:
I have been involved with YLOE since May 2010.  My goal was to sign my daughters up for the services and
act as a volunteer wherever my services were needed.  My first position within the organization was Parent
Liaison and I quickly transitioned into the Program Manager position.  Creating curriculums, recruiting,
identifying potential donors and sponsors and assisting with special events are a few of my contributions I’ve
made to YLOE over the years.  It has been a joy working with the members of YLOE because it has allowed
me to witness the great things our members have accomplished.  I firmly believe in the mission and vision of
YLOE which is all about helping youth succeed in every aspect of their lives.
 
Favorite Quote:
“If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.  Don’t complain.”~~Maya Angelou~~
 
 

Bonnie Crosby,  Administrative Assistant

 

I am from La Marque Texas and attended Lake Road Elementary, Westlawn Elementary, La Marque Junior
High, and La Marque High School where I graduated in 1972.  After graduation, I attended College of the
Mainland in Texas City, Texas for two (2) years on a Moody Scholarship.  I got married in 1974 and had two
(2) children. I did not complete college but did attend the University of Houston, taking Real Estate classes
and applied for the Real Estate Agent license in 1989.  Also in 1974 I was employed by the Department of
Veterans Affairs in the real estate section, Loan Guaranty Department.  I worked for the Department of
Veterans Affairs for 38 years, retiring June 2011.  After retiring I started working with Young Ladies of
Elegance and Young Men of Character in 2013 to support the program.  This program helps young men and
ladies to be leaders, to be involved in their neighborhoods, how to be positive in any situation and better
themselves.  Being a part of this group of young people made me a stronger person and encouraged me to
attend college again at Houston Community College, to complete my degree in Business Administration.  A
strong person shows love, faith and hope, and these are the characteristics that this program builds on.
 
Favorite Scripture:
“This is the day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it”
- Psalm
 
 
Josie Byrd, Administrative Assistant
 
For 3 ½ years I have had the privilege of working with Young Ladies of Elegance and Young Men of Character
organizations. My roles have been team member of the finance committee, chaperone, and advisor. I
contributed to the organizations by sponsoring memberships, chaperoning on various trips and seminars, and
working with team members on major projects.
 
Favorite Quote:
“Never give up on a child. With patience, hugs, and an ear to listen, children
can change. It takes a village to raise a child."
Amen
 
 
 
College Mentor, Jordan Booker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
University of Houston
 
 
 
College Mentor, Necouria Johnson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blinn College
 
 
 
Young Ladies of Elegance MOM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Towana Preston
 
 
Former YLOE Member, Lakrisha Dixon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Former Member at Eisenhower Ninth Grade School
 
Teacher in Aldine ISD
Recently received Master’s Degree from Prairie View A&M University
 
Active member of AKA
 
 
Young Ladies of Elegance Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tyonna Stewart
 
 
 
Young Ladies of Elegance Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cristina Marrufo
 
New Members
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Former Member at Eisenhower Ninth Grade School

Please give what you can and help make a difference for the children in our community.

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