KEEPING THE MOMENTUM GOING...Thanking the students from Crossland, Friendly, Oxon Hill and Potomac High Schools and Oxon Hill Middle School for REPRESENTING at our "Marching Forward" Youth Forum last night, as well as Clinical Psychologist and Success Coach Dr. Nicole Cutts for sharing some stress and anxiety-busting tools. Great questions and discussion about the need for career exposure while in HS as well as in-house mental health resources and daily physical exercise - Even discussion about a daily mental health/wellness period. Wow, these students are bright. Now, let's develop active business partnerships with schools to provide internships that will develop our students to feed into careers within the economic engine down here in District 8!!!
Big thank you to Araba Dowell, Carla Yvette, Gina Anderson Ford, Jacqueline Rivera Bonhomme and Ashley Sharp for organizing the evening and Peggy Dorisme-Rose, Pamela T-Little for your support and great works counseling our students through their challenges and bringing insight on issues in the schools as they relate to mental health - We need to clone you!!!
Students want to do this again next month, so look out for our next date, as we continue Marching Forward!
2018 Links at the Legislature: A Day at the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis Advocating for Bills Impacting the Health and Education of Children.
We are making strides to improve health and education for children in Maryland through our advocacy day in Annapolis. We have been successful, during the past 11 years, in advocating for 16 bills that have passed into law, to include: The Center for School Safety and Sex Trafficking legislation. We are still pushing bills for increased physical education in schools to combat obesity and we are pushing for financial literacy education as a graduation requirement for our children. This year over 100 Maryland Links and guests met with members of the Maryland General Assembly on our advocacy agenda and benefitted from informative presentations by psychologist, Dr. Nicole Cutts on building resilience in children; Financial Consultant, Ms. Zaneilia Harris who presented on building wealth/preparing for the future and Epidemiologist, Dr. Dianne Abney who presented on the impact of opioids on families and children. We also had high school students who gave wonderful testimonials in support of bills promoting Organ Donation and Universal Pre-K.
I am blessed to have co-chaired this impactful program for the past 11 years - There is much to be done!
Stephine Ransom, and her team, opens new Farmer's Insurance on Allentown Road in Temple Hills, MD!
Spent this Saturday at the Women Veterans Chat and Chew hosted by Wigs Plus Vets. This event featured Women Veterans looking to make a difference at the local level by engaging, sharing their stories and working to impact change in our community.
Celebrating the life and service of Corporal Mujahid Ramazzidin, who lost his life in the line of duty, while heroically intervening to assist in a domestic dispute.
What a time in the Lord we had this morning! Rev Matthew Watley preached a powerful sermon on being Kingdom Focused and we had so many of my beautiful EasternArea Links from the DMV Chapters visiting with us today in honor of Red Dress Sunday to promote healthy hearts and educating the community on heart disease. #dmvlinksgored #linkedinfriendshipandservice #RTN
Photo Credit: Sis Dannell Chandler Grayson
I had an epic day supporting our area Veterans at the 24th Annual Winter Haven at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Nearly 1,000 Veterans in need came to get health screenings, clothes, prosthetic wigs (Wigs Plus), sleeping bags, tents, food, food access (SHARE Food Network – Carla Yvette), clothes, shoes and Lots of LOVE!!!
Thank you Gloria Hairston for inviting me to be a part of such a relevant and uplifting program – Great Job! It was an added treat to speak with Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David J. Shulkin, and see the tremendous efforts to better the circumstances of our Veterans.
We look forward to improving opportunities and resources for our Veterans in Prince George’s County, MD.
Spent the evening at Reid Temple making vision boards and playing board games - Great camaraderie with "warm nights" participants. But for the grace of God, go I...
I look forward to expanding opportunities and support for the homeless population in District 8 and the County. The vision boards were brilliant - Visualization is so important. It is my prayer that their vision will become their reality.
I had forgotten how much fun Taboo and Charades can be. We had a great time.
Attending the Inaugural "Treating Alzheimer's and Dementia: Supporting Caregivers and Loved Ones as We Search for a Cure" seminar. Learning about S.County efforts to educate first responders and support those with dementia
I am honored to serve as the co-chair of the Greater Washington Community Foundation of Prince George’s County 2017 Civic Leadership Awards. Tonight, we salute servant-leaders who work tireless to enhance the quality of life in our county.
Congratulations to tonight’s honorees: Timothy Adams and Hon. Sheila R. Tillerson Adams, Tracye Funn, Rev. Dr. Jonathan L. Weaver, Hon. Dorothy F. Bailey, and Hon. Albert Turner. #CLA2017
I am blessed to have been raised by a Veteran, my father Dr. Ronald Anderson, a former Army Major who taught me Love of God, Love of my fellow man, Love of country, as well as Self-Love and the importance of discipline and duty.
I salute him and all Veterans whose dedication has allowed the rest of us to enjoy freedom of choice, religion, and speech.
I visited Glassmanor Elementary School today along with SHARE Food Network, a subsidiary of Catholic Charities. Together, we are feeding 10 families of District 8 elementary school students for one year. I have spent decades serving our communities in Prince George’s County and I am committed to building on the partnerships and service I’ve already established to further benefit our District and County.