Positivity In Jersey City!!

As Young people, we have had ups and downs, some have turned out postive and others negative.
Takiesha “The Truth” Stewart turned her negative into a positive in Jersey City, NJ for the Youth, take a look.

Takiesha "The Truth" Stewart
Takiesha “The Truth” Stewart

What are your organizations?
I am the Founder and Managing /Director of Our Youth Today Inc. a non profit organization designed for at risk youth . Our mission is to assist in redirecting their lives so that they may become productive in their communities
I am the Founder/Managing Director of Forever Girls Inc. a Community Group for Girls ages 9 to 21.
Mission: * To educate, empower, motivate, nurture and uplift our young ladies through various workshops to build a solid foundation to achieve their goals. Values: * A belief that honesty is always the best policy and that trust has to be earned * Helping and enabling people to succeed * We take pride and ownership in all that we do and say.
I am the President of Zeta Phi Beta “Amicae” of Hudson County.

Our Youth
Our Youth

What made you want to start such organizations?
I began mentoring because I was an at risk youth.  At the age of 12, I was homeless. As a teen I went through many things which lead to an unstable young adult hood. I was given a second chance and in my transition I began to see where I could make a difference.

Do you need volunteers or sponsorship?
Yes we are currently seeking Mentors and Volunteers as well as sponsorship. Request can be made via forevergirlsinc@yahoo.com, 201 238 1727 /takeishastewart199@yahoo.com or Alita Carter Director of Mary Bethune Life Community Center @ 201 547 4565.

Forever Girls
Forever Girls

Who is your biggest influence?
My biggest influence is Grandmother…She saved my life and instilled morals and values that were needed .

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
In 5 years I see myself being a Youth Life Coach. Speaking change all around the world one community at a time

Where are you located and how can the public access you for your services?
I am located in Jersey City NJ…I can be reached via email @takeishastewart199@yahoo.com or forevergirlsinc@yahoo.com ,via telephone 201 238 1727 or at The Mary Bethune Life Community Center Monday –Friday 4pm -8pm appointments are required.

What advice would you give others who would like to follow in your footsteps?
Follow your dreams….and to thy ownself be true !!!!

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Stephanie Fairfax is a fashion stylist, personal shopper, and fashion writer from the NJ/NY area she specializes in men's styling but also has women clients. She is a graduate of the Misa Hylton fashion academy in New York. She has worked with celebrities such as R&B group Intro ( styled "I didn't sleep with her video and live performance) Ed Lover, Mr. Cheeks, Black Rob, Gregg Wayans and Summer Wayans. She has contributed to jmariemagazine.com and fashionnymag.com.