Yep She Kan network to offer positive development for girls
Published 8:08 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2017
A Tallahassee woman is teaming up with Adren Bivins, founder of the Laymen Brotherhood Second Chance Outreach Ministries, to mentor and develop young women.
Felicia Jackson-Stanley, CEO of the non-profit Yep She Kan Network, hopes that her program will provide a strong path for girls to become productive members of society just as Bivins’ program has helped young men achieve with the Laymen Brotherhood.
Yep She Kan will offer counseling and support, leadership programs, health and wellness, empowerment workshops, community service opportunities and more. Jackson-Stanley has already brought the network to Decatur County and hopes girls will catch on.
“What I want to do is transform the mindset,” Jackson-Stanley said. “That’s where everything starts. I want Yep She Kan to offer them hope and self-esteem, to let them know they can be successful, and we offer the necessary tools they need to be successful.”
Jackson-Stanley doesn’t have a specific age group in mind. All young females are welcome to take part in Yep She Kan. To start, she plans on holding local workshops and developing the network from there. Christian education will play a part in most everything Yep She Kan will offer.
Jackson-Stanley met Bivins many years ago, but recently reconnected with him through a friend. He encouraged her to bring Yep She Kan from Tallahassee to Decatur County.
“He told me details of what he does and what it entails, but he said, ‘I strictly deal with men,’ and he said you can handle the women,” Stanley-Jackson said. “Especially being that he is already connected up here and he is familiar with Decatur County, he can help me get familiar with Decatur County.”
Those interested in the program can call Jackson-Stanley at (850) 322-4725 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.