When Food,Clothing, and Shelter Isn’t Enough

Big ups for the parents that provide clothes, food, and shelter for their child (ren)!

It’s not always easy, yet you have shown commitment, honor and determination to your family. THANK YOU! But are you preparing them for life after high school? Do you know what your child may be interested in?  What might she/he study as an profession?

As a parent, you have the ability to help your children develop critical, advantageous skills for a lifetime!

Here’s the scene~ The family is sitting around the house. Dinner has been served and laundry is done. The children are playing outside. This happens day in and day out for many days. Nothing more nothing less. Child eventually graduates from high school.The family tell child to leave and be happy.

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What Else Do YOU Need?

Parent: Sweetie, I’m so proud of you. Graduation is coming  up really soon. What will you do?

Child: I know. I haven’t given it much thought. I don’t know what I want to do. What do you think I should do? I haven’t seen anything I ever wanted to do.Maybe I could model,  rap, or something?  I do get lots of hits online.

Parent: Hmm, nope! I’m so sorry. I guess I haven’t  exposed you to many options and opportunities.

So what do kids need outside of the basic, food , clothing and shelter? Opportunities! Like this one….. Charlotte Youth Broadcasting  If you don’t  expose your child to different professions, skills, -positive experiences,  there is no way they will know what they like and dislike. Resulting in them taking longer to satisfy  their need for self sufficiency/self-actualization.

I’m gonna do you a favor and share with you what other families are saying about Charlotte Youth Broadcasting:

My  son Jordan has been to many camps and after a day or two, that was just another camp. Not the case after attending CYBC!! The CYB Camp allowed him to have a hands on experience at WBTV and WCCB. The video clips, photographs and the techniques that were used to enable him to be confident in front of a camera are priceless!

                    Watch This Video From Charlotte Youth Broadcasting Click Here!

Jordan was able to go behind the scenes with the real folks, sit through a live taping of a 12 noon news at WBTV and walk their own RED CARPET, yes I said RED CARPET!!! Ms. Antriece made all of this and much more possible at this week long camp. Please sign up your kids to attend the Charlotte Youth Broadcasting Camp, it will change and spark a new fire in your child’s life!!! It did for my Jordan!”

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 Our Camp encourages campers ages 10-12 and ages 13-17 how to work with each other combining diversity, using broadcast media, technology, and engaging them with others in an increasingly broadcasting world. They will learn the basic media tools in a fun collaborative environment which provides our youth with the skills to utilize the media technologies in a positive and productive way. This camp is a great way to break the fear of public speaking and will teach campers how to articulate.

 Camp Cost: $300.00 per week w/Lunch & 2 snacks 

Deposit $60.00 (non-refundable) to hold camper(s) weekly space. Remaining balance paid prior to or on the 1st day of camp, or pay the amount in full to hold camper(s) space.

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Friday Four: NCSheroes 2016-Why It’s Awesome!

It’s back! NCSheroes! NC Sheroes is a yearly celebration of amazing women from the state of North Carolina! These women are trailblazers in their own rights ranging from the music industry to homeschooling with out fear. It will be held at Beatties Ford Road Library, in Charlotte NC on 04.02.2016 at 11;30am -1:30pm I have four reasons why you should not miss it!

  1. Our awardees:

trTawanna Ross is not only a Property Manager at Charlotte Housing Authority, and CEO of Make Jesus Famous, she is also  a full time mom!

Tawana Ross is a voice to the nations. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, her anointed voice is as “one crying in the wilderness” while giving God the Glory always. She is humble, yet her determination to fulfill her calling from God has captured the attention of the nations. Tawana’s character, integrity, agape love, and scriptural honesty provide her the ability to touch the hearts of individuals and the Church.

She does yearly toy drives, concerts and mission trips through out the year and you can find out more about Tawana  HERE, on Facebook-and by phone -704-763-9353
Bedrock Gospel http://www.bedrockgospel.com/

 

Danielle Appleman Papageorgiou has been homeschooling, or “lifeschooling,” for 14 yearsd
and has run the WINGS Homeschool Group for the past eight. She has a passion for helping other homeschoolers learn how to homeschool in a way that does not compete with family life, but actually enhances it…homeschooling done in a spirit of freedom, not legalism. Danielle has been married to her amazing husband, Jon, for 16 years and they have three talented and fun children on earth, Konur (14), Elleina (12), and Korban (4), as well as a baby girl, Myla Grace (born at 14 weeks) in heaven. Konur recently released a computer game online (KhanAcademy.com)

 

 

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Cassie Pressley is a 15 year old vegan baker from Charlotte NC. She is a Jr. at Providence High School and she creates clean treats. Her signature line includes smash cakes, raw cakes and lactation treats. As an amateur baker and home-school to public school student, she  began following the lineage of great chefs in her family and  days of Spring break under  Ms. Renora, a family friend. After watching documentaries on documentaries on animal cruelty  Cassie was inspired to combine her passion for vegan-ism and anything sweet to establish Cassie’s Sweetz. She delivers locally and ships anywhere. http://cassiessweetz.webs.com/

 

kLeeAnn Shattuck is the co-owner and Chief Car Chick of Women’s Automotive Solutions as well as an automotive expert, speaker, author, radio & television host, and champion race car driver. LeeAnn is passionate about educating women about cars and about empowering them to make informed decisions when purchasing, selling and servicing automobiles. Known around the world as “The Car ChickTM”, LeeAnn has been featured on national radio and television programs and regularly co-hosts the internationally syndicated radio show, “America’s Garage”. She also stared in the Speed Channel’s new reality show, “R U Faster Than a Redneck”, along side comedian Jon Reep, NASCAR legend Kenny Wallace, and Dukes of Hazard star John Schneider.
LeeAnn’s Dream Car: That’s a tough one. So may cars, so little time… but, I’m a Porsche girl at heart, so a 911 Turbo convertible. (No offense, Maggie.) Click here to find out more about LeeAnn   Shattuck    Office: 704-248-8706

 

Melody Gross is the owner of NeferMut (beautiful mother) Birthing in Charlotte, Northdr
Carolina. NeferMut provides labor/doula support  for mothers and their partners including physical and emotional support, advocacy and evidence based information. Melody received her training with Ubuntu Birth Workers Collective. She holds a professional membership with Evidence Based Birth. She is also the co-founder of Charlotte Doulas of Color. As a passionate advocate for pregnancy choice for women of color; Melody will also include Childbirth Educator and Breastfeeding Consultant to her list of capabilities.

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Tremblay is a Charlotte-based Certified Holistic Health Coach, specializing in natural health solutions, including Essential Oils… plant-based medicine. She has a passion for sharing healthy tips and recipes, and helping others to get and stay well. And, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree… her daughter, Samantha, is also a Certified Health Coach. Jennifer earned her MBA in Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative Practices in 2008 and graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2013. She coaches and teaches both in-person and online, and has authored several books and safe Cleanse programs. While she primarily works with women between 40 and 65, she also has a special place in her heart for those struggling with disease, and the people who love them. She has seen first-hand with her husband (of 31 years), Paul, who has Parkinson’s disease, how switching to better food and lifestyle choices has dramatically improved his quality of life and slowed the progression of the Parkinson’s symptoms. She enjoys playing tennis, rollerblading and organic gardening.

 

2.  It’s on a Saturday! Everyone has something important to share, and if that beautiful energy is wasted, then the world never gets to see it, and a girl misses out on what it feels like to be strong, free, worthy and capable. What better day to gain knowledge, self improvement and be entertained? These women have such incredible stories to tell. They will inspire to you reach your dreams regardless of your today. It’s worth  two hours of your time. Especially if you have a young child(ren).  This is where you should be with them!

 

3.It’s designed to support, strengthen and empower women to grow into the best versions of themselves.It is very easy to tell girls, ‘Be strong, you are beautiful, you are capable, don’t do this, do that, don’t worry about that, who cares what others think, etc. What is missing is 
the idea of instilling worth. That’s what this ceremony does!

 

4. There will be free parking, free admission and free refreshments! What more can you ask for? See you Saturday!

 

Thank You and Love to all of our Community of Sponsors, Partners and Supporters, QC Supermom

 

Wednesday WOW: NC Sheroes; “Moving Forward”

Sometimes Sheroes are right in our back yard!  They are the ones that get up everyday, no matter what’s going on at home, in their mind, or in their account and make it happen. No excuses , no delays- they are unselfishly walking in their calling and impressing the world one day, move, and thought at a time.

You may or may not  know their names, or ever spoken to them, but you’ve seen them or results of their incredible work. They are “Sheroes; Moving Forward!”

 

 

 

On April 2nd, at 11″30 am, We will honor our sheroes by resting their capes and revealing why they are so bold, brave and unstoppable!

 

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library presents NC SHEROES  “Moving Forward!”

 

THIS IS OUR 2nd year celebrating with MomsRising NC  and my moms group Queen City Stay At Home Moms.

 

We will honor 6 amazing women, who have made significant contributions to the Women’s movement right here in North Carolina.

After an introduction, we will award each Shero. Then go into a Round-table. Come prepared to find out why women matter and should be empowered to have a voice! Bring a child with you. It’s lessons like these that stick with them!

 

Here is our impressive line up!

Tawanna Ross- Award wining Gospel Hip Hop artist

Asha Sims- Gentle Yoga instructor

Melody Gross- Doula

 Nadine Ford – Farmer/gardener

Cassie Pressley- Teen Vegan Baker

Tina B. – Social activist

Special Guest TBA later.

Sweet Right?!  We’ll see you there! This ceremony is complete with  refreshments! So don’t worry about stopping for breakfast. And …Yes bring the kids, we’ll have a station for them to entertain themselves need be.

April 2,2016

11:30 Am

Beatties Ford Public Library, Charlotte NC

All are welcomed and encourage to attend. Free Parking, Refreshments and Admission

RSVP Here or Here! 

 

This is from last year. More videos are on YouTube. (go on and click it, it’ll show)

College Weekend In The QC With My Teens!

I graduated from Johnson and Wales University with two degrees. It was a fun wild and time to put it mildly. Some 20 years later, if  I knew then, what I know now, I may have attended a Vocation/Trade school. For some reason, I grew up thinking it was an automatic decision.

It would have saved me time and loads of money. BUT then I wouldn’t be QC Supermom right? No looking back! But what I CAN do is ensure I prepare a spread of options before my children, and encourage them to find their own path.  With that in mind, we are now prepping 3 daughters for life after high school .

Over the weekend, I took two of my daughters to two separate fairs this weekend. Both were extremely informative!

So much so that it got me thinking about going back to school to enhance what I’m doing now in my birthing services. But that’s another story for another day.

The Fast Track hosted Saturday ‘s Trade School Fair.  We met LaTanya Gray from Brightwood College. (I LOVE HER!)  It was reassuring to have the kids hear what I’ve always tell them. Listen in…..

 

I was really impressed with the quality of schools there. Who knew that AVEDA  offered such a holistic menu of services. Did You Know that with their program you can become a licensed cosmetologist and Esthiology at the same time?

 

I also learned that Job Corp isn’t what I thought it was. It has changed A LOT since the 90’s. No more do they pay students when they go home for the Christmas holiday.  I also found out that they do not go after “trouble youth” anymore. But they can refer you to an agency that does. Note: They are still FREE!

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The other companies in attendance was:

  • The Charlotte Star Room
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Central Piedmont Community College -Kawan Bilal told us about the 3D printers making salads and ears! No joke! (STEM Programs)
  • ECPI University
  • Paul Mitchel
  • The Iron Yard
  • The Arts Institute
  • and Carolina School Of Broad Casting

On Saturday, the International College Fair was like entering a new world. I NEVER considered attending college aboard! Spain, Brazil, Switzerland, China, the U.K, Paris; Oh my! I was impressed. Many of the schools that were inside the U.S. offered internships aboard to help broaden their horizons.

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Sweet Briar College is an All- Female college

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What I figured out is that Trade School are for those that knows EXACTLY what they want to do. for a career. They teach you a trade. The focus is on preparing students to enter the workforce  upon completion of the course. A good trade school would balance conceptual and practical knowledge. One of the obvious advantages of vocational education is that it’s relatively quick: usually students complete their studies in just one or two years instead of four.

The average trade school in the U.S costs $33,000,

Traditional colleges are for those who are aren’t quite sure yet. If you have an academic bent of mind, you’re better off in a traditional college.  By design you get more classes that tends to funnel your interests into one  or maybe two concentrations.Oh and the Greek Life! Sororities and fraternities are great places to meet like-minded people and forge life-long friendships.(Something else that I didn’t do)

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TorShonda Howard from Warner University. She is ONE Resourceful Woman! 

The average bachelor’s degree in the United States costs $127,000.

Get More Technical here with hybrid-education

Trade School Maybe Better For You If…….

 RoseDale reported that the trade school scholar salary isn’t that much of a drop-off compared to a four year degree.(that statement is very vague if you ask me)  In short, explore all options and make it’s the best fit for you! The worst feeling is to question your decisions years later and be buried in student education loans.Is trade school the best or traditional college way to go is  in part, on the student’s ultimate educational and career goals.

Happy college trails my friends,

QC Supermom

Friday Four: Lessons From a Student Athlete’s Mom

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I think everyone has a story, but If I may, let me tell you why I am sitting here smiling from ear to ear.  It’s a classic story. Teen girl from a small town get pregnant and quits school to raise her child and never leaves the small town.BUT this isn’t my story!

I had a son at 16 years old. I finished college. Got married. Now I work from home . Today, that child graduates from college  with a college degree in May!

Be Happy For Where You Are.

  Be the Best At What You Are.

But Never Stay Where You Are- KLP

I will never claim to know everything. But these are four tips I want to share with you to help get through those college years with your student athlete!

  1. Provide Birth Control– Since my son was not a virgin upon entering college, stopping at the big box store to purchase supplies including a large box of condoms was on list of “Must Do!” I didn’t want to play stupid. My son is a 6’8  basketball player. Grown women ,non African american women, and everything in between was hitting on him before he left for school and I knew that attending college and left to his own desires……. it would not end. So as always, it’s better safe than sorry parents.
  2. Stay Connected like AT&T– Now there’s FaceTime, Texting, Instagram, SnapChat,  and even cheap gas (yes, I said it) While there is nothing like a care package or phone call, don’t limit yourself to those two things. Be your child’s biggest fan! You should always be his/her biggest support system. College is stressful and can be over whelming.Continue to guide your child.                           Those pressley Boys 7-6-2015 12-21-33 PM
  3. Be supportive like banker– Give them money but be very discriminate. If you were giving them allowance when they were home, continue sending them money. Unless they are at a D1 school*, where money is slipped to them (athletes) here and there, your child is gonna need money for his/ her basic needs. Yet, be smart about it. There’s nothing more regretful than paying for your child to party their way out of school. Now some kids will get little jobs while taking classes. That’s a great thing.You may still have to help with upkeep of the car and other misc things.
  4. Accept help with a crystal ball.- giWhen my son first started playing basketball, everyone wanted to “help.” Then when he felt like being a goof ball and messing up, they fled. Nothing hurts more than that, for him or myself. From that experience, I’ve learned to evaluate everyone on a individual basis. I know that everyone that smiles in our face isn’t always the best one to trust with your child. It’s true,Not everyone wants something. Finding sincerely good people can be hard at times. But when you do find someone to look out for your son – you keep them. And you make sure they know that they are appreciated. I sleep so good at night knowing that almost every game my son has ever went to, there were warm hugs and familiar smiles waiting for him in that city. Even on campus, he has a circle of people that love him for who he his. That’s a blessing!                                                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiGoh1BUJk4

This post was sponsored by Charlotte’s Youth Broadcasting Camp

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It’s the only full service broadcasting summer workshop for teens.

Get more details here! (If you like it, go on and register. Discounts are available now!)

Wednesday Wow: Harlem Globetrotters

They’re coming BACK!!! Don’t miss the Harlem Globetrotters Saturday, March 28th
at UNC Charlotte’s Halton Arena

The iconic, world famous Harlem Globetrotters are coming to UNC Charlotte’s Halton Arena on Saturday, March 28th for games at 2 pm and 7pm, during the Harlem Globetrotters 90th Anniversary World Tour, presented by Krew Mobile.

On the court, fans can expect to see some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, with a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Maddox and Sweet J Ekworomadu. The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of  family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.

Tickets are now available at ticketreturn.com, the Halton Arena box office, or by phone at 704-687-4949.

My family haven’t been there in 3 years. (This year and this year) That calls for a celebration! Join us! I’m giving away a family four pack! To get them just follow me & comment!

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Charlotte’s Journalism Camp For Kids

Charlotte Youth Broadcasting Camp is a three-week summer broadcasting program for teens. Rising 8th-12th graders experience a unique curriculum designed to develop and support students’ journalism and  media genres. This creative 3 week program encourages students to challenge themselves technically and artistically through study and hands-on practice. Student participants are trained in the fundamental principles, techniques, and craft of broadcast journalism. This is accomplished through a combination of lecture, demonstration, in-class hands-on production, and the students’ own work. Moreover, the participants in the program will be uniquely positioned to benefit from the full service  in dept media culture and professional exposure of the Charlotte- Mecklengburg Area.

 

 

Broadcast Journalism Camp Dates

June 13th – 17th  T.V. Broadcasting Week

June 20th – 24th  Radio Broadcasting Week

June 27th – July 1st Sports Reporting Week   (final session)

TYPICAL DAY FOR CAMPERS

A Typical Day At Campmeda

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  7:30 am Early Drop Off (breakfast snacks served)
  8:00 am Camp Starts!
  8:45 am Learning Activities and Morning Ice-Breakers
  9:45 am Break
10:00 am Learning Activities On-Camera 
11:15 am Learning Activities Journalism 
12:15 pm Lunch (Provided by Sponsors and CYBC)
  1:15 pm Learning Activities Sports Reporting
  2:15 pm Break
  2:30 pm Learning Activities Radio Broadcasting 
  3:30 pm Learning Activities Digital Creations
  4:30 pm Daily Recap
  5:00 pm Free time and Pick Up!
  6:00 pm Final Pick Up!!

 

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N. Patel

Lake Norman, NC

My business partner told me about this camp. One of the things that caught my attention was the diversity amongst the campers. It was boys and girls of all races. The fact that the camp is being organized by a national broadcaster, professional guest speakers, media projects and lunch being included provides the most value and quality for the price.

   1.) Pay by March 31, 2016 for the 1st week of  camp and get $25.00 off weekly fee.

           Mention Code: CYBC1 

   2.) Pay by March 31, 2016 for any 2 weeks of  camp and get $55.00 off total cost. 

      Mention Code: CYBC2

  3.)  Pay by March 31, 2016 for a11 3 weeks of camp  and get $90.00 off total cost. 

         Mention Code: CYBC3

Cost – $ 300 per week    This fee includes full day instruction,  lunch and 2 snacks

J. Mitchell

Charlotte, NC

“This camp has had a big impact on my daughter. I sent my daughter to this camp because she has a tremendous desire to major in journalism. I wanted her to get first hand knowledge and experience. She has already given me a to-do list of what to get for her to pursue journalism like an I-pad, editing software and internships. It has help my daughter to possibly decide which college to attend. I believe my daughter will be successful because of her attending this program.”

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NOTE-

Can not be combined with any other specials or promotions.Past guest speakers have been Thomas Davis(NFL) and Michael Metcalf (NASCAR) during Sports Reporting Week, TV reporting week Ken Lemon of WSOC, Coleen Harry of WBTV, Jason Brown of TWC14, Christina Watkins During Radio Week past field trips have been The CW, Charlotte Today Show, ACE and TJ radio Show [iHeart Radio].

*sibling discount only applies after 1st sibling (from regular camp fee).

Questions? Contact Ms Antriece at Charlotteybc@gmail.com. 704-222-6925  or log onto —> www.Charlotteybc.com today!