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Motherhood: A Universal Word

She wore a little green dress with bright eyes, and tiny little hands and  feet. Five month old Baby Harriett didn’t realize that today was a special day. One that would save her life! A small group of three Shot@Life Champion were given the privilege of following a family’s journey. Young grandmother Rosemary and her

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The Pride of Mubende Village – Family Health Day

    Mubende Village is very rich in culture, style and religion. Churches and mosques are on nearly every corner, but health centers are not. So UNICEF uses the opportunity to capture village citizens coming in droves to worship, and offers free immunizations, de-worming, birth registry, blood pressure and HIV/AIDS testing and results. Shot@Life gave us

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1 Meal a Day and Still Smiling About Education

If you only had 1 meal a day, would you still keep smiling? That is the reality for the beautiful children I had the pleasure of meeting at Railway Primary School today in Kampala, Uganda. The meal these children have at school will be the only meal they have all day long. You see, their

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World Changers – Social Good Summit NYC

Mashable, an organization that reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world, hosts the Social Good Summit during UN Week each year in New York City. September 22-24, 2012, I was honored to be invited as a guest, along with fellow United Nations Foundation – Shot@Life Champions, and

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VIDEO: Rocking OUT at the White House

Easter is a time of celebration for our Savior Jesus Christ’s resurrection. It’s also a time for family to gather for fun activities, dressing up for church or other religious ceremonies, and who can forget the yummy food.     It’s also a time of celebration at the White House Easter Egg Roll! On Monday April

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VIDEO: Girls Rising – Educate Girls Around the Globe!

Along with hundreds of other organizations, we are helping to spread the word about educating girls through today’s first EVER International Day of the Girl. In conjunction with providing awareness here in the US, we also want to share the stories of girls in other countries. GirlsRising is the feature-length film at the center of 10×10’s Global Action

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Educate A Girl, Educate A Nation!

When I look at my two girls, I not only see who they are today, I see their future. Who they will become as adults, mothers, wives, intelligent business women, god-loving, productive citizens and educated women. I see the world amassed before them without limits! I consistently pour into them that nothing they imagine is

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Coco Jones (Roxie) Sparkles in Disney’s LET IT SHINE – Interview

How many young girls get to live their dreams exactly as they envisioned them? Coco Jones (Roxie) from the Disney Channel’s Original Movie, Let It Shine, wanted to star in a movie for as long as she could remember.  Her dream finally came true on June 15, 2012 when her very first movie premiered! At age 14, Coco

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Pretty Is As Pretty Does

It’s an old cliché that my mother said to me many a times when I was growing up.  As soon as someone would pay me a compliment and I’d start smelling myself she would hit me with that phrase, “Pretty is as pretty does.”  And I can remember her words sounding like a hand smack

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