Tea Time with Destiny Launches its First Session in Celebration of Women’s History Month!

DAPHNE, Ala. – The Maynard 4 Foundation is excited to announce the launch of “Tea Time with Destiny” hosted by the 2nd Vice President and youngest member of the foundation, Destiny Maynard! This is a completely virtual program, which eliminates any geographical boundaries. This program is designed for girls nationwide ages 8-12 to come together and discover the contributions of Black women to society. Often times this information is either excluded from curriculums or limited to highlighting the usual pre-approved individuals during Black History Month. Even though Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and Sojourner Truth are some of our most revered ancestors, we do not want to trivialize our history by willfully neglecting to explore and expose the contributions of our many dynamic Black women. Therefore, we must embrace this important aspect of American History and share it with our young minds so they can appreciate and educate. In doing so, the names and deeds of our foremothers will never be forgotten!

The first installment of this program will be held on March 7, 2021, at 12:00 pm PST / 2:00 pm CST / 3:00 pm EST in honor of Women’s History Month and, will take place every month thereafter with a different Black woman as the featured topic of discussion. During this first session, we will discuss Charlotte E. Ray. We ask that young girls come with one fun fact about the featured topic of discussion and your favorite teacup, which can be a toy if little girls are feeling especially fancy! Advanced registration is required and may be accomplished by using the following Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrcOyupzotEt2s8LHOZHbSTNRgg_8lsSxX

These sessions will be facilitated by Sherry Soanes, who is a Black woman, an attorney, an educator, and an advocate for an inclusive world. In addition to being an attorney, Ms. Soanes teaches a course at The American University that aims to give students the tools they need to engage in discourse around issues of historical and current struggles of power, privilege, and inequality. Additionally, she is an inaugural member of the Justice Advisory Council, formed by the Office of Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney, and she serves on the board of Just Us Kids Child Development Center, a private non-profit corporation sponsored by the Department of Justice. She is also the founder of BLS Inclusion Mentors, LLC named after her mother for whom she credits as the one who taught her to actively work towards ensuring the human rights of others. Through her company, she raises awareness of the historical underpinnings of structural racism. The Maynard 4 Foundation is extremely excited to welcome Sherry Soanes, Esq. as a partner on this project. Our young girls are definitely in for a treat!

Lastly, this program is absolutely free! However, donations are greatly appreciated and will go directly towards our Education Area of Focus. Donations may be made directly through the website at https://themaynard4foundation.org/areas-of-focus.

ABOUT THE MAYNARD 4 FOUNDATION

The Maynard 4 Foundation is a national organization extending various resources in the interest of furthering education, health equity, culture, and social justice. The foundation also seeks to serve as a champion for those of all backgrounds who are in need within these United States, so that they may thoroughly and equally share in the American dream.