I am honored to be selected as a Dream Kids Ambassador for African Pride Dream Kids #KidsDreamingBig Campaign
One of the things that I love about working with African Pride/Dream Kids is that they really care about the future of our children. They prove this by constantly offering products and programs that can help our kids learn to believe in the beauty of their dreams. As a mom of 4 ( 3 boys and 1 girl) I also have wishes and dreams for my children, specifically my tween daughter. My dream for her is that she will one day be able to exist in a world where her own race will not judge her by the tone of her skin or the texture of her hair but by the content of her character. A world where she will be able to see positive images of African American females that come in ALL shades of Black. My wish for her is that one day her beauty will not be identified by her lightness or her darkness and that she never have to hear these words again: “You are pretty…to be so dark”. Colorism is a mental disease in the Black community. It is a remnant of slavery and I wish that we as a people would make it go away so that all children can feel comfortable in their skin no matter the shade. That is one of the wishes that I have for my child. Thank you African Pride for caring about the dreams of our children.
The Dream Kids “Kids Dreaming Big” Scholarship Contest
The “Kids Dreaming Big” contest, opened to youth grades 3 – 5, encourages the next generation to believe in the beauty of their dreams and provides a national platform to pursue them. Scholarship entry is February 2- March 15, 2015 with $3000.00 worth of scholarships offered. African Pride Dream Kids and fred’s will also host a meet & greet with Cynthia Bailey and one of our lucky scholarship winners on Saturday, April 4th in Tunica, Mississippi.
We understand the unconditional sacrifices every parent lovingly makes for their kids – the extra kisses, dedication of time, and fueling their imaginations. As a brand we strongly believe that every child, no matter the adversity they face in life, has the right to dream and we have partnered with fred’sSuper Dollar to make this a reality”, states Charlene Dance (National Marketing Director, Strength of Nature Global, LLC).
African Pride DreamKids Hair Care collection, in conjunction with general merchandiser fred’s Super Dollar, will produce the second annual “Kids Dreaming Big” meet and greet hosted by Cynthia Bailey of the Real Housewive’s Of Atlanta. The meet and greet will celebrate the 2015 winners of the second annual “Kids Dreaming Big” national scholarship contest who will receive over $3,000 in scholarships on-sight as well as giving parent/child pairs in the surrounding community a chance to participate in a great afternoon of family fun. The Kids Dreaming Big scholarship will begin accepting entries on Monday, February 2nd until Sunday, March 15th
To enter the African Pride Dream Kids and fred’s Super Dollar Kids Dreaming Big Scholarship Contest Click here http://woobox.com/hxfqqn Your little one will have a chance to win a $500 scholarship. There will be 5 winners/ Grades 3-5 only or they can win the Grand Prize of a $500 scholarship and an all expense paid trip for two to meet Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey.
I have been compensated by African Pride/Dream Kids for this post, All opinions expressed are my own