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``It's so amazing the ability we have as people to change the world.``

~ Asha Scott

DBF Partner

D.I.V.As Build Futures (DBF) is geared towards the empowerment and motivation of young girls to young women, ages 10-25. Creating safe & beneficial platforms for young girls stemming from all walks of life, to have productive ways on succeeding in every aspect of their career. Guiding them step-by-step on their growth and development helping them to understand their journey to have positive & permanent outcomes.

 

Using creative & sustainable workshops that are relatable for young girls growing into young women. Keeping them engaged, motivated, and encouraged in: Education, Health & Wellness, Self-Defense, Self-Esteem, Self-Image, Performing Arts, Home & Lifestyle, Finances, Entrepreneurship and more! Building our community up by creating more jobs and upstanding citizens. Showing them the importance of budgeting and building character. Bettering our community one Determined, Intelligent Virtuous Ambitious girl at a time!

 

Get involved with DBF! Help empower the next generation of young girls to young women.

A'SHA SCOTT, FOUNDER

A’sha Scott launched D.I.V.As Build Futures, Inc. the summer of 2014 in Apple Valley, CA. A Non-Profit organization for the betterment of youth girls. DIVA standing for “Determined Intelligent Virtuous Ambitious young girls to young women.” Although, Asha did not have sisters growing up, she saw the importance of sisterhood and how motivating it was to be in a positive environment with other girls going through similar situations. Starting with just a few young ladies in her neighborhood, she began by having “girl talk” nights in her home allowing the young ladies to be themselves and open about issues or concerns they were having. Allowing the girls to practice cooking small meals in her kitchen or shadowing her in business and motherhood. Her passion has always been to empower and motivate youth to push through their adversity’s and encouraging them to pursue their goals.

More about A'sha

Favorite Quote: “The foundation of our community is in the education of our YOUTH.“

DBF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CYNTHIA FERGUSON

PRESIDENT

Favorite Quote: “Don’t downgrade your dream to match your reality. Upgrade your faith to match your vision.“

Cynthia Ferguson has been dedicated to empowering women for as long as she can remember. She was born and raised in Dallas, TX and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1983. The majority of her career has been spent in the health care industry, working with some of the most prominent surgeons and specialists in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. As a strong advocate for women’s success, Cynthia has been actively involved in women’s empowerment and advocacy groups for over 15 years. From 2004-2006, she served on the Board of Directors of Angel’s R Us Outreach Center for Women and Children, working closely with the domestic violence division. In 2014, she founded and managed the Wolfettes Girls Empowerment Group, a program dedicated to the enrichment and empowerment of young women. Currently, Cynthia serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Divas Build Futures Inc. and as a school medic at Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy. Cynthia is a certified Life Coach and Mentor and a mother to two young men. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family by the pool.

LATESE WILLIAMS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Favorite Quote: “I must be the change I want to see in the world today.“

Latese Williams has worked with A’sha Scott since the inception of DBF and helped write the Sisterhood Creed. In addition to her work with DBF, she has mentored youth since 1995 and taught Praise Dance for 3 groups. Currently, Latese serves as as a Leader of Youth department, operates a Puppet Ministry GBGB, works two jobs and is the mother to one son.

ERIKA POWELL

COMMUNITY LIAISON DIRECTOR

Favorite Quote: “I do my best because I’m counting on you counting on me.“

Erika Powell is a God fearing mother of two intelligent self driven teenagers who she love dearly. She has a profound passion for helping and understanding others in the world around her as she continue to grow. This fullfillment and eager of knowledge lead her to completing 2years coursework in Psychology at Southwest TN Community College in Memphis, TN. She is a very active member of DFW Urban League young Professionals where she gain leadership, professional, personal, community development skills and much more by being apart of this organization in Dallas, TX where she resides. She has carried out her career in the Medical Industry for more than 10 years and as a Medical Billing/Revenue Cycle Specialist in a corporate sitting for over 5 years. Erika Powell plays a very important role at DBF as a Mentor Coordinator/Communication and Marketing Community liaison Director so our girls gain the nine core values that is set out for them to be the D.I.V.A.S yet to come as well as to ensure our girls experience, network and be connnect to the right group of people.

DBF Board of Directors Opportunities

Be a part of great change! Contact us to inquire about current board openings.

  • Secretary/Assistant
  • Event/Street Team Coordinator
  • Divas Koset Coordinator
  • Financial Director
  • Creative Arts Director
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