2018 Collin County Black Chambers of Commerce Trailblazer Recipient

Divas Build Futures Inc.

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La'Tese Williams DBF Executive Director

"I AM GOING BE THE CHANGE I WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD TODAY"

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Cynthia Ferguson President

 "LIFE IS TOUGH DARLING, BUT SO ARE YOU"  

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"Seeking to change the worlds perspective of the meaning DIVA & better our female community one Young Lady at a time"

About the Founder

Welcome to what I like to call our NEW GENERATION OF CHANGE!! 


My name is Asha Scott and I would like to tell you a bit about myself & How DBF got started ..

  

Asha C. Scott Certified Youth & Family Life Coach 

Owner of Rebuild & Replenish Life Coaching

Founder of Divas Build Futures Inc.


Asha Scott, born a Gary Indiana native in August of 1986 moving to Woodland Hills Ca, following the passing of her mother in Oct 1997. Leaving a legacy, memories and a childhood behind, she began her journey very young facing different life challenges. Always looking for better ways to cope with life as a teen, she always found therapy in helping other young girls work on their issues by allowing them to vent to her and talking about their future goals together. Graduating from a continuation high school, she received awards such as, the 2004-05 Principle Service Excellence Award at Thoreau High School and The Majors Above and Beyond Recognition award in 2005. She attended Allen University a HBCU in Columbia South Carolina, where she received her AA in Social Science and Communication. Graduating from Pierce College in 2009 with her BA in Geriatric Nursing. 


A’sha Launched D.I.V. As Build Futures Inc summer 2014 in Apple Valley Ca. A Non-Profit organization for youth girls. DIVA standing for “to be Determined Intelligent Virtuous Ambitious young girls to young women.” All of which the things she felt young girls needed as growing 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 young girls going through similar situations. Starting with just a few young ladies in her neighborhood, she began by having “girl talk” nights allowing the young ladies to be themselves and open about issues or concerns they were having. Her passion has always been to empower and motivate them to push forward through their adversity’s and encouraging them to pursue their goals. Rather it was allowing them to practice cooking small meals in her kitchen or shadowing her in business and motherhood.


Moving to McKinney Texas in June 2016, Asha choose to follow God's plan on bettering the lives of herself and 2 children and by following her passion and purpose on opening an All-Girls Youth Education Center here in Collin County.  Launching DBF for the 1st time at North Texas Job Corps in McKinney, had its challenges but has ultimately been rewarding. Partnering with the NTJC CRC has opened many doors, such as the partnership with “Dress for Success Dallas”.  Allowing the Divas to expand their horizons in entrepreneurship and business. In the past year, through consistency and persistency, DBF has been able to service 100+ girls in the DFW & Metroplex area, in Housing advocacy assistance, College Advocacy Education, Self-Esteem & Etiquette Mentoring, Confidence Makeovers, Hygiene Mentorship and the DBF Big Sister/Little Sister mentoring program.  Joining the Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce in 2017 , Asha has made many successful connections and partnerships such as, Collin County Boys and Girls Club of Mckinney, Legacy Charter Preparatory Academy, Dell Communications, Haggard Library and many more. With God’s grace, Hard work and commitment DBF All Girls Youth Center opened on April 30 2019. Enrolling starts today! Its intentions will be to continue current services and soon provide temporary housing for youth girls ages 16-25.  


“The FOUNDATION of our community is in the education of our YOUTH”- A’sha Scott


ashalovesdbf@gmail.com



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