Seein' is Believin' is -A Multicultural Infusion of Excellence into traditional K-12 STEAM curriculum.
Knowing that it is challenging to recruit and retain educators of color specifically Black educators, we aim to infuse culture through workshops.
The reality is most of our youth will go through their entire academic careers without having a single Black or multicultural educator. Our program's goal is to fill that gap while the crucial work of training and retaining educators of color continues. The pandemic has offered an opportunity to expand outside the traditional classroom experience. Youth can now learn first hand from professionals of color in the fields of arts, science, technology, mathematics, technology, and more through a virtual experience.
We know that representation matters in helping youth see themselves in their future careers. Our presenters are trailblazers in their respective fields and are excited to share their expertise, experience, and passion to your youth.
Our presenters look forward to partnering with your teachers, tell their stories, present life changing workshops, and discuss how their cultural backgrounds influence their professions today. Our workshops also infuse life readiness skills because we recognize that some students may not be ready to go straight to college from high school. Our life readiness workshops include vocational prep, college prep, and personal leadership.
Our infusions are focused in engaging and inspiring youth in ways that traditional curriculum does not always do. Samples of our work include:
Prenicia Clifton is native of Kansas City, Missouri and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has nearly 2 decades of precollege and youth programming experience under her belt. Prenicia has always had a love for camp and enriching the lives of youth. At the age of 21 Prenicia made a pledge to make a difference in the lives of 10,000 kids. She achieved this goal quite easily through programming and fundraising and has now changed that goal to a million. So how does one affect the lives of 1 million children? Well Prenicia believes that this can be done through the implementation of culturally infused programming, policy creation, and community advocacy.
Prenicia is a certified Praesidium Youth Protection Guardian and a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer. Her experiences in program development abroad has given her strengths in youth protection, program development and implementation, as well as best practices for addressing youth protection polices at every level. Currently Prenicia is a member of the Higher Education Prevention Network serving on the membership committee as well a founding member and chair on the Big Ten Youth Policy Consortium.
On top of her dedication to serving youth, Clifton is an accomplished opera singer with credits in major opera houses around the world; including opening opera houses with Placido Domingo, sharing the stage with Grammy Award winning artist-Denyce Graves, and becoming the first African American to sing in a Chinese opera house solely in Mandarin.
Current Community Impact Initiatives:
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