We are the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
We had such a lovely and productive time at our
Annual Commissioner Retreat!
We would like to send a special thanks to JAH & Associates, Madison Social, and First Commerce Credit Union for helping the day run smoothly.
The Commission on the Status of Women & Girls is recognizing girls ages 5-17 who are doing great things in our community! If you know a girl who is making things happen let us know by filling out the nomination form below. Are you a girl who is doing something great? Nominate yourself!
Each month, we will recognize one outstanding girl in our community – look for our next honoree in March 2017!
#YearOfTheGirl February Honoree –
Imani Marcella Ti’Bri Walker
Imani is a 7th grader at Holy Comforter School. She is a loving, humble, kind, smart, funny and athletic child with a fearless demeanor and a colorful personality. She is very active in her church, Anderson Chapel AME, where she is a member of the Young People’s Department (YPD) and the usher Board, choir and “Divine,” a praise dance group. Imani volunteers at Miracle Hill Nursing Home and the Gibb Maury Village, to which she delivers socks and toiletry items for the residents. She also sings at Miracle Hill during the holiday season. Imani is a member of the National Achiever Society, plays the violin, soccer and runs track and cross country. Imani wants to attend college and then medical school to become an obstetrician and gynecologist. She believes that her purpose is the serve God while on Earth by serving Him and others.
The Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is honored to recognize Imani Marcella Ti’Bri Walker as the February 2017 Year of the Girl Honoree!
YearOfTheGirl January Honoree – Paloma Renee Rambana
Paloma Rambana is an exemplary sixth grade student at Maclay. Paloma has not let her visual disability get to her. She is an accomplished equestrian earning a JV letter, and is quite active in the Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle. This honoree has spent many hours participating in community service for local non-profit organizations.
As a legally blind youth, she has been committed to making sure that youth who have disabilities receive the support and services they need. Paloma has led two marches to the Florida Capitol and lobbied legislators. Her efforts really paid off! Thanks to Paloma’s hard work and never-ending energy, $1.25 million was allocated for a Children’s Program for blind and visually impaired school-aged children to receive supplemental training and equipment.
This success led to her moving on to advocate the U.S. Congress for more funding for special education research. Paloma will continue to fight for the thousands of Florida youth who are still not getting the services they need. Her hashtag says a “million” things about her, #FundTheGap!!
The Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is honored to recognize Paloma Rambana as the first 2017 Year of the Girl Honoree!
CSWG #YearOfTheGirl Honorees must demonstrate an outstanding initiative in civic, community, service, or education projects. Commissioners select one girl per month who displays these values and characteristics. Please fill out the forms below to nominate a girl of your choice to be the next honoree:
Be sure to tag your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts with #YEAROFTHEGIRL!
Thank you for your tremendous support during the
2016 #YearOfTheGirl Summit!
Interested in the CSWG speaking at your next
Let us know! We have a Speakers Bureau that would be excited to talk to other community groups about the work our Commissioners are doing in Tallahassee/Leon County! Contact our Staff Liaison, Nancy Fontaine, Ph.D, at CSWGStaff@TheOasisCenter.net or (850) 222-2747 for more information.