Le'Chic Academy Foundation
Empowering Girls to be Confident, Cultivated & Self-Assured Leaders
Le’Chic Academy Foundation is a Christian-focused
501 (c) non-profit organization developed to inspire young girls, ages 5-18. Our mission is to empower girls with the guidance, resources, and tools required to be confident, cultivated, and self-assured decision-making leaders. We strive to motivate and educate young ladies of all faiths, nationalities and economic status.
Our goal is to raise girl’s consciousness and to aid them in becoming front-runners who make healthy, practical, and productive lifestyle choices. Our vision is to raise enough capital to purchase our very own Le’Chic Academy Performing Arts Facility for our ladies by December 30, 2018
Le’Chic’s “Biz Kidz” Program was established to inspire both girls and boys to be successful kidprenuers. Our program engages young entrepreneurs in real-world business experiences, events and activities. Our objective is to inspire business-minded kids to creatively embrace their entrepreneurial spirit, to lead confidently, think critically, be financially responsible, and apprehend the value of teamwork. We strive to be a front-runner in establishing an innovative program that inspires children and teens to become successful and thriving business leaders.
Le’Chic Academy Foundation provides a variety of services, resources, and information to girls. Through empowerment workshops, conferences, seminars, competitions, scholarships and special events, we strive to strategically develop a well-rounded program that offers young ladies the tools essential to embracing their unique individuality and achieving their personal and professional goals.
Le'Chic Academy Board and Committee:
Le’Chic Academy Foundation is comprised of the following Board of Directors and Committee members, who oversee and administers the organization’s mission and goals and a support committee that assists in carrying them out:
Dr. Marlene Jackson Founder
Denise Garland Finance Coordinator
Ashley Jackson Girl Empowerment Coach
Talaya McKinney Event Coordinator Director
(Paint the Town Red Productions)
Chandra Beaman Beauty Consultant
Crystal Lucus Fashion Designer
Parris Muse Event Coordinator Assistant
Andrea Norman Home-style Caterer
Dwayne Norman II Program/Technical Manager
Phebe Taylor Public Relations Manager
Aretha Thomas Program Manager
Robert Worthington Program Advisor
Here are just a few testimonies and sentiments that express the feelings about the difference Le’Chic Academy is making in the lives of our girls.........
"Le'Chic Academy’s Girl Empowerment Program provides experiences that enhance the girls’ self-expression and confidence, which leads to enhanced self-esteem."
We believe that “Life is better in community” which fosters spiritual development through: building relationships with others; laughing which enables them to share the beauty, light, and spirit carried within; and becoming people who “love one another”, thus embracing a powerful directive for spiritual formation. The girls “let their light shine, so others may see God.”
Light and love,
Rev. Sandra Trice Gray,
"We are very excited to be apart, learning different things like make clothes, posing for pictures, different things about hair and makeup, learning about the proper silverware to use, public speaking and writing stories. It's all been fun and meeting new friends that are nice to you. Can’t wait for the for the big fashion show.
Jailah and Jailynn,
Le'Chic Academy Foundation Models
"It was both an honor and privilege to be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Le'Chic Academy Model Induction Ceremony. After hearing so many positive things about your group, I was quite anxious to meet each and every one of you in-person. Your big day was nothing short of amazing. Everyone was full of energy, smiles, laughter, and fun. You all welcomed me with open hugs! The entire presentation represented you and the woman you are becoming. Whether you received a sash or a crown, it was rewarding to present you with a symbol of your growth, hard work, and commitment. I am certainly proud of ail of your accomplishments and I am confident that you will keep that spirit. Continue to reach beyond the stars and you will be successful in all that you do”
Miss Caribbean Metro USA 2012
“This program is very inspiring. We know this will go well. You are such a good example for the young women.”
Trudy Babchak, Assistant Director,
Columbia Art Center
"I'm very excited about everything that has happened and all the wonderful things that's about to happen. God has a great mission in the works. This is just the beginning. I am thankful and blessed that your wonderful daughter Ashley invited my daughter to the audition to be a part of this wonderful family that you have created. And blessed that you have allowed me to help where I can with your dream. “For some reason this has helped me as much as it has my baby girl. It has helped me grow and see things in myself that others have seen all along. You are truly a blessing and heaven sent Ms. Marlene!!!! Forever grateful to you and the Le'Chic family."
“We were blessed to be introduced to this opportunity not only for our daughters but for us. We have grown as well as seen growth with our family. We as the parents have meet wonderful people that can truly call family. Have learned multiple things that we can use daily in our adult life as well as things to help us with our daughters. We have seen both of their self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth grow tremendously and in only 1 year of time. We know that this is definitely something we will be a part of until the end. Thank you so much for blessing our family.” Love Conquers All
Richard and Veronica Hill.