Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Warriors | Healers | Builders - Leadership and Personal Development Series for Black Men and Women

Warriors | Healers | Builders
Upcoming Session in Washington DC June 7-9, 2013

This is the heart and soul of AYA! Everything we do is designed to make us better warriors, healers, and builders. It matters not whether it's a photography workshop, a math class, or relationship coaching. The goal is the same.


We must become better warriors challenging the

  • People
  • Policies
  • Practices 

that aggress upon our families, our people and our community. It's simple. Find them and challenge them. Choose your area, unfortunately, we continue to be preyed upon in every conceivable area of life.


African people world-wide have been and continue to be wounded by white supremacy and other forms of oppression and injected oppression. Unfortunately, neither educational attainment, physical prowess, of political position is sufficient. We need safe place to discover and heal from the brutal trauma that reverberates down the generational lines from our ancestors to us. No one can do this work for us. We


While we fight and heal, we are also obligated to build.We must build:

  • Families
  • Organizations
  • Businesses
  • Institutions.
I know it's a tall order. I know it's not fair. Such is oppression. I know that we think we can't do it. We have in the past, and we can do it now. These workshops are designed to help us do just that.

Warriors | Healers | Builders Workshop Series

Weekend Workshops:

WHB... one day sessions

WHB Events:
Love is Not a Game - Dinner
Black Love Day Dinner Celebration

Monday, April 15, 2013

Teachers, Ambassadors & Volunteers Needed.

AYA @ Columbia Drive.

Teachers, Tutors, Ambassadors and Volunteers

Want to make a difference?

Tired of just hearing others talk about the problems facing Black youth and Black people?
C'mon, join a power, proven, movement. Join AYA Educational Institute.
We help adults, and middle and high school students.

*Warriors and Healers: The Original
*WH- Health Builders
*Building A Culture of Business
*Middle and High School Education and Degrees

Are you an educator?
Are you interested in learning the AYA Way?
Do you want to support real education the produces excellent students prepared to render distinguished service to our people and the world?
Do you have a skill or time that you could lend to our efforts?
Will you spread the word about us?

If the answer is yes, or maybe, contact us today.

Email Wekesa or Afiya @ wekesa@gmail.com

Also attend our Sunday Each One Reach One web conference on Sunday @ 3 PM Eastern
By computer: Direct Conference Link
By phone: (530) 881-1212, Pin: 891-519-580

LEAP: Leadership - Education - Advocacy- Program


    Youth Leadership Development | Student Educational Excellence | Community Education | Educational Advocacy

    The Crisis

    Far too often leadership is defined by:
    • Having massive followers
    • Acquiring mass media attention
    • Earning European, and increasingly Asian or another group’s approval.
    Increasingly, our leaders are chosen for us by others outside of our community who profit from creating and maintaining sickness in the Black community. Increasingly, we are seeking to live vicariously through our “leaders,” while our actual power and confidence to change our own circumstances shrink.Actual knowledge about the real condition of our families and our people declines; creative thinking about how to solve those problems sinks even further.

    Increasingly, those being prepared for leadership examine our community through the eyes of those who are alien to our community – ignoring the cultural and actual strengths of our community and our people.

    Identity with our community, culture and our greatest aspirations is buried for fear that massive followers, mass media attention, and alien approval (money, promotions, good reviews, etc.) will allude us.

    More illusive is the manipulated use of individual convenience (ipods, iphones, ipads, etc.) to erode the experience of community of shared history, experience, culture, aspirations, and destiny.

    More obscure, still, is the use of education to crush our youth’s spirits, or failing that, to alienate them from their culture and the very community from which they come, and for which later they will be expected to speak.

    Our leaders are not prepared academically to serve us, and our academics are not prepared for leadership that serve us.


    To turn us around, we must cultivate a new leadership development approach that addresses these issues. AYA’s LEAP  does just that!

    The goal is to produce students who:
    1. Identify fully with Black people-African people
    2. Demonstrate a commitment to academic and cultural excellence that serves the needs and highest aspirations of their families, and the local, national, international African community, and the world (in that order)
    3. Who embrace their role as warriors – challenging oppression and the subtle and overt threats to our community
    4. Who embrace their role as healers – working to heal themselves of the wounds of oppression and who account for those wounds in others.
    5. Who embrace their role as builders – family builders, business builders, institution builders that can thrive in a hostile environment without shedding its purpose to serve our people first
    6. Who measure their academic excellence based on how well Black people --locally, nationally and internationally-- judge that they are prepared to use their academic success to achieve the above. 
    • Imagine our youth as scholars -warriors, healers, and builders.
    • Imagine them demonstrating academic excellence within and because of the community. 
    • Imagine them becoming youth change agents - advocating for a better community. 
    • Now, imagine them inspiring other youth and adults to do the same. 

    Registration for Summer & 2013-2014

    Register Now...

    AYA Summer Clinics
    More info:

    Math Clinics:

    • Foundational
    • Advanced
    • Customized Private Tutorial

    Language Arts:

    • Reading Club - Books / Online / Video
    • Creative Writing
    • 5 Paragraph Essay

    Computer Programing:

    • How To Code. Students actually learn to code computers. Instead of just playing them. They begin to make the computers do what they want them to do! (This may encourage you)

    Visual Arts:

    • Photography (sample)
    • Cinematography

    Interested? Come to the open house Sunday's 7pm. (Click Here)

    Volunteers and AYA Ambassadors @ 3pm

    Help us help others who need an AYA Education
    For Parents and Advanced Students:
    • Understanding AYA and the AYA Way
    • Following Araminta (Adult and Child Together)

    Fall Semester:

    Give your child a leg up, enroll in our summer clinics without leaving your home.

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