An Extraordinary Experience- XOL and Youth Ambassadors Travel to South Africa

5 Jun

In late January, my blog came to the attention of a publicist representing  Stacie Turner, of the yet to be seen Real Housewives of D.C.

I am very happy to be able to highlight the work that Stacie Turner is doing outside of her “celebrity.”

It appears as thou, doing good deeds are a part of her everyday life. As an adoptee myself, I’m very inspired to see Stacie Turner garnering attention in the form of helping young ladies in need.

Stacie Turner, the visionary and leader of Extra-Ordinary Life, (XOL) is a product of the DC foster care system. Adopted at an early age, Turner was raised to believe that she could do anything. A graduate of Howard University and Harvard Business School, Turner worked at Procter & Gamble and BET Networks prior to becoming a successful businesswoman and real estate entrepreneur. “It’s important for these young girls to experience events that exemplify the ideals of hard work, determination, discipline and belief in self – key qualities that I believe are necessary to succeed in life. I want the girls to feel the energy of limitless potential; to inspire them to believe that they, too, have limitless potential.” During the month of April,

Ten talented teens were selected via a competitive process to become XOL Ambassadors and travel on our inaugural journey to South Africa! One of the young ladies was born outside the United States – whereas the others have never traveled outside the country. XOL wants the girls to see and feel the energy of this historic event—the first World Cup to be held on the continent of Africa. However, the games are the backdrop to a broader in-country learning experience that includes a community service project and cultural, educational, and social activities. An event of this magnitude will surely not be forgotten by the participants or their families!

Source:  Extra-Ordinary Life

On April 24, 2010, Stacie Turner’s Extra-Ordinary Life participated in the Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta’s 2010 Regional Day of Service event at Howard University.  The event focused on preparing the young ladies for College applications and admissions.

Photo credit: Extra-Ordinary Life

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