It’s ovHERcoming obstacles time again! nJoy the Rush is gearing up for their second annual ovHERcoming obstacles! This event is catered to empower, motivate, and educate young women between the 7th-12th grade and help them overcome different obstacles that they face today.
This event was created to connect girls to local successful women and teach them important life skills. Today’s younger generation constantly fights battles with themselves, peers, social media, and sometimes family. Our goal is to let each girl know that even though she may feel alone during these times, she’s not! It’s important for us to show the girls that we’ve all experienced obstacles, but we didn’t let that stop our growth.
We will kick-off the event with a mix and mingle session to teach the girls the importance of networking and building relationships. This session will introduce the girls to women from different careers paths. ovHERcoming obstacles will also focus on helping young girls with their finances, as well as learning new etiquette tips that will keep you sharp in the real world during our breakout sessions. Before the girls venture off to the different breakout sessions, we will have a guest panel of 5 intelligent and successful women for the girls to open up to and ask questions. This group was chosen because they’ve overcome many obstacles to get to where they are now in life. These women have no problem sharing their story and we’re truly grateful to have them on our panel.
This portion of the event will be hosted by Roxie, member of the 3 Live Crew on 102 Jamz.
Check out our guest panel below!
First up, Morgan Mckenzie:
Morgan McKenzie is a radio talk show host on 102 Jamz! Morgan used faith and perseverance while storming her way into the radio world and now she has her own radio show, “The It Girl”. She also is a co-host for a show called “Straight Talk”. She tackles important community topics and highlight people in the Triad community that are looking to make a difference while keeping it fun, upbeat and entertaining.
Next, we have Latoya Wright:
LaToya Wright is from Clinton, MD. She is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Pre-Law. She owns a non-profit organization focused around helping the homeless. LaToya is currently in school obtaining her masters in Education and coaching a high school track and field team.
Next on the list, Lovie Tabron:
Lovie Tabron is a Behavioral Medicine Coordinator for the University of Georgia Athletic Association. Her primary responsibilities include preventative programming, staff/student-athlete education, immediate care, management, treatment and rehabilitation coordination of behavioral medicine illnesses. Tabron is one of few Athletic Trainers (ATs) fully dedicated to behavioral medicine in the NCAA. As an advocate for the AT profession she currently sits as D9 representative on the National ATs Care committee and chair of the SEATA ATs Care committee. Prior to arriving at UGA she was Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. The Wilson, North Carolina native completed her undergraduate studies at East Carolina University, where she received her bachelor of science in Athletic Training in 2010. Tabron completed her graduate studies in 2014 at California University at Pennsylvania receiving a Master of Science in Exercise Science & Health Promotion with a Sports Psychology concentration. She arrived at Southern by way of North Carolina A&T State University, where she worked as an athletic trainer with the track and field program for 4 years.
Last but not least, we have Raya Clay:
Raya Clay was born and raised in Monticello, Arkansas. She graduated from Monticello High School in 2011 and went on to attend the University of Arkansas where she received a Bachelor’s of Art in Broadcast Journalism in May 2015. After graduating college, Raya received a job offer as a Coordinator at Fox Sports 1. While enrolled at the University of Arkansas, Raya was heavily involved in the Arkansas Razorbacks Athletics department. She was the host of the Arkansas Razorback football Pre- Game show, Countdown to Kickoff and was also a sports writer for the newspaper, the Arkansas Traveler. During her senior year of college, Raya was presented an opportunity to work for ESPN as a Production Assistant for the SEC Network, producing games for the Arkansas Razorbacks. She covered many sports including football, softball, and tennis, just to name a few. In Charlotte, NC. 2.5 years later, Raya still works at Fox Sports 1, producing shows for sports such as NBA, NFL, NHL, and NASCAR. In May of 2017, Miss Clay started her own business. Her business, which she is the CEO and President of, is called RC Brand Management. RC Brand Management is a full service Public Relations, branding, and events agency that focuses on working with professional athletes. RC Brand Management clients include Chris Smith, Defensive End for the Cleveland Browns and Malik Monk, Point Guard for the Charlotte Hornets. Raya's latest adventure in media includes launching her Youtube channel, Raya Clay TV, which boast over 500 subscribers. Raya Clay TV features lifestyle videos, interviews and "VLOGS" of Raya's daily life adventures.
After hearing the panel, the girls will get the opportunity to learn new tips during the etiquette and finance sessions. Step into our world next week to learn more about the breakout sessions!! Do you know someone that may be interested in this free event? Tell them to register here!! If you would like to be a sponsor or vendor, please visit the ovHERcoming obstacles page and sign up!! Check out some cool pictures from last year’s event here!!