MenTEEs: T-shirts for a Cause Kicks Off January 1, 2012

DETROIT — Empowered Flower Girl LLC announces its second annual National Mentoring Month Campaign “MenTEEs: T-shirts for a Cause.”

During National Mentoring Month in January 2012, the company will dedicate a special section on its website (and social media pages) to mentoring.

Rasheda Kamaria, chief empowering officer and founder, said Empowered Flower Girl will feature youth mentoring organizations during the month-long observance.

As part of the campaign, one organization or school group will be randomly selected to be the recipient of 25% of all  Empowered Flower Girl t-shirt sales through Feb. 15, 2012. The organization will be notified on or before February 20, 2012. 

Our goal is to bring awareness to the need for positive adult role models for youth,” Kamaria said. “We want to help spread the word about organizations that empower, encourage and engage young people.”


Get your shirt today at

Thanks for giving this holiday season

As you’re preparing decadent feasts and decorating your homes in colors of the season, remember those in your communities and families who may be in need. Empowered Flower girl encourages everyone from tweens to seniors to give back in some way. Doing for others is a great way to express your own gratitude.


Speaking of gratitude, we’d like to thank you for your continued support. We’re gearing up for great things in 2012 and hope you’ll be there to be a part of it.


Remember to support small businesses this holiday season. Whether you’re looking for deals Black Friday or on Cyber Monday, Empowered Flower Girl is hooking you up with discounts and special gifts.


In fact, we’ll offer specials through the end of the year!


Again, we appreciate you and look forward to connecting in some way.


Happy Holidays,


Rasheda Kamaria

Empowered Flower Girl

The joy of giving: Paying it forward with passion and purpose

There are so many things that the world needs. One of the most important is you. You have the ability to make this world a better place. Sure you’re young and not yet eligible to hold most political offices, but politicians aren’t the only folks who make a difference. You can make an important contribution to this planet even as a teenager.

When I was a child, I’d heard adults say things like “children should be seen and not heard.” Get real!

You have the power to change the world and all it takes is the courage to speak up for yourself and your community. If you are passionate about an issue, don’t be afraid to take action.

Give and receive

As we move into the holiday season, think about what you can do to make it a joyful time for others. Some say it is better to give than receive. I believe that when you give, you also receive. Studies (real ones from psychologists and other official folks) have found that people who do for others are much happier in life. Additionally, students who are active in their communities and those who volunteer their time do better in school.

There are numerous ways to give back. Organizations always need money, but if your allowance and part-time job don’t afford you the opportunity to be philanthropic, consider volunteering your time for a worthy cause.

Passion and purpose

Volunteer with organizations that reflect the issues and activities you care about the most. Are you an animal enthusiast? Many animal shelters need help with clerical work and cleaning. Passionate about saving the planet? Start a “green” program at your school or pitch in to clean up a neighborhood park.

There are thousands of causes, charities and issues in which to get involved. Websites like and are great resources to help you find opportunities that touch, move and inspire you to take action.

My gift to you is this blog entry. Hopefully it empowers you to pay it forward and make this holiday season one to remember.