Empowered Flower Girl Workshops for Schools & Communities

Booking spring and summer workshops!

Rasheda speaks with Communicating with Confidence workshop participant.

Empowered Flower Girl Chief Empowering Officer Rasheda Kamaria invites schools and community organizations throughout southeast Michigan and beyond to book an empowering workshop this school year.

Kamaria delivers engaging content that inspires youth, teachers, parents and the community. From workshops combating teasing, cyberbullying and drama, to programs encouraging goal-setting and career exploration, Empowered Flower Girl can helps schools and organizations address critical social issues in a way that empowers and entertains.


Workshops include:

  • Chica Chat – Empowered Flower Girl’s most popular workshop which fosters positive and empowering relationships among girls and young women. The two-hour program ultimately aims to combat teasing cyberbullying, girl drama and cliques. Participants have the opportunity to be self expressed, heard and understood by their peers and adult mentors in a supportive, safe and accepting environment.  Activities challenge stereotypes and “mean girl” behavior.
  • Goal Setting through Vision Boards – This workshop takes arts and crafts time to a new level. Participants learn the art of positive thinking and visualization as a method of goal setting. Each participant leaves with a vision board.
  • Communicating with Confidence –Teens learn new and effective ways to communicate with diverse audiences including the general public, potential funders and the media. The interactive workshop includes networking, mock interviews and an impromptu “talk show” culminating the training.


Empowered Flower Girl workshops are cost-effective for schools and nonprofits and are offered for as little at $5-10 per participant. As a social venture, Empowered Flower Girl is dedicated to supporting the community and gives back 25% of all merchandise sales to schools and organizations during cause campaigns throughout the year.

For more information or to book your workshop, email rkamaria@empoweredflowergirl.com or call 248-629-0334.

“The Communicating with Confidence workshop was fun, informative and engaging.  The girls really enjoyed the hands-on activities.  We received such positive feedback from the girls.  This was a learning experience they will truly remember.” Tonya Weary, Founder of Young Entrepreneurs Series


Empowered Flower Girl to co-sponsor FREE mentoring appreciation event in Warren, Mich.

Inspired to mentor or looking for opportunities to mentor?


Join Empowered Flower Girl and Michigan author Paula Dirkes for a FREE Mentor Appreciation Event & Mentor Me! Book Launch Party on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Renaissance Unity Church, 11200 E. Eleven Mile Road in Warren, Mich.

The event will include networking, mentor/mentee success stories, giveaways, light refreshments, mentoring resources and book signing. RSVP at mentormebooklaunch@gmail.com.

Check out Paula discussing why she mentors and why she wrote her inspirational book.



Paula Dirkes earned her BS degree in secondary education from Michigan State University and her MA degree in Human Performance Improvement from the University of Michigan. She has taught and coached junior high school students in Lansing, Michigan and worked with infants through college students as the Youth & Aquatic Director at the Lansing Central YMCA. She has worked in secondary schools, corporate health promotion and in the healthcare industry for the majority of her career when working with adults.

Since 2001 she has been an active community-based mentor to Chelsea McKinney, a faith-based mentor for 12-18 year old boys and girls at Renaissance Unity church in Warren, Michigan, a school-based mentor/coach in the ‘Teen Leadership’ program at Hazel Park High School, a repeat adult volunteer at over 25 Challenge Day programs at numerous secondary schools in metro Detroit as well as a one-on-one tutor for grade school children at Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology in east Detroit.