Tiffany D. Tyson, an author and educator, is organizing the second annual Young Ladies Empowerment Series workshop planned for Saturday at Rocky Mount Middle School. Contributed Photo
By Amanda Jenkins
Times Staff Writer
ROCKY MOUNT — Tyson Multimedia will present the second annual Young Ladies Empowerment Series workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Rocky Mount Middle School.
Tiffany Tyson developed the empowerment series to help build social and personal skills in young women.
“It’s a great day for ladies 12 and over to come out and help overcome some of life’s stressors,” Tyson said. “The Young Ladies Empowerment Series challenges teens and young women to become game-changers in their community by overcoming issues like low self esteem and lack of confidence.”
A diverse panel of speakers and entertainers will be participating in the day’s events, which will include three empowerment sessions, lunch, entertainment, gift bags, a book by Tyson and photo opportunities with Tyson, comedian Les Long and panel guests.
Tyson Multimedia was created by Tiffany D. Tyson to inspire teens and young adults throughout the country. By using motivational speaking, art, science, music, drama, and literature, Tyson addresses societal issues of low self-esteem, respect, peer pressure, substance abuse, teen violence, cultural awareness and community. Tyson is an educator, author and practitioner.
Topics discussed at the workshop will involve relationships, self-esteem, job skill training and hair care. Issues will be discussed in interactive style, and sessions will be broken down by age.
Bullying, bad relationships and dissatisfaction with body image are some of the stressors that young women deal with today that make growing up complex.
“I have a passion for helping young women navigate through some of the complex issues they’re dealing with,” said Tyson.
She said teens may be more likely to listen to someone other than their parents.
There will be sessions for moms as well as their daughters. Any young women in Wilson and the surrounding areas are welcome to attend.
“I offer this because I think it’s needed,” said Tyson.
Vendors will be present at the event and counselors will be available to help young women who may want ongoing behavioral, dental or medical care.
Tickets to the workshop are available at Rocky Mount Middle School at 841 Nash St. or by registering at TysonMultimedia.com. Tickets are $20 each. Sponsors are also reaching out to The SPOT, the Department of Social Services, the Boys and Girls Club and community centers to pay for young women to participate in the series who may not be able to afford it.
Some of the sponsors this year are Western Sizzlin of Wilson, and Pizza Hut SDS Restaurants Group, OIC, Zaxby’s, The Prime Smokehouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, Olive Garden, Dunkin’ Donuts,The Bowling Center, and Skate City, all of Rocky Mount.