Photos by Nystasha Kelly of Complexion Photography
My vision board helped me to see myself in a positive way.
It made me feel like the sky is the limit for me.
-- WIT Monarch Chassidy Hogan
The Women in Training, Inc. Leadership Development Academy hosted the 2024 Vision Board Party, facilitated by WIT Board Member Tania Johns, on January 6, 2024. Each Monarch, or WIT Young Leader, created a poster board with images and words to describe their intentions for the calendar year. It was an afternoon of bonding between the Monarchs and Moms, and team building among the middle and high school young leaders and adult volunteers.
Dancer and Choreographer, Michaela "Mikki"McKenzie, a junior at Alabama State University auditioned the Monarchs for a showcase they will perform at the Third Annual WIT Mother-Daughter Brunch being held on March 2, 2024, at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center.
Mrs. Claudia Thomas Mitchell, Montgomery School Board Member, who provided the meeting space for the workshop, stopped in with her granddaughter to greet the WIT Monarchs.
Special thanks to Ms. Kimberly Caldwell, mother of WIT Monarchs Kacie and Ryleigh Caldwell, for providing administrative support for this and other workshops in November, December and January. Ms. Caldwell is also coordinating the Monarchs' showcase performance at the Third Annual WIT Mother-Daughter Brunch.
Here is what the WIT Monarchs had to say about their visions for 2024:
WIT Co-Founder Breanna Bennett, Junior, The Montgomery Academy: "My vision board represents Black excellence, art, fashion, travel, summer, luxury, staying physically and mentally fit, education, health, and wellness!!!"
WIT Co-Founder Brooke Bennett, Junior, The Montgomery Academy: "My vision for the 2024 year is to be accepted into the university of my choice. And, more importantly, experience ongoing peace."
WIT Monarch Kaylana Brazile, Freshman, LAMP Academic Magnet School: "It was alot of fun to sit down with friends, and create our visions for the new year."
WIT Monarch Kacie Caldwell, Freshman, Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet School: "I really enjoyed creating my vision for 2024. I can see my plans on this board, and it keeps me motivated!"
WIT Monarch Ryleigh Caldwell, Grade 8, Floyd Middle Magnet School: "The vision board really helped me see what I want to accomplish this year, instead of just guessing along the way."
Ms. Kimberly Caldwell, Kacie and Ryleigh's Mom: "I've done vision boards in the past, and most of my visualizations came to fruition. I'm excited to see us accomplish our 2024 goals."
WIT Monarch Emerie Hedgspeth, Junior, Prattville High School: "Anything that is wanted in life must be manifested and prayed over!"
WIT Monarch Chassidy Hogan, Sophomore, Park Crossing High School: "My vision board helped me to see myself in a positive way. It made me feel like the sky is the limit for me."
Ms. Danielle Hogan, Chassidy's Mom: "My vision board gave me the opportunity to give deep thought for my future, and I must say my future is BRIGHT!!!"
WIT Monarch Finn McKenny, Junior, Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet School: "Success should never be acheved by oneself, but in the company of those you love."
Ms. Courtney McKenny, Finn's Mom: "I had a wonderful time working on my vision board with the Monarchs! They are such an inspirational group of young women!"