Junior League of Montgomery Awards EmpowHerment Scholarship to Savannah Williams

Savannah Williams is an incredible young lady. Only in eighth grade, she is already a published author!

Junior League of Montgomery recently awarded Savannah with the EmpowHerment Scholarship at their annual Women’s Leadership Summit. Savannah wanted to honor her late “PawPaw,” Dedrick Bowden, and had the idea to give toiletries to the homeless and offer scholarships to high school seniors in his name. She loves the elderly and has given gifts to them for different holidays.

Savannah is looking to expand her service with programs to honor and serve veterans and widows and widowers. The Junior League scholarship will allow the official launch of her organization, Alpha Love 2 Life, with a Youth Summer Grief Relief Program for youth who are grieving the loss of a parent, grandparent or other guardian who passed away during the past year.

Savannah is the first girl to register as a youth ambassador for

Women In Training

. She is in the inaugural WIT Rites of Passage Circle and the WIT Leadership Development Circle.

WIT Rites of Passage Member Participates in National Golf Competition 

Lauryn Leonard has been playing golf almost since she could walk. During Spring Break, she is competing in a golf tournament with other top young golfers from around the nation. Lauryn is an academic achiever at Pike Road School, a creative soul, can throw down in the kitchen, and is a competitive athlete. Congratulations to our WIT Rites of Passage Circle daughter!

WIT Leadership Development Circle
Steering Committee

Dr. Stephanie McCorvey

WIT Board Member

 Steering Committee Chairwoman

Dr. Beverly Davison-Hill

Chief, Institutional Effectiveness

Eaker Center

United States Air Force

Khadidah Stone

WIT Youth Development Director

Dr. Marci Webster 

Faculty, Leadership Center for Development

Office of Personnel Management

Dr. Patricia Maggard

Education Advisor

Barnes Center for Enlisted Education

United States Air Force

Claudia Mitchell

WIT Board Vice President

Vice President, Montgomery School Board

Tonya White-Evans

WIT Board Member

Nancy Millice

Career Leadership Academy

University of Iowa

WIT Rites-of-Passage Circle
Steering Committee

Dr. Stephanie McCorvey

WIT Board Member 

Steering Committee Chairwoman

Dr. Muhjah Shakir


Nature's Garden for Victory and Peace

Norma (Iyabode) McGowan Jackson

Councilwoman, City of Tuskegee

Rev. Dr. Jaquetta Parhams

Efficientime Life Management

WIT Ambassadors

Alayna Priebe

Molly Morris

Mikah Pratt

Kindred Obas  

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Valerie Adams

Co-Founder and President

Alabama Indigenous Coalition

The WIT Rites-of-Passage Circle is a collaboration between the Alabama Indigenous Coalition, Nature's Garden for Victory and Peace, and Women in Training.

Illustration by Moremi Akinde

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