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Students: Trouble Citing your Sources?

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Try CITATION MACHINE™HELPS STUDENTSAND PROFESSIONALRESEARCHERS to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources, that there is virtually no reason not to.

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#citationmachine  #KaKYn #APA #MLA #Turabian #Chicago

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Why? The Kids. Enough Said!


  • Failing SOL scores

  • Discouraged about what the future holds

  • Current economy – watching mothers and fathers fight to pay the bills

  • Murders of countless black teens in the streets.

  • Storms, wars, threats of wars, tsunami, hurricanes, earth quakes

  • Social media bullying, desensitizing of the emotional and psychological state of the mind sets.

  • Or worse, the 2016 Presidential race???breast_cancer_cell-e1381094691331

When I think about all the illnesses that plague our world, I think about the future

of our youth and equate the issues above to that of  CANCER.  Breaking down the inner spirits of our teens.  Dream by dream, hope by hope – like cells.  Working to destroy the fiber of our future.

alone-amusement-balance-black-and-white-favim-com-536435How are we supposed to keep our youth on the right track?  We often tell them, “it will be ok, we went through the same thing at their age”.  No we did not!  We did not have social media or the live streaming of murder (not fiction – this is not Hawaii5-0).  No, live and in color death, parents overdosing on heroin while their child sits in a car seat.  How about the racial unrest.  Sure, we had similar experiences, but the difference is we had parents that prepared us – that made us strong!  Most youth today are now being raised by grandparents too old to relate to their struggle.  Maybe they are being raised by a parent that is only 15 years older than themselves.  


Oh, don’t let me get started on mental illness, depression, verbal and physical abuse and poverty.  Children going to school hungry and unable to focus because their last meal was lunch time the day before.  Summer school – only an option if you can pay – so where do they find a meal?  Mental illness due to poor living conditions, limited healthy food options, no personal hygiene and loneliness.

Living in a modern day prison with no walls.  The NEW definition of PTSD

People, we need to come together to rebuild our communities and to save our CHILDREN!!!

So, When asked why ?

 I say the kids – so why not!  



Posted in Donation, food drive, homeless, KaKY, Wegman's

Wegman’s – A Sponsor of KaKY Kares Toiletries and Food Drive

Winter is right around the corner.   Frigid temperatures, hunger and limited access to personal hygiene items are unfortunately the norm for those individuals forced to live on the streets.  Kollege and Kareer 4 Youth (KaKY) is doing something to help.

While our primary focus is education, we also know it is hard to learn or be encouraged to look for employment when you’re hungry and dirty.

KaKY Kares Toiletries shopping at #Wegmans.  Thanks to the generous donation fromy Wegmans, we were able to purchase non perishable food items and drinks that will be distributed to those underserved at Monroe Park.#KaKY #helpthehomeless #toiletries #warm4winter #donate Thank you to the management and staff for your help. You guys ROCK!

*We are still collecting hoodies and sweatshirts as well as socks, hats and gloves.  Email me to donate at:


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Show Me the Money!

Join me at Mosby Memorial Baptist Church Saturday October  15, 2016 as I along with others will  get your teens ready for college.  

I will be speaking on “Show Me the Money”.  Students will learn about applying for financial aid, scholarships, grants,  work study and more.  

#KaKY #financialAid101 #scholarships #grant #payingforcollege

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KaKY Beauty Expo – Essay Contest

Teens ages 13-18, enter the KaKY ESSAY CONTEST for your chance to win a FREE ticket. **10 winner slots available

KaKY is…Teen Entrepreneurship.  Whether you are looking for a career in hair, make-up or just want to gain a better understanding of this thing we call “beauty”, the Virginia Natural Beauty Hair and Health Expo is the place to make the best decision.  KaKY provides services to help teens not only decide on a career but also develop the skills to become business owners.

Virginia Natural Beauty Hair & Health MEGA Expo – My Natural is Beautiful, Saturday October 15th, 2016 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N 3rd St, Richmond Virginia 23219.

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See attached for contest details.

ALL Entries due by Friday October 7th | Winners announced Sunday October 9th
Join us for a day of natural hair and health education! Learn how to care for your natural hair, shop products and discover ALL things as it relates to beauty, fashion, hair, make-up and fitness all under one roof! This is VNB’s 7th event.

Tickets are just $10 in advance, $15 at the door. All ages welcome! Don’t miss this all day beauty event packed with useful, fun information such as:
How to care for your natural hair.
Natural Beauty and Fashion
Fitness tips
Weight loss advice
Make-up and hair demonstrations
AND Special Guests