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WE LOVE OUR GUEST SPEAKERS

OBY takes pride in partnering with experts in our local community as well as experts around the world to speak with our participants!

And we are so grateful to everyone who has made OBY successful! 

Thank you all for what you do in developing & empowering young girls & women!

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Mrs. JaCrissa Stevenson
Owner / Therapist
The Hopeful Therapist
(Lexington, KY) 5.4.2024

Mrs. JaCrissa was amazing!  She spoke with the young ladies about self-compassion and techniques on ways to battle negative talk. Thank  you Mrs. JaCrissa for taking us on this journey during Mental Health Awareness Month!  

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Marjorie Guyon
Founder - I WAS HERE 
Lexington, KY

"An Invitation to Respond as descendants of Nation Builders!"  4.27.2024

Ms. Guyon was phenomenal in educating the young ladies on the vital role that African Americans contributed to building KY and the nation!  It was an amazing day! And the young ladies were awesome in sharing their narratives as descendants of nation builders. 

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Mr. Tony Wavy
Artist / Musician

Hip Hop Picasso
Talk Love
(Lexington, KY)
3.9.2024

Mr. Tony Wavy delivered!  He did an amazing job speaking with the young ladies about the importance of self-love and self-expression in a very creative, unique way.  

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Mr. Dale Morgan
CEO, Foundation 47 LLC.

Financial Literacy Professional
(Lexington, KY)
9.20.2023

Mr. Morgan did a wonderful job educating us on how to make better financial decisions.  He passion, energy and approach for financial literacy resonated with the young ladies as well as adults.

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Dr. Deirdre Dlugonski, Kinesiology
Lauren Colston, Registered Dietician
Cindy Osterhage, Certified Yoga Instructor
University of Kentucky Active Girls & Healthy Womens Initiative & Pro Yoga
(Lexington, KY)
8.5.2023

 2023 5P Empowerment: Phase 2 Program

This dynamic trio empowered the young ladies on the importance of healthy eating, active lifestyle and mindfulness! They also shared their personal story on their career paths!

CRYSTAL KELLY, University of Kentucky Women's Basketball Assistant Coach (Lexington, KY) 7.29.2023

 2023 5P Empowerment: Phase 2 Program

Coach Kelly empowered the girls by communicating the importance of visioning and getting realistic, SMART goals.  She also gave examples of how visioning and setting goals played a big role in achieving her aspirations!

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FELICIA WALKER, AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR, FE-FIT (Lexington, KY)

 "Tapping Into Me....Mind, Body, and Soul"

Ms. Felicia motivated the young ladies by performing 30 minutes of high-impact aerobic exercises! She also educated them throughout the 3-month program the importance of overall wellness. 

Dr. Shambra Mulder, Psychologist (Lexington, KY)

2022 5P Empowerment Program: Phase 1

Dr. Shambra educated the young ladies on the importance of mindfulness and techniques to calm stressors. 

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Alice Hilton, University Kentucky Department of Environmental Quality & Public Works (Lexington,KY)

2022 5P Empowerment: Phase 2 Community Service

Ms. Alice educated the young ladies on storm drains and the environmental impact of our water when they are not kept free of trash and debris. 

Dr. Deirdre Dlugonsky, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky Department of Athletic Training & Clinical Nutrition (Lexington,KY)

Cindy Osterhage, Yoga Instructor, ProYoga (Lexington, KY)

2022 5P Empowerment Program: Phase 2 

Dr. Deirdre educated the young ladies on the importance of a balance diet and exercise.

Ms. Cindy gave the young ladies an introduction to Yoga and education on how this type of movement can relieve stress and provide a clear mind!

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Dr. Leah Denise Morrison, Counselor & Executive Director of H.O.P.E Youth Enrichment, Transforming Lives Ministries (Pontotoc, MS)

2023 5P Empowerment Program: Phase 1

Dr. Denise educated the young ladies on ways that being mindful will build their confidence and self-esteem and many, many other valuable gems! 

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