TLOD News and Updates
Dred Scott Heritage Foundation holds Awards Dinner
The Dred Scott Freedom Awards Dinner was held on the eve of the 150th Anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment. National President, Drema Lee Woldman, received a Dred Scott Freedom Award in the category Service to Youth. Mrs. Woldman presented a check from Top Teens of America, Sponsored by Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., designated to help defray the cost of the Scott statue located outside the Old Courthouse on 4th Street in St. Louis, Missouri.
TLOD signs agreement with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
TLOD and the NICHD will work collaboratively to incorporate evidence-based educational information about bullying into the Top Teens of America (TTA) program, and other activities as appropriate. This initiative will be rolled out at the beginning of the year and become a part of the Top Teens of America M.O.M.E.N.T.U.M. program. Activities will include dissemination of prepared educational materials, webinars, and targeted training programs by the NICHD for TLOD leadership and TTA advisors to facilitate implementation at the local level.
TLOD partners with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. has entered into a partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Top Teens of America, Sponsored by Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., will host a TTA/TLOD Walk for St. Jude's on May 21, 2016 where all chapters across the United States, Ladies and Teens, will walk for the benefit of St. Jude's. The Walk will be an annual event and will take place the third Saturday in May of each year.
NCNW rolls out new focus - "Four for the Future"
The National President, along with a contingent of delegates, attended the recent NCNW Affiliates meeting in Washington, DC where in celebration of its 80th anniversary, the National Council of Negro Women revealed a "new agenda for a new age," vowing to take urgent action around education, health, economic empowerment and public policy in an effort to build a stronger Black America. For more info, www.ncnw.org.
Healthy Churches 20/20 ConferenceTLOD partner, the Balm in Gilead, held their Healthy Churches 20/20 Conference recently in Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference equipped attendees to address pressing health concerns, including diabetes, obesity, mental illness, and Alzheimer's, in their congregations, organizations and communities. TLOD members were present and manned an Exhibit Booth.