The Local Legend Luncheon Scholarship Program rewards and spotlights deserving senior young ladies and her high school and also gives her a lasting memory as she dines with local legends like Xernona Clayton, Monica Pearson, and Keisha Knight-Pulliam, Pearl Cleage and Valerie Jackson.
Cynthia Bailey: Supermodel Cynthia resides in Atlanta with her 12-year-old daughter, Noelle, and husband, Peter. The Alabama-born beauty moved to New York City 25 years ago to pursue her dream of modeling. Her first booking was the cover ofEssence, and that was only the beginning. From major fashion features to the runways of Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks, and from starring in a movie opposite Sandra Bernhardt to a guest role on The Cosby Show, Cynthia has had an enviable career.
As a working model who is still in high demand, Cynthia uses her expertise to educate the next generation. From the opening of The Bailey Agency School of Fashion, Cynthia continues to seek out and inspire Atlanta’s most promising talent, through educating them about the industry and helping foster connections in the fashion world. Cynthia and Peter recently celebrated their two-year anniversary and despite the wedding drama and the naysayers, their union continues to grow strong. As thriving entrepreneurs, they are faced daily with the struggle to maintain balance with work, their relationship, and family.
About Jackie Parker: Ms. Jackie Parker serves as Vice President of Global Inclusion and Diversity at Newell Rubbermaid. Ms. Parker serves as a Member of Board of Councilors at The Carter Center Inc.
The event was hosted by Tanya Ski and Cynthia Bailey & Jackie Parker gave insight to the girls on what it takes to become a successful, strong women.
About the Frank Ski Kids Foundation: The Frank Ski Kids Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Frank Ski & his wife, Tanya Ski. The Ski’s greatest philanthropic venture has a mission of Exposing Kids to Their Future through science, technology, athletics and the arts and believes that “if they never see it, they will never want to be it”. The Frank Ski Kids Foundation Exposes Kids to their Future and meets this mission by embracing youth and their value while offering pathways and hands-on opportunities that promote optimal growth, self-expression, ingenuity, achievement and learning vital to their ambitions.
The students selected were:
Ja’Lisa Pride of Stephenson High School, 3.3 GPA
Maiya Smith of Stephenson High School, 4.07 GPA
Patience Lipede of Stephenson High School, 3.3 GPA
Karen Campbell of Stephenson High School, 4.02 GPA
Brittany Burnett of Stephenson High School, 4.143 GPA
Kearia Banks of Stephenson High School, 4.0 GPA