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Atlanta Dream’s Dream 4 Youth Foundation Leadership Summit : Toya Wright, Braxton Sisters & More

 On Saturday August 4, 2012, The Atlanta Dream (WNBA) conducted its first annual iDream Leadership Summit, teens (young women and men) ranging from the ages 12-17 filled Spelman College’s Cosby Auditorium.The Summit speakers included Atlanta Dream players Tiffany Hayes, Laurie Koehn, Armintie Price, and Ketia Swanier.

Reality television personalities Evelyn Braxton “Ms.E”, Towanda Braxton, Evelyn Braxton, Trina Braxton and my homegirl Toya Wright. Our homie, CourtneyLuv reports that during the discussion the panel covered four major topics Leadership, Professionalism, Education and Personal Challenges.

It was a well-planned, transparent, and inspirational summit. She said, “I felt like I was at church when Ms. E got to speaking…They all moved my spirit (throwing my hand up like Trina!).”  They were doing it like that. I should have been in the building!
 The teens were able to participate in a Q&A session with the speakers. Don’t judge me but I jumped up and asked a question too! Did you know that the in order to play in the WNBA you have to complete college?
After lunch the teens had the chance to participate in breakout sessions that focused on three specific topics under the panel discussion:

1) Finding the Right Balance: School, Activities and more!

2) Fighting the Pressure: How to handle peer pressure and bullying

3) Learning How to Lead: Understanding the role of a Leader

 Look at homegirl Toya looking good. Oh yeah, CourtneyLuv said Toya is working on a clothing line to be placed in WalMart. She and her husband are making moves. I am glad to see folks doing good!
Atlanta Dream ‘s first home game of the season game against the Chicago Sky at Philips Arena is on August 22, 2012.  See more pictures on

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