Alyssa Monique Green has always had a passion for helping the younger generation. Now that she’s found her niche’ she is ready to aid our next generation in becoming the best version of themselves, both personally and professionally.
A multifaceted young woman, Alyssa wears many hats. She not only has a job as Paralegal with a reputable DC Law Firm, but she is a mother of beautiful, twin girls, a business owner and a business consultant.
As a freshman at the illustrious HBCU known as North Carolina A&T, Alyssa realized that her upbringing in a predominantly white school district offered her many more opportunities than the average black girl in America. Shortly after receiving a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and minor in Criminal Justice, with plans to become a Juvenile Justice attorney, Alyssa realized her efforts would be better suited in prevention versus reaction. Thus, the idea of a career-readiness organization was born.
As a junior in high school Alyssa was afforded the opportunity to apply to a technical center that housed professionals who taught many different trades and specific professional occupations. It is that experience that encouraged her to want to create the same opportunity for young girls in her new home, the DC metropolitan area, socially referred to as the DMV.
Alyssa is no stranger to neither mentorship nor leadership, as she took on many of those roles while studying at her university. She thrives on knowing that she is giving back to her community. She also likes to lead by example. As she encourages the young ladies to continue to further their education and market themselves professionally she is doing the same. As a recently accepted Harvard Online Business student, she plans to continue to further her education so that she might continue to improve herself for the betterment of our community and our young girls.
Vice President and Co-Founder
By God’s grace growing up Shontel was blessed to be a part of multiple mentoring organizations. From church groups to after school leadership programs. Having the opportunity to learn from strong black women impacted her choice to want to do the same for other young girls in her community. She believes it is important to sow seeds of pride and love into our young girls so that they will blossom into confident women.
With a desire to give back to her community it was only natural to transition into a field that fulfilled her passion of helping others. She obtained her Bachelor of Social Work from the illustrious North Carolina A&T State University. Go AGGIES! Then continued her studies in the advanced standing program at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with her Masters.
Shontel Gaskin is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner originally from Baltimore, MD. Social Work is a diverse field that has allowed Shontel to work with older adults in a nursing home setting as well as youth in the foster care system. Currently she is the owner of Vine of Grace LLC which is a contracted psychotherapy organization in the DMV area. Her focus is increasing mental health awareness in the black community by promoting self-care and healthy coping skills . She provides individual therapy to ages eighteen and older and has experience treating patients with Anxiety, Depression, Cultural issues, Bipolar disorder, PTSD , and Grief/loss. Shontel believes a client centered approach allows a genuine experience for both client and clinician. Her goal is to help clients reach a point of internal growth through self-discovery and encouragement.
As a self-care enthusiast , Shontel enjoys brunch with friends as well as curling up on the couch binge watching a new Netflix show. Shontel looks forward to working with new mentors and mentees in the future.