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ittakestwoinc  501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that awards scholarships to students living in single parent homes and provide life skills. #ITTAKESTWOINC

Registration is now open for our college readiness workshop and Positioned for Greatness Youth Program Open House taking place on Saturday, April 6th from 10 am to 1 pm at Rosedale Library! Come learn more about the college applications process from Kenneth McGhee who has over 25 years of experience and to join our 8 month youth program open to 5th-9th grade students.
Register at cat2019.eventbrite.com. Free event but registration is required. #CAT2019 #P4GYP #lifeskills #tours #trips #serviceopportunities #college #grants #education #scholarships #grantingaccess #DMV #Baltimore

Thank you Valuable Blessings, Inc for your support over the past five years! We've done a lot of good work through our community partnership and we're looking forward to doing even more this year! #ITTAKESTWOINC #VB #celebrating7years #celebratingcommunitypartners #TWOgetherinservice

Have you registered yet? Don't miss the bus! We're traveling to Towson University and Morgan State University
Register at cat2019.eventbrite.com. LINK in bio.

Enrollment is now open for IT TAKES TWO, INC's Positioned for Greatness Youth Program and Open House is April 6, 2019 at Rosedale Library after our College Readiness Workshop. Register at
https://ittakestwoinc.org/programs and attend the College Access Tour for just $25!

2019 Activities:

College Access Tour
US Naval Academy tour
Pentagon tour
Money Matters, a financial literacy workshop
Student led community service projects
Feeding the homeless
Youth in Business (entrepreneurship sessions)

Open to 5th-9th grade students. #P4GYP #lifeskills #workshops #education #culturaltrips #leadership #communityservice

IT TAKES TWO, INC is celebrating 7 years in Business serving youth!! Thank you for partnering with us over the past six years. We've made great progress, but there is still a tremendous amount of work to do in support of our youth. Let's continue to create change and deliver impact. IT truly TAKES TWO! #ITTAKESTWOINC #ITT #7yearanniversary #service #youth

We'd like to welcome and introduce Candis Fields to IT TAKES TWO, INC's 2019-2021 Board of Directors! Meet her below: “As a Baltimore City foster and adoptive parent, I believe that God has placed me in the lives of children to show His love and provide a piece of heaven while they are placed with me here on earth. I believe that it is my mission in life to be that peace and arm of love to show that the world is not full of monsters no matter how they came into the world.” Candis Fields is a native resident of Baltimore, Maryland where she resides with six wonderful children. She attended Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School in Baltimore where she received a 90-hour Child Care Certification in 2002.
Candis graduated from Coppin State University with a major in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Business Management. She has two Master of Education from Concordia University; one in Curriculum and Instruction with concentrations in Early Childhood Education and Biblical Literacy, and the other in Career and Technical Education.
Candis is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated Alpha Zeta chapter where she serves as the Financial Secretary for the Myrtle Tyler Faithful Fund, and as Chair of the St. Jude’s initiative and youth auxiliaries for girls ages 4-18. She is also a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, believing that networking and collaboration amongst educators will change education for our children one classroom at a time.

Candis currently teaches the Early Childhood Education 90-hr certification program at MerVo-Tech for 10th and 12th grades. She believes that teaching at her alma mater is helping to prepare her students in their educational pursuits and for careers that will help them to support their families while creating positive role models for the next generation of students soon to follow.

Please send a warm welcome! #ITTAKESTWOINC #BOARDOFDIRECTORS

Registration is now open for IT TAKES TWO, INC 2019 College Access Tour (CAT)! This is our second annual one day local tour and this year we're visiting Towson University and Morgan State University on Monday, April 22, 2019. Registration includes the tour, travel, lunch, and attendance to our College Readiness Workshop on Saturday, April 20th. Register at cat2019.eventbrite.com. *Sibling discount is available. #college #tour #education #afterhighschoolplan #scholarships #funding 🎓LINK IN BIO

We'd like to introduce and welcome Doyle “Pat” Chedick to IT TAKES TWO, INC's 2019-2021 Board of Directors! Meet him below: “Passion is to live, laugh, have fun, and make a positive impact in someone else's life during the process.” Doyle Chedick, also known by friends and colleagues as Pat, was born to two immigrant parents and raised in New Carrollton, Maryland. Pat began his collegiate studies at Prince Georges County Community College where he received an Associates of Arts in Business Management. From PGCC he went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Finance at the University of Maryland University College and a Masters of Science in Taxation from American University.

Pat is the Managing Principal of Chedick Financial, a Tax & Small Business Consulting company in Washington, DC. He also serves our Nation as a civil servant in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Pat participates in fundraising and speaking opportunities which include the Best Buddies 20-mile cycling fundraiser, local panels that help promote entrepreneurship and financial well-being, and supports numerous community organizations within the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Pat’s desire is to bring his expertise and knowledge to IT TAKES TWO to help strengthen its enduring legacy and mission in supporting the well-being of young people from single-parent homes through academic scholarships. He believes in community and wants to help IT TAKES TWO build strong foundations in the lives of the young people in the Baltimore-Washington region that will create “tomorrow’s leaders today.” Pat is committed to giving back to the community through partnerships, mentoring, business support and leadership. “It is an honor and a privilege to serve on the Board of Directors of IT TAKES TWO. Being able to be a part of the life-changing work this organization is doing in the lives of young people in our communities will be one of the greatest experiences in my life.” Please send a warm welcome! #ITTAKESTWOINC #BOARDOFDIRECTORS

We are excited to introduce and welcome Jennifer Volberding to IT TAKES TWO, INC 2019-2021 Board of Directors! Meet her below:

Jennifer "Jenn" Volberding is a compassionate leader who is leading by example by always doing her best while encouraging others to do the same. She has over 22 years of stellar customer service experience that includes 17 years of managing people from all walks of life. Ms. Volberding graduated with two Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo and earned her Community Counseling Master of Arts from Argosy University in Washington, DC.
Ms. Volberding is a financial literacy advocate. She teaches financial literacy in Higher Education and in her local community. In Hawaii, she taught financial literacy as a cashier at a local grocery store teaching residents how to shop for essential groceries, stretch their meals for the week, and how to budget their income. While earning her Masters, she worked at the House of Ruth teaching victims of domestic violence basic banking techniques like how to read bank statements and how to prepare emergency bags before they leave their abuser.
Jenn’s passion has led her to several conferences, trainings, and workshops for Federal Financial Aid and Financial Literacy and Wellness. She received her Teaching Certificate from the National Institute of Financial Education in 2018.
A leading financial literacy expert, Jenn loves going to churches, high schools, universities, and conferences to speak to high school and college students about Financial Aid and academic resources that will help students and parents make better-informed financial decisions.
Please send a warm welcome! #ITTAKESTWOINC #BOARDOFDIRECTORS

We are excited to introduce and welcome Quantane L Higginbotham to IT TAKES TWO, INC's 2019-2021 Board of Directors! Meet her below: “Volunteerism runs deep in my soul and as long as I live, I will continue to give of myself to others by speaking up for those who feel that they do not have a voice...primarily children and their families.” ~ Quantane

Born in Washington, DC and raised in Prince George's County, Maryland, Quantane Higginbotham, also known as ‘Q’, has been an advocate for children and education for over 20 years. She is a mom of five and a grandmother of three.
Advocacy began at home after her son was placed in an Individualized Education Program. With no knowledge or understanding of the IEP process, Quantane knew she had to be able to advocate for her child. During this process, she noticed that there was a greater need to advocate for other children than just her own.
Quantane’s first advocacy role began in 2005 when she became a Court Appointed Special Advocate for the State of Maryland. She served in this role for over 10 years in St. Mary's, Charles, and Prince George's Counties. Serving as a CASA was only the beginning. With a greater call to serve, she became heavily involved with PTA and PTSA.
Quantane currently serves as the President of the Charles Herbert Flowers High School PTSA, is the Chair of the Prince George's County Advocates for Better Schools (PGCABS) Steering Committee, and the Assistant Secretary of Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee for the Prince George’s County Public Schools (SECAC-PG). Quantane is a Realtor with Exit Landmark Realty in White Plains, Maryland. Her educational background is in elementary education and legal studies. "I am excited to become a member of the board of directors for IT TAKES TWO, INC and look forward to servicing the needs of our community." “I have been an advocate for children and education for over 20 years. I support IT TAKES TWO, INC because I see that this organization puts their words into action. IT TAKES TWO, INC has provided scholars, in single-family households, the opportunity for a better future and a quality education.” Please send a warm welcome! #ITTAKESTWO

We're excited to introduce and welcome Tasha Beckford as IT TAKES TWO, INC's 2019-2021 Board of Directors!

Tasha Beckford resides in Waldorf, Maryland and has one teenage daughter who attends Bishop O’Connell high school in Arlington, Virginia. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland University College in 2015 and will graduate with a Master of Business Administration from Howard University in May 2019.
Tasha has extensive experience in financial management, budget, award lifecycle, and contract management. Her skills include leadership, effective communication, creative problem solving, and a strong desire to give back to our community.
Tasha is a Program Analyst, Contracting Officer Representative at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), where she performs contract management duties for several cybersecurity contracts. She was recently promoted to this position from a prior Program Analyst position at the National Science Foundation where she managed $75 million in computer science research awards per year. In 2015, the National Science Foundation awarded her the Director’s Award for Administrative Excellence and Professionalism.
Tasha is a self-proclaimed foodie that loves to travel and is passionate about living a healthy and active lifestyle. “One of my long-term goals is to start a program to provide resources for less fortunate families to have access to healthy food options. My desire to give back to the community is what led me to this wonderful Board service opportunity with IT TAKES TWO.” Please send a warm welcome! #ITTAKESTWOINC #BoardofDirectors

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