Collaborative Community Partners

Carmen LaRen

Carmen LaRen is a singer, actress and model who a proud Philly native and an artist. From MTV’s True Life to NBC 10’s Do No Harm, to theater stages, to some of the premiere corporate events in the city, Carmen has had the opportunity to appear on some of the most notable stages in the Tri-State area and beyond. Pulling from all these experiences, Carmen collaborates with Ms. May to bring SEX-Esteem to life.
To book Carmen for an event or for more information on Carmen LaRen, please visit: https://www.gigsalad.com/carmen_laren_the_prototype_philadelphi

Connie Grier

Connie Grier, President and Lead Consultant with the ABC’s of Mentoring, has been professionally engaged in instruction and educational management within Philadelphia’s public school and secondary school arenas for over 25 years as an educational leader possessing a strong commitment to social justice, relationship building and the development of students and staff. Connie has fought against the marginalization of those often silenced in our society through a focus on three areas: effective mentorship, parental engagement at the school and community levels, and social justice issues (particularly the criminal justice/juvenile justice systems). It is this passion for youth and families that allows The ABC’s of Mentoring to “Build Bridges, Not Barriers” when collaborating with organizations in order to help them best serve the needs of their networks, and families on a quest for social emotional and academic health. Connie also serves as a professor for both Temple and Wilmington Universities.
Learn more about Connie Grier and the ABCs of Mentoring at www.abcsofmentoring.com

Dr. Kathleen Walls

Dr. Kathleen E. Walls is the owner and founder of the G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. Counseling & Consulting, located in Philadelphia, PA, the author of The G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. Soul Journey (2009) and Live By The Spirit: Inspired Thoughts Volume 1 (2015). She is also the host of her Internet radio and YouTube shows, Dr. Walls & Friends. Dr. Walls is a psycho-dynamically trained and systems-oriented doctor of Clinical Psychology. She counsels, consults, coaches, teaches, and delivers interactive seminars and motivational speeches. She researches and develops strategic plans, programs, and curriculum for a wide range of civic, educational, healthcare, and business enterprises. Dr. Walls enjoys traveling domestically and internationally, embracing and facilitating cross-cultural exchanges, incorporating a holistic perspective in the development of leaders, mentoring young people, students, and rising business and social science professionals. Dr. Walls especially enjoys helping people learn how to live their G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. Life!