Here is another spotlight on a young lady who is Kansas City born and wants to make a difference in the lives of our young people. Ms. Chantell Garrett who is the President and Founder of R.U.B.I.E.S. Inc.
R.U.B.I.E.S stands for Realizing yoUr Best In Every Situation.…
How it got started?
Ms. Garrett tells us that, “The concept of R.U.B.I.E.S., Inc. began as a college project in 2006. I did two business plans for a nonprofit organization as course projects. I’ve always known I wanted to make a difference especially in the lives of youth, but didn’t think the change would come so soon. So while pursuing my Master’s in Management/Fundraising, July 2010 I stepped out on faith and got the ball rolling and its been rolling ever sense…literally!”
What is the purpose of this organization?
“To enrich the lives of young ladies. To create well-rounded young ladies that are being exposed to various dynamics and positives of life that they might not get at home or school. The personal purpose is to give a little bit of what other people (family, friends, mentors) have deposited into the person I am today.”
What does the future hold for R.U.B.I.E.S?
“Of course Internationally! I am a dreamer! But taking baby steps I would like to see the program expand into at least 10 additional schools in the KCMSD within the next year servicing at least 300 youth and making all our community initiatives such as “Project 100: 100 girls + 100 days + 100 dollars = 100 SCHOLARS”, “Empower YOU(th) Leadership Conference” and “I Know! HIV/AIDS Initiatives” to have a huge impact and to be empowering to Kansas City and its surrounding areas.”
Most memorable moment?
“Having a men-tee come up to me and say she wanted to be a “RUBIES like Ms. Chantell” meaning she wanted to be a mentor and touch future lives. That was an endearing moment because it let me know I was doing what I was crafted for.”
R.U.B.I.E.S. is an up and coming non-profit organization and continues to keep the ball rolling on into the holidays. They have a Christmas Wish List set up to continue to help out the youth that needs us. If you would like to donate to help out R.U.B.I.E.S here is the wish list and how you can help.
* 30 girls glove and scarf sets
* 30 tickets to a children’s attraction (i.e. Union Station, Coterie Theater, etc.)
* Gift Cards
* General Office Supplies
* Graphic Designer/Printer/Web Developer
* $100 — Will provide 1 college scholarship for the “Project 100″ Scholarship Initiative
* $500 will provide 5 college scholarships
* $1,000 will provide 10 college scholarships
* $25 will provide 1 college survival kit
* $50 will send one deserving student to the 2011 “Empower YOU(th) Leadership Conference
Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 300764 Kansas City, MO 64130 or made via PayPal.
Any other questions or inquiries just contact Chantell Garrett and she will tell you all you need to know. Also check out the brochure below for more information.
Be sure to support the positive because our youth needs us. When no one else wants to be there for them we should!!!
On Friday, July 29th R.U.B.I.E.S. Inc.celebrated their one year anniversary at the Artis Event Space. As you entered the event you were greeted with a smile and the opportunity to sign up for more information on R.U.B.I.E.S as well as ways that you can help out. The atmosphere was very inviting and had soft music playing in the background that made you feel comfortable. “Cocktails and Cupcakes” was a success, and if you made a donation of $20 it included food, two drink tickets and one cupcake tasting vote. There were four different cupcakes vendors to taste from and each one was delicious. After the tasting of each one everyone cast their vote for a winner. There was an overwhelming response of support for R.U.B.I.E.S. as people filled the building to celebrate with the R.U.B.I.E.S. Inc. staff. The ambiance of the event was upscale and intimate. With a slide show displaying all of the good times and accomplishments of the first year of R.U.B.I.E.S. Inc. the crowd was able to see the just how much has been done already and where the non profit organization was headed to next.
Here is some pictures from the event provided by @KikiOn1Click on Twitter