Too often, as a result of life and its many demands, we, adult women, lose a sense of who we are and what awakens us to our own sense of purpose, passion, power and potential. If we are not careful, our lives can become a monotonous set of tasks with little to no fulfillment. This is important to note, because our inner champion falls asleep when left untapped. We would like to offer the women in Philly an opportunity to re-engage life in your adulthood to see which creative outlets stir you inside, and possibly awaken to a life with renewed vigor, enthusiasm and joy as you live it out each day. We want to witness more women who realize their potential to WIN in life by investing in and embarking upon "it," whatever "it" is. When fully engaged with life, women become incredibly powerful contributors to society in their household, community and workplace.
WHAT ARE THE PROGRAM AREAS I MAY EXPLORE?
EXPLORE U seeks to awaken women to their sense of purpose, passion, power and potential. Through the program and its workshops, we hope to build confidence, boost esteem, foster sense of belonging, activate faith, increase belief in oneself, initiate action, encourage understanding of how we value ourselves and our contributions and become impact players in the world by unleashing our gifts to serve others. We want to be catalysts for women rocking a different vibe - women who see themselves as WINNERS. Get ready to EXPLORE U!
Ask a friend to join with you. Not only do winners want to see others WIN, but friends become partners in accountability and on the journey.
WHY IS EXPLORE U IMPORTANT?
WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
Introducing EXPLORE U, a membership program offered by the Philadelphia-based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, I Choose To Win. It offers ADULT women (age 21+) an opportunity to intentionally explore who they are by design (what awakens them to their purpose, causes them to engage life more fully).
Pottery in the Park
Poetry/Spoken Word/Open Mic
Songwriting/Recording Studio Time
Dance Instruction/Dance Studio Time
Business Startup and Program Launch
Introspective Self-Reflection: It starts with me!
Win from Within: Building from the Inside Out
We have two membership offerings at this time. "Explore" members pay tuition of $150 and may select three (3) areas to explore. "Unleash" members pay tuition of $200 and may select up to five (5) areas to explore. You may also pay as you go. Areas to explore include:
WE ARE WOMEN ON A JOURNEY TO BEGIN, AGAIN. WE ARE WOMEN WHO CHOOSE TO WIN!
SELECT AN AREA TO EXPLORE U!
Ever wonder if you have a gift or an eye for photography? Do you capture cool angles others don't see? If capturing moments speaks to you, then maybe you should give photography a shot. We will have a photographer leading a small group session with destinations planned for participants who sign up. Bring your camera.
Write poetry? But you just choose not to share aloud your heart on paper? Ever wonder if God gave you that gift for someone else to hear your words, and quite possibly, to be blessed by what you've written? If you would like to take your shot of presenting at a safe place for novice, or first-time, open mic performers, join us.
Want to see yourself as the most ideal subject to tell your story through visual images? Join us to hear from our model facilitator who will share the importance of being authentic behind the camera to deliver the best photos that will tell your unique story in images. Ready to put the selfies aside and be captured professionally?
Grab your notebook or gather your scraps like the scene from the movie Five Heartbeats, and with the instruction of a facilitator, begin drafting the framework of your own song. This songwriting session is made complete by booking studio time and recording a demo (at an additional cost). If you write poetry, rhymes or think in lyrics, there may be a song in you.
Curious what you would look like if you put in the hours to learn a new choreographed routine and perfected it with a small crew? If you think you have what it takes, but you just haven't carved time to make it happen, prepare to be here. At the end, we will record and share the finished routine for you to share your skills.
Sometimes you need to carve time away - intentionally. Remove the noise and clear the clutter in order to hear & honor your own voice and thoughts. If you don't do a good job carving time away on your own, let us help plan this introspective trip as a small group where each participant wants the same thing - tranquility and serenity.
Is there a book trapped inside you, but you don't know how to get it out? It's okay. We have a few self-published authors & bloggers willing to walk you through their journeys from idea to completion and share their success principles, such as organizing your thoughts and creating disciplines. Come with your book idea & planner.
Have a fitness goal you want to work aggressively to achieve? Need to learn new workouts you can do at home or on your own? Maybe you'd like to try team workouts to increase the likelihood of achieving your goals with a fitness buddy. Whatever your reason, maintaining good physical health is necessary to WIN in life, so join us. Invite a buddy.
If you've ever repeatedly thought to yourself that you should start your own business or launch a program to meet a need, be here. You will work with a business development professional and marketing strategist to determine how to go about getting started & outlining an action plan to initiate clear next steps on your journey toward entrepreneurship.
HAVE AN IDEA FOR A WORKSHOP? EMAIL MELONIE@ICHOOSETOWIN.ORG
EXPLORE U! is brought to you by the Philadelphia-based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, I Choose To Win. On mission to edify, empower and equip women to WIN in life, I Choose To Win defines WINNING as boldly, bravely and brilliantly unleashing your God-given gifts to positively impact the world. To learn more, visit www.ichoosetowin.org.