(SAVANNAH, GA) Dawn’s Daughter has received its 501(c )(3) nonprofit organization status with Internal Revenue Service. This enables donations made to Dawn’s Daughter to be tax-deductible.
The purpose of Dawn’s Daughter is to provide life-changing experiences that will inspire girls and young women to become successful in their personal and professional lives. Through these experiences young women will build self-esteem, character, and create a culture of collaboration between mentors, peers, and the broader community.
“I started this organization to continue my work empowering young women in the Coastal Empire and Low Country to become the very best they can be. I will also help young women develop skills critical to becoming financially savvy and economically independent,” said Dawn Baker, founder of Dawn’s Daughter. Dawn’s Daughter hopes to help young ladies make responsible decisions, and become ethical leaders in their homes, schools, workplaces and communities.”
For the past five years, Baker has awarded “The Dawning of a Miracle Scholarship” to a female Chatham County public or private school graduating senior who has or had a chronic/ life- threatening illness, or who has achieved in spite of adversity. This is an annual $1,000 scholarship. Baker has awarded $5,400 in scholarships since 2012.
On May 15, 2016 Baker awarded the fifth annual “The Dawning of a Miracle Scholarship” to Chantel Cummings, who is graduating from Jenkins High School. Cummings plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall.
“Chantel is a phenomenal young lady who has maintained an “A” average in spite of many challenges at home,” said Baker, “We had many exceptional applicants for the scholarship this year. I truly believe with the intelligence and perseverance that she has shown throughout her life, she will be a huge success in everything she attempts to do. I am honored to play a small role in her journey.”
Every year, Dawn Daughter Baker sponsors “Movement in the Park Health and Wellness Fair,” which raises money for “he Dawning of a Miracle Scholarship fund.” “Movement in the Park” encourages families to lead healthy lives by finding some kind of activity they enjoy. This year’s expo included Zumba, yoga, crazy cardio workouts, health screenings and games for the kids.
June 13-17, 2016, Baker will host the first Dawn’s Daughter’s Leadership Academy for 9th and 10th grade young ladies from public and private schools in Chatham, Liberty, and Bryan Counties. “It will be an intense week of workshops where participants will learn about team-building, leadership styles, conflict resolution, building self- esteem, goal setting and a whole lot more. I will work with the young ladies throughout the year – meeting on a quarterly basis with them,” explained Baker.
Dawn Baker was an honor graduate of Savannah High School and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C. After working for a year in Wilmington, N.C. as a reporter, she returned to Savannah and joined the WTOC team as a reporter. She now co-anchors The News at 5:30 and The News at 11:00. She hosts a talk show, “Bounce Around Savannah,” which airs Mondays at 7:30pm on Bounce TV. Baker also anchors the 10pm news weeknights for Fox 54 in Augusta, GA.
Dawn gives back to the community by hosting numerous fundraisers for nonprofit organizations as well as serving on several nonprofit boards, including the Islands Hospice Board. She is also the founder and executive director of Dawn’s Daughter.
For more information on Dawn’s Daughter, visit http://www.dawnbakeronline.com.
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Dawn’s Daughter envisions a world where young women will have clear paths and opportunities for finding their voice and learning the skills necessary to achieve their goals. Young women will increasingly take leadership roles across the world, unintimidated and unafraid to make decisions, no matter where they are. We are developing the next generation of leaders. For more information visit: http://www.dawnbakeronline.com , or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-749-9133.
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