Community Helping Advance Nurture Growth Empower
OSKMN was conceptualized in August 2019. Together Ms. LaToya and Mz. Leigh have more than 30+ years of experience engaging in female youth advocacy, empowerment and mentorship. In May 2020 it became clear the direction OSKMN would go in, serving and empowering women and their families. Out of compassion and as an assignment from God, we were called to support a woman whose nine year old daughter was an eyewitness to the murder of George Floyd. She was traumatized, and her family was impacted by unemployment, homelessness and needed mental health support during the Covid19 pandemic.
Our assignment now is the same calling we've had on our lives for over two decades. We've supported and guided families through trauma and isolation during times when they felt they had nowhere to go and no one to guide them. It is our spiritual assignment to empower and uplift our community of women. We have witnessed and known what it feels like to be isolated, devalued and economically challenged with few resources available. Having the support of our community of sisters saved our lives. That's why we can say we are Our Sister's Keeper.
If not us…who? If not now…when?
What happens to our young women of tomorrow when they don’t have a village of women who look like them, who have experienced similar challenges and there is little hope of leveling up?
The answer is very clear, we have an obligation to step up to the task to inform, educate, encourage, mentor and become role models for our young women of tomorrow and our women of today.
Our Sister’s Keeper MN stands on the foundation of “To whom much is given, much is required.” We are Our Sister’s Keeper!
Empowering women by providing and offering opportunities that will encourage and develop practical life skills, self-improvement and self-esteem that are critical to the empowerment and advancement of women and women of color in underserved communities impacted by gender and racial inequalities that affect productive and healthy lifestyles for women and their families
OSKMN has a strong focus on breaking the cycle of poverty encouraging educational advancement, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
The key to financial prosperity for women, women of color and their families; is to leverage education, community resources and connections that will lead to successful advancement in positions of management, upper management and entrepreneurship.
In May of 2020 Out of compassion and as an assignment from God, we were called to support a mother and her family whose nine year old daughter was traumatized by witnessing the murder of George Floyd.
We our so PROUD of our youngest client. She showed her bravery testifying on day two o the Derek Chauvin murder trial of George Floyd Tuesday March 30, 2021. She IS a brave little girl who witnessed something so horrific and she was able to tell her truth in front of countless strangers with a clear and strong voice. Community support for this brave little girl and her family will be such a blessing.
Thank you Georgia Fort for the care you have taken in interviewing our client and her family.