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Meet Howard University Grad Jasmine Blackmon

Mother Daughter Initiative had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful gem, Ms. Jasmine Blackmon. Jasmine S. Blackmon is a native Houstonian. She pursued her undergraduate studies at Howard University in Washington, DC where she graduated a semester early with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.

In 2013, Jasmine studied abroad with the Honors Program at the School for International Training in India, Vietnam, and South Africa.

Jasmine is a mentor and active member of her community. She serves as a mentor with Jewels Inc., a national girls mentoring program and advocate for homeless women.
She is currently working as a contractor for the federal government in Washington, DC.

Jasmine shares her thoughts and insight with Mother Daughter Initiative about being a daughter. Jasmine shared the Huffington Post article “50 Things I Wish I’d Been Taught in High School” by Carly Steyer The article identifies a list of topics that would be great discussions to have with your daughters, granddaughters, nieces, etc.

The link to the full article is below.

 Mother Daughter Initiative’s Top 10 out of 50

  • How to show your parents you love them, even as a moody teenager.
  • How to balance school work, extracurricular activities, social life, family time, time to yourself and sleep without burning yourself out.
  • How to communicate to your parents that they’re doing something wrong.
  • The value of self-love and self-care.
  • What kind of person makes a good friend.
  • The importance and benefit of unplugging from media sometimes.
  • How to vote and why.
  • How to change a tire.
  • Time management skills. (There’s not nearly enough time devoted to this — you’re just thrown in without much help and are expected to figure it out for yourself. It’s really tough.)
  • How to search for good jobs.
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