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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.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/carly-steyer/50-things-i-wish-id-been-taught-in-high-school_b_7153806.html

 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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