Providing millennial women and teens with the tools and techniques needed to identify their purpose and become the women and leaders they are destined to be.
Da'Jonese has always had a gift for helping others and providing advice, when needed while in college, she had an idea to use these gifts to help younger generations navigate life, understanding that the transition to adulthood is not a simple one. For several years, this was just an "idea" that she talked about, but while working in a social service position, she began to understand the importance of getting this message out, ensuring that youth transitioned into adulthood successfully. Over time, this mission has grown into understanding that not only did the younger generations need the assistance. Her own generation also needed assistance in navigating the obstacles that come along the way... In 2015, Me in the Making was born.
Da'Jonese a Chicago native, she is dedicated to helping others get through life’s transitions. She understands that life can be hard at times and has seen first-hand how life altering some transitions can be. Da'Jonese has built her entire career on the premise of helping others, especially today’s youth and young adults. She has a gift of relating to young ladies, providing a passionate, yet realistic perspective on issues related to females in the 21st Century. In her work, she has made a personal mission to educate and encourage ladies on the importance of valuing themselves and creating the life they want to live.
Da'Jonese possesses a Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University, Chicago and a Bachelors in Psychology from Chicago State University. She has used her education and personal experiences to empower young ladies to develop the skills needed to accomplish their goals and successfully transition throughout life.
For several years, she has worked in social services, as a case manager and clinical counselor. Most recently, she has created and facilitated a life skills and empowerment group for tweens and teens in Chicago. Da'Jonese also has an extensive volunteer experience with various non-profit organizations and social service programs in multiple states across the U.S. She has served as a mentor for a variety of educational causes, including social events, such as prom, graduation and college prep.