Cheyenne Farmer not only lives to inspires teen females to reach their full potential but also is a living example of a woman turning her vision into reality. The California native officially launched The Ruby Lee Foundation in July 2011. The empowering foundation focuses on teaching, encouraging and empowering young females ages 13-19.
Enjoying her full life Cheyenne loves to laugh, spend quality time with her family and snuggling up with her 2 adorable pups!
Let’s get to know Cheyenne a little better….
Inspiring, motivating & encouraging young girls is a powerful movement, Please share how the idea of Ruby’s Girls was developed and the mission behind the movement
Ruby’s Girls was created in honor of my late great grandmother, Ruby Lee Fraizer. The official name of the organization is The Ruby Lee Fraizer Foundation for Teenage Girls.
These days, many teen girls are growing up with little to no guidance. I created this organization because I wanted a place where girls could come to be exposed to something other than the “box” they live in. To teach them there is more to life than their current situation/circumstance. We encourage them to dream BIG, and assure them that anything is within their reach, if they set their sights on it and put forth the hard work.
What are some of the activities that Ruby’s Girls have done in the past and any future events?
We hold monthly workshops addressing various topics we consider important. Our past workshop topics have been Setting, Seeing, and achieving Your Goals, Etiquette, Self Esteem, and Dressing for Success. Our upcoming topics include, Health/Wellness, and Finance to name a few. Later this month, we will participate in the Teen Dating Violence and Bully Prevention Summit, as well as join the community in the March for Babies 5K walk/run.
If you had to give 3 pieces of advice to young ladies out there who are struggling to be comfortable in their skin – what would it be?
Be a leader not a follower, always be true to yourself, and never compromise your integrity
Working with young girls both parties learn from each other, what’s one thing you have learned from working with teenage girls?
Oh wow, only one huh? LOL! Well I guess the first thing that comes to mind, is that it IS NOT easy being a teenage girl in the new millennium. When I was a teen, there was pressure to fit and all. But today, pressure is amplified by 100 in my opinion. It’s tough for these girls.
We tend to pull characteristics from others in our lives or from people we admire, who inspires you and why?
The girls inspire me. When they return each month, they inspire me to dream bigger for the organization. When I read their feedback for the topic of the month, and they tell me what they’ve gotten out of the session, they inspire me to just do more. I don’t want to disappoint them because their opinions matter to me.
We’re all about empowerment at C.O.R.E Mag, what does empowerment mean to you?
Knowing that I can achieve ANYTHING I put my mind to. No one can take that away from me.
Where do you see Ruby’s Girls in 5 years?
In 5 years I see a facility for an after school program. A summer camp for those who may not be able to attend the monthly workshops, they can come to camp for a Ruby’s Girls boot camp (for lack of a better term lol).
Fun Faves!!- Food? Song? Artist?
My fun faves include crocheting. I’m new to it and self taught, but I love it and I’ve created some pretty nice pieces if I must say so myself } Traveling. I love, love, love to travel. Mexican food is my favorite. I normally don’t have a favorite song or artist, but I am definitely feeling Beyonce’s latest, as well as Jill Scott’s latest. I enjoy R&B, NeoSoul, Reggae, Jazz and Gospel music and Pandora is becoming a really fun thing to have.
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