Join me as I welcome Ms. Stephanie Gives to AAU Conversations with Deli with your host Verdel Jones.
Ms. Stephanie Gives was born and raised in New York City and is a graduate of Central Islip High School Class of 1982. She moved to Columbia, South Carolina to attend college and worked at the law firm of McLaren & Lee were she enjoyed helping families transition to their next phase in life. After the birth of daughter, Tiffanie, Ms. Gives returned to college and is a graduate of Midlands Technical College where she received her Associates of Arts degree.
Inspired by her love of children, Stephanie is an educator, artist, and mother of Tiffanie Nina Simone Hayes. She is also the founder of Dreams of Becoming a Better Me. The Tiffanie Nina Simone Foundation. The foundation was created in memory of Tiffanie who passed away in 2011 from the neurological disorder, Rett Syndrome at the age of 14. Rett Syndrome is a progressive disorder that affects girls in the infancy stages and currently there is no known cure but great strides are being made daily through research. Ms. Gives is a frequent guest speaker at local community programs and women groups in her city and the South East.
Stephanie has been an educator for Pre-K programs for a number of years. Her first children’s book entitled, “The Best Girlfriends Ever”, is based on her daughter and her three best friends. Her next project, which she is also writing and illustrating, will be entitled, “Mommy and Me Under the Magnolia Tree”. You can keep up with Ms. Gives daily activities by reaching out to her on Facebook and other social media outlets.
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