This week The Ndustry Talks with Teacher, Advocate and Filmmaker, Jafria Wooden!
Jafria was born on board of a duty train in Berlin German, and since her birth she has been on the move. She graduated from Marianna High School in 2005 and pursued her career in education, majoring in Elementary Education. After graduation, she started her journey in the field of education in 2010 as a 3rd grade teacher in her hometown. She worked at Riverside Elementary School for 4 years, and among her stay at Riverside, she established a community oriented dance ministry, “United to Praise Dance Ministry.” She worked with girls from all facets of life within the community and her goal was to help young girls develop a relationship with God through dance. She was also an advocate for the youth in the community and was a faithful youth coordinator at her church. In 2013, she graduated with her master’s degree in Administration and Supervision and within that same year, she founded her non-profit Girls of Pearls, Inc. In, 2014, Jafria Wooden sparked an interest in media productions and begin to incorporate silent films, short films, and documentaries as a component in her curriculum for Girls of Pearls, Inc. In 2014, she begin her journey of writing her first 1st full length faith based movie, that she later, directed and produced in Marianna, Fl. From 2015-2016. In April of 2017, she had her 1st screening at Rivertown Community Church in Marianna Fl, with nearly 700 people in attendance. Jafria Wooden currently resides in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area as an elementary school teacher of 7 years after relocating there in 2014, but she travels frequently to Marianna, Florida to operate her non-profit Girls of Pearls Program along with her dance ministry, "United to Praise Dance Ministry. Tune-in to the live interview, via mobile at: 718-766-4964 or listen online.
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