Diva Dolls Academy Mission

Diva Dolls mission is to make a positive distinction in the lives of children and youth by increasing the self-esteem and social development of our students by providing education, training, and hands-on experiences in modeling and etiquette within a nurturing atmosphere with mentors who are committed to excellence through guidance and support.

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Diva Dolls Academy is always in need of donations and sponsors to assist with our efforts.

How to Contact Us

Diva Doll Academy LLC
www.divadollsinc.org
divadollsmodel@hotmail.com
443.414.9986
443.768.4849

A Mother & Daughter Team



A Mother & Daughter Team

In January 2009, Tykesha and her mom, Valerie decided to create Diva Dolls Academy, LLC., a unique organization that makes a positive distinction in the lives of at risk girls by increasing the self-esteem and social development of their students and providing education, training, and hands-on experiences in modeling, etiquette and mentoring. The decision to start Diva Dolls Academy was easy for Tykesha and Valerie given their passion, enthusiasm, education, and life experiences in addition to the lack of such a program existing already. Diva Dolls’ mission is to change the community by building character one person at a time and thanks to this mother and daughter team our youth are becoming better prepared for the future.

Diva Dolls Academy, LLC is on track for success with exponential growth. This youth organization has made leaps and bounds in such a short time period. Diva Dolls started their program in the Baltimore County Parks and Recreation.

In addition to Baltimore County Parks and Recreation, in Fall 2009, Diva Dolls Academy began afterschool programs in the Baltimore City Public School System. This program is a year long session of developing skills that help these young ladies to be productive in society, school, and home. Diva Dolls Academy's lessons have been found to assist with bullying, peer pressure, gossipping, fighting, and educational improvement in this school system. In addition, the parents of our students have found the program to be beneficial in various areas of etiquette and personal growth as well.

As of Fall 2010, Diva Dolls Academy remains steadfast in the Baltimore City Public School System as well as in Baltimore County. Diva Dolls is currently looking to expand to surrounding counties as well as additonal Baltimore City Schools.

Co-Founder

Tykeisha Reed Bio

Tykesha is often described as a young, energetic, kindhearted Christian mother of three. She has two adorable boys and one precious little princess. Tykesha is Founder of Diva Dolls Academy, a non-profit organization for young girls teaching modeling, etiquette and mentoring. She is also a licensed Anger Management Counselor. By day, she assists customers with troubleshooting computer problems. However, in addition to taking care of her own young children, on some evenings and most weekends she serves as an entrepreneur, mentor, leader, and teacher to young girls between the ages of 6 and 18. As a young child Tykesha always wanted to help other people in need. As she blossomed into a woman she developed a passion for helping others and excelled in this area. Tykesha has always worked in jobs where she has assisted others in various areas from retail to her current position of Help Desk Analyst and Trainer. She has a kind spirit and always gets compliments stating how helpful she was. Tykesha has been a professional model for over 15 years. She has worked with various designers both locally and out of state. Tykesha has had the pleasure to train models for over 10 years as well as model in fashion shows in various states. Tykesha values education and has the degrees to prove it. She has a Bachelors Degree in Management Science with a concentration in Management Information Systems and a Masters Degree in Instructional Systems Development and Training with a certification in Instructional Technology and Instructional Systems Design. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority which requires esteemed character and scholarship to be a member. Tykesha loves working with at risk youth and individuals who may need assistance in becoming productive members of society. She believes that parents are so busy these days that they need extended family that can work with our youth to help keep them off the streets, out of trouble and ultimately giving them the tools and guidance needed to become successful in life.

In 2009, Tykesha was awarded the Technology Rising Star Award at the Women of Color (WOC) STEM Conference by CCG's Women of Color Magazine and the IBM Corporation. This once again goes to show Tykesha's dedication and love for technology.

Co-Founder

Valerie Scott Bio

One would describe Valerie as a loving Christian mother of two girls and one boy. She has three adorable grandchildren. Valerie is Founder of Diva Dolls Academy, a non-profit organization for young girls teaching modeling, etiquette and mentoring. She is also a licensed Beautician and a licensed Anger Management Counselor. By day, she is a Parole and Probation Senior Agent. However, on some evenings and most weekends she serves as an entrepreneur, mentor, leader, and teacher to young girls between the ages of 6 and 18. Valerie has worked several jobs with the state of Maryland in the human service field for many years. Some of those areas were, Services to Children with extended families, and Social Services Day Care Unit. Valerie has been a professional model for over 20 years. She has worked with various Modeling Agencies such as Sears, Wendy Wards, Flair, Jake and the Innovative Models, and Travis Winky just to name a few. She has participated in various model of the year contests and has had the pleasure to model in fashion shows all over the world including Paris. Valerie values education and has the degrees to prove it. She has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in Human Service Administration with a concentration in Family Counseling. She is a member of the PSI CHI National Honor Society and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority both of which require esteemed scholarship to be a member. Valerie loves working with at risk youths and individuals who may need assistance in becoming productive members of society. Call her old fashioned but Valerie still believes it takes a village to raise a child and with parents being so busy these days they need extended family that can work with our youth to help keep them off the streets, out of trouble and ultimately giving them the tools and guidance needed to become successful in life. The Human Service field is Valerie’s passion and helping people to help themselves is her goal.