Carmin Caterina Is A Woman On The Rise In New York City
Driven by her own challenging childhood and her experiences in the New York City educational system, both as a student and educator, Carmin has returned with a girls empowerment program called Lessons for My Daughters. The program aims to help pre-teen and teen girls increase feelings of self-confidence, self-respect, and to recognize their own talents while working towards a purposeful and positive adulthood.
Carmin then became the mother of two daughters and along with her children came a shift in thinking—Carmin realized she held important advice and insight she could offer her two daughters as well as all young girls in the New York City area. Lessons for My Daughters was born.
Carmin is currently hosting workshops at her former high school--Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood NY, as well as workshops at community centers in Howard Beach (Queens), Garden City (Long Island) and The Garment District (Manhattan).
The response and participation in Carmin’s programs is increasing, partly fueled by today’s political climate and partly because the New York and Long Island communities have taken note of Carmin’s passion and hard work. In early March she was notified she would be receiving an award in May at the Queens Impact Gala. The Gala recognizes strong leaders who are making an impact in the community.
Carmin is one real New Yorker, a leader, and a mother; the perfect mix of tough, loving and compassionate. She is the story of a woman who was able to rise above her challenging childhood and tough experiences. Carmin draws upon those experiences to help others.
Let’s watch her rise, and bring the girls of New York City with her!
“I wanted to thank you, Carmin, for your visit yesterday! The girls were so impressed by your visit and many of them have sought me out afterward and this morning to ensure that you would be visiting again. It was wonderful to see their expressions change as your words resonated with them and sometimes hit very close to home. Your stories were relatable and worked well in illustrating your lessons." Vera Nigai, Guidance Counselor - HS for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture
WHAT WE DO
Lessons For My Daughters is a leader in female empowerment and committed to supporting young women and girls on their journey to endless possibilities. We create innovative content, a window into higher-level conversations, and a safe space in which to do it, for young women and girls across the world.
WHY WE DO IT
There are not enough girl-centered programs that are focused on living life in a powerful way. It is our mission that, in an ever-changing world, ALL girls are given the tools they need to succeed at a young age. An empowered girl is successful, not only in the classroom, but in all areas of her life.