Children's Book Author & Local Philanthropist Jaclyn Stapp to be Honored at Women's Luncheon
Submitted by: TheGabGroup
(OPENPRESS) April 27, 2011 -- Jaclyn Stapp, a public speaker and children's book author, was selected as an honoree for this year's inaugural City Year Miami's 'Bridge Builder' Women's Luncheon, being held Thursday, May 19, in Coconut Grove. Jaclyn was selected as an honoree for her accomplishing work as a children's book author and her involvement in numerous charitable organizations. City Year Miami is a non-profit organization that supports the Miami-Dade Public School System in its efforts to help youth succeed in school and realize their potential.
Jaclyn, who will speak at the inaugural women's luncheon for leadership, volunteerism and community involvement, will be amongst honorees including Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll and CBS Channel 4 Anchor Shannon Hori. The luncheon is being held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Woman's Club of Coconut Grove.
"It's such a great achievement to be honored at the 'Bridge Builder' Women's Luncheon," says Jaclyn. "There is no better time than now to instill confidence and encouragement in our future generations by giving them the support and tools they need to succeed, and I remain committed to this great and worthy cause."
Lee Graver, Development Director for City Year Miami, says, "Bridge Builders bring out the best in others by connecting resources and talents to great and worthy causes, especially anticipating the needs of the future generations. We selected to honor Bridge Builders who use the wisdom and experience they have gleaned for the benefit of others, even those whom they may never meet."
For more information, visit www.cityyear.org/miami.
Jaclyn is currently touring for her debut children's book Wacky Jacky: The True Story of An Unlikely Beauty Queen, based on her courageous and compelling childhood experiences. This engaging story imparts valuable character lessons and brings self-esteem and awareness of the value of a positive attitude. This richly illustrated, playful and endearing story inspires young girls to transcend their circumstances, despite challenges at home or at school. For more information or to purchase, visit www.WackyJackyBooks.com.
A portion of book proceeds benefit Jaclyn's national outreach foundation, CHARM (Children Are Magical), a non-profit organization which aims to heighten awareness of children's issues, empower young women and enrich the lives of underprivileged youth by providing them the tools for a fulfilling future.
About Jaclyn Stapp
Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp is an accomplished philanthropist, model, mentor, and spokesperson. This loving wife and mother of three is a Stetson graduate who has appeared on magazine covers, national ad campaigns and has won many titles, including Miss New York USA 2004, Mrs. Florida America 2008 and Mrs. America First Runner Up 2008. Today, Jaclyn is a public speaker who travels around the world empowering at-risk youth and championing for women's rights through her charity, CHARM (Children Are Magical). Jaclyn is married to Grammy Award winner Scott Stapp, singer, songwriter and voice of Creed. They reside in South Florida with their three children, Jagger, Milan and Daniel. To learn more about Jaclyn, visit www.JaclynStapp.com
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