Wear It Well was founded in memory and honor of
Leona Givhan Davis.
Who We Are
At Wear It Well, we promote dignity, self-confidence, and support for individuals and families facing life-altering events. Through educational and community outreach programs, we strive to enhance the quality of life by providing personalized makeovers, awareness events, and educational resources. Our focus is on empowering individuals to love the skin they're in, fostering diversity inclusion, and imparting life skills to help them navigate challenges and thrive.
The primary mission of Wear It Well is to promote physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually
healthy communities. We educate, inspire and motivate by offering supportive resources to enhance
the quality of life. Our programs assist in almost every life changing event that requires a helping hand
to restore the lives of those impacted beyond self-repair.
What We Do
Our aim is to foster healthier communities by providing transformative makeovers, organizing impactful awareness events, and delivering educational programs. Our primary focus is on delivering affordable, high-quality treatment and support to individuals whose struggles have hindered their ability to thrive and lead fulfilling, healthy lives. We are dedicated to serving men, women, and children of all races, colors, and creeds, promoting inclusivity and equality."
Extreme Makeover is a community-oriented initiative that offers personalized transformations to individuals affected by cancer or life-altering events/illnesses, aiming to help them overcome the challenges associated with treatment and its impact on their appearance and self-esteem. Our program encompasses a range of services including hair enhancements (wigs & extensions), makeup application, nail care (manicures/pedicures), and wardrobe enhancements, all complemented by spiritual and mental support. Additionally, we provide tailored training sessions and workshops to empower recipients with lasting confidence and skills beyond their physical makeovers.
Love The Skin You're In is dedicated to promoting awareness of anti-bullying, suicide prevention, diversity inclusion, self-confidence, and life skills. Wear It Well actively educates the community, schools, and organizations on embracing one's unique identity and cherishing oneself, regardless of life's challenges.
Our program empowers at-risk youth and individuals facing adversity to effectively navigate battles with suicidal thoughts, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, and the emotional toll of bullying or traumatic experiences. We achieve this through engaging awareness events held in schools, the community, and private settings. These events feature professional interactive presentations that provide attendees with enlightening statistics and relatable examples of others combating similar issues.
Following each event, individuals identified as bullies or victims of bullying are offered opportunities to connect with qualified professionals for personalized support. Our goal is to enhance their confidence and self-esteem, leaving a lasting positive impact that enriches and empowers their lives.
Annually, we organize a community rally named "Bullying is Banned," which serves as a rallying call for youth, families, schools, and organizations to unite against bullying and take a firm stand. Together, we aim to foster a culture of empathy, respect, and acceptance in our communities..
Health is Wealth aims to illuminate the significance of well-being, nutrition, exercise, and embracing a healthy lifestyle. Our team of fitness specialists and personal trainers offers both group and individual sessions, delivering workouts that don't require a gym. They provide valuable guidance on nutrition, including fun tips for maintaining a balanced diet that accommodates indulgences. Additionally, they offer insights on budget-friendly meal prepping, debunking diet myths, and utilizing supplements effectively.
We firmly believe that your health is your greatest wealth. Hence, this program also serves as a platform to raise awareness for various causes such as autism, heart disease, lupus, Alzheimer's, multiple types of cancer, diabetes, and more. Dedicated events are organized to support these causes, enabling the community to contribute and learn about them.
Throughout the year, we host health fairs that provide complimentary health consultations, offering individuals an opportunity to discuss their well-being with experts. By offering these resources and fostering awareness, we strive to empower individuals to prioritize their health and make informed choices that lead to a fulfilling and prosperous life..
Ready, Set, G.O.A.L.S. is a dynamic program that empowers individuals through a comprehensive employment and training initiative. Our mission is to equip participants with the necessary tools and knowledge to thrive in the workforce.
Through our program, we offer invaluable support in various areas. We assist individuals in crafting effective resumes, providing tips and guidance to enhance their chances of securing employment. We conduct thorough preparation for job interviews, equipping participants with the skills and confidence needed to excel in these crucial interactions. Personal branding is another aspect we focus on, helping individuals present themselves authentically and professionally.
We believe that appearance plays a significant role in one's professional success. As such, we provide a complete makeover, including guidance on dressing for success, to ensure participants present themselves with confidence and professionalism.
Financial literacy and budgeting are essential skills for long-term success. Our program incorporates master classes on financial literacy, empowering participants to manage their finances effectively and plan for a secure future.
At Ready, Set, G.O.A.L.S., we emphasize the importance of goal setting and provide the necessary tools and guidance for individuals to establish clear objectives and work towards achieving them. We believe that setting and pursuing meaningful goals is instrumental in personal and professional growth.
To ensure accessibility and remove potential barriers, transportation is provided to participants after they secure employment, if needed, further facilitating their journey towards success.
The Bridge is an all-encompassing enrichment program tailored to youth aged 10 to 18. We provide a diverse array of offerings, including academic support, mentoring, youth leadership development, arts, and sports and recreation. Our program aims to address crucial needs such as food security, education, literacy, and life skills.
Our primary objective is to make a positive impact on the lives of youth, both by enhancing their mental, emotional, and relational well-being and by fostering resilience to prevent bullying. We strive to save and improve the lives of young individuals, equipping them with the tools and support they need to thrive.
To ensure accessibility and continuous growth, our sessions are available after school and during the summer, providing a consistent and enriching environment for participants to learn and develop. We believe that by creating a holistic program that supports academic, personal, and social growth, we can empower youth to overcome challenges and build a brighter future.
At The Bridge, we are committed to nurturing the potential within each young person, creating opportunities for them to flourish academically, emotionally, and socially. By strengthening their mental and emotional well-being and fostering resilience, we aim to guide them towards a path of success and fulfillment.
Parenting Program Raising Highly Capable Kids™ is a well-established program designed to empower parents with the confidence, tools, and skills necessary to cultivate strong and resilient families. This 13-week course equips parents with the knowledge and resources to raise children who are not only healthy but also compassionate and responsible individuals. Discover more about this transformative program by visiting CapableKids.com.
Wear It Well was founded to commemorate and pay tribute to the remarkable life and enduring legacy of Leona Givhan Davis (June 13, 2017). Our mission is to embody the extraordinary qualities she personified, including a deep compassion for others, a non-judgmental outlook, and a selfless dedication to helping others, whether compensated or as acts of pure kindness. Through our diverse range of services, we aim to inspire our clients to embrace the concept of "wearing it well" in the face of life's challenges, fostering a renewed sense of self-worth and empowerment.
Katina Davis, the Founder of Wear It Well, is entrusted with shaping the organization's vision, strategy, and fundraising endeavors as a dedicated volunteer, hailing from Belden, Mississippi. She is the proud mother of two daughters: Brittany Holland and Kelsey Holland.
With a Business Administration degree from Mississippi University for Women and a Healthcare Administration & Management and Leadership graduate degree from Liberty University, Katina is also certified in Women's Entrepreneurship and Childcare Director.
With over 40 years of volunteerism, Katina contributes time, talents, and financial support to various organizations. Her commitment to growth is evident through affiliations with groups like the Community Development Foundation, Minority PUL Alliance, and B.O.N.D. Small Business Group. On the executive board of the Tupelo Kiwanis Club, steering committee for Vitalant Tupelo Community Leadership Council and Health Ambassador for The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi, Katina actively engages in community service.
Katina's contributions earned recognition, including the Good Seed Sower Award, Black Business Alliance Humanitarian Award, G.I.V.E. (Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence) Award for Outstanding Service in promoting healthy communities, and nominations for Mud & Magnolia Influential Woman. She's featured on the Points of Light Inspiration Honor Roll and in the Voyage ATL Magazine as a Trailblazer, recognized as B.O.N.D. Most Influential Business for Wear It Well, HERprenuers Community Service Award, North Mississippi Health Services Cancer Center Breast Cancer Advocate Award, NAACP Special Recognition Award and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nu Sigma Omega Chapter Community Servant Award. The TODAY Show featured her as a local hero for Black Heritage Month, showcasing her remarkable achievements.
Motivated by a passion for supporting and empowering individuals, Katina actively utilizes community resources to make a positive impact. Her unwavering dedication inspires meaningful change and uplifts those in need.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Katina Davis, Founder & President
Demetrees Hill, Secretary
Roslyn Hunter, Treasurer
Demetrees Hill, Secretary
Roslyn Hunter, Treasurer