Every week I, ADRI.V The Go Getta look to feature a young mover and shaker who embodies the “Go Getta Spirit” and is doing great things for the people and themselves in the Western New York and Southern Ontario community.
Having the blessed opportunity of having my show “The Go Getta Mix” I look to use my platform to acknowledge those people nominated as “The Go Getta of The Week”
Meet The Go Getta Ashley Watson, The Go Getta of the Week.
Born and raised in the borough of Crown Heights Brooklyn she transferred from John Jay College in NYC to SUNY Buffalo State College and graduated with a Bachelors in Sociology. She later took on the challenge of becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist and was the first one within her immediate family to have gotten a
Master's degree. She's worked in organizations, charter and public schools since 2009.
Her passion and purpose developed for the youth of Buffalo. In her experience with
divorced parents, sexual orientation conflicts, depression and lack of mental health
awareness she founded #REALTALK. She got into therapy and it began to change her life knowing God had brought her to Buffalo for a reason, and it was to start this movement of CHANGE. 9 principles she began to apply to herself and the teens she was working with was: Love. Respect. Empowerment. Focus. Honesty. Empathy. Maturity. Safety. This became her mission for herself and for young adults who look just like she did.
#REALTALK is a community initiative created to serve as an urban based program bridging gaps and providing various resources and consultation for effective change for youth. Its mission is to develop a career-based pathway for students using their voice through, youth development, arts, education and community outreach. We encourage participants and volunteers to apply and lead by the principles of #REALTALK. To provide a consciousness to their daily living, behaviors and healthy mind. With intent to highlight and reform social/emotional patterns, barriers and gaps within the school system and communities. #REALTALK is a movement of change.
9 #REALTALK PRINCIPLES
o We EMPOWER ourselves, each other, our family and community.
o We LOVEourselves, each other, family and our community.
o We are FOCUS on our dreams and goals.
o We RESPECT ourselves, each other, our families and communities.
o We are EMPATHETIC in our actions, with our language and being open minded.
o We are MATURE in our behaviors, character and speech.
o We are CONFIDENT in ourselves and our movement for change.
o We are HONEST and lead with integrity.
o We are a SAFE space.
Striving to raise educational and mental health awareness by offering unique collective and collaborative workshops.
Are you a Go Getta or know a Go Getta? One who gives back to their community, a catalyst for change? Consistently seeking to better themselves and those around them? Is this person determined to go after their dreams to achieve them and motivates others to do the same? If You know someone with the “Go Getta” Spirit or mentality I want to hear about them!
Each week I will pick a Go Getta of the Week from the submissions. The Go Getta chose will be recognized on The Go Getta Mix, WBLK website and announced via social media. If you are a Go Getta and or know a Go Getta Nominate them to today!!!