Shaping Awesome Futures
Awesome Ambitions has been going strong for more than 20 years helping mentor young women to have successful futures through higher education, career planning, and planning for future preparedness.
Awesome Ambitions meets virtually every Saturday 9:45am-11:30am using Zoom.
We are excited to focus our workshops on the four pillars; social justice, entrepreneurship, health & wellness, and career planning/life skills.
Please join us with your journal, pen, and your never-ending eagerness to learn.
Awesome Volunteer Alert
Sheyvette Dinkens is originally from Liberal, KS, but currently calls the Kansas City Metro home. Ms. Dinkens received a Baccalaureate of Science in Criminal Justice, Minor in Human Services from Washburn University. Additionally, Ms. Dinkens received a Master’s of Business Administration from Baker University and Master’s in Secondary Education from Fort Hays University. Ms. Dinkens joined Awesome Ambitions for the E-Ship Pillar, to share her expertise as an educator and business owner.
Ms. Dinkens is a published author, community advocate, an innovative thinker, doer and award winning educator. She was the founder and Executive Director of a non-profit organization, Women Empowerment. She then owned and operated a consulting firm for several years and currently works as a business facilitator in the Kansas City area, at an urban high school. And has created the first co-working space in a high school in the State of Kansas. Ms. Dinkens is currently on staff at Kansas City, Kansas Community College and is a Licensed Addiction Counselor, for nearly 15 years.
Ms. Dinkens is a Board Member for School of Economics, part of the KCK E-Ship Community, a member of the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Community Liaison Board, a KCKPS Equity Centered Community Design Lead, and volunteer for Youth for Christ, Parent Life Group in KCK along with taking part in Leadership 2000, the 34th Class in Wyandotte County. She received the 2018 Arvest Bank Teacher Award. She is passionate about civic engagement and community mobilization. Previously, she served as the secretary for the Kansas City Kansas Chamber Young Professional Organization, KCK Forward, a Member of the Connection Committee at City of Truth and an advocate for the Fairfax Learning Center. You can find her in the Hall of Fame at Seward County Community College. Ms. Dinkens recently brought E-Ship Rising to KCK to support entrepreneurship for youth that reside in Wyandotte County through a partnership with Royale Cohesive Network.
Currently, working on releasing Deceived But not Destroyed, the sequel to Bruised But not Broken. An Avid reader and international traveler that embraces the Keto lifestyle, as she walks with purpose and faith.
By demonstrating leadership and igniting community initiatives and efforts, Ms. Dinkens has been able to support others and plant seeds of growth and empowerment. Through her non-profit experience, Ms. Dinkens has shown a dedication and understanding in various sectors that is highly regarded.
2020-2021 PILLARS OF PROGRAMMING
SOCIAL JUSTICE ○ ENTREPRENEURSHIP ○ HEALTH & WELLNESS
CAREER PLANNING/ LIFE SKILLS
Josephine Swanson, owner of Retrospective Design, "...has designed this shirt with hope. Hope that we can be brave together, hope that we can learn to show each other love and grace. We won’t be perfect. We will make mistakes. But each small step makes a difference."
Retrospective Design will donate $5 to Awesome Ambitions for each shirt purchased.
I did not know anyone in Kansas City when I first moved here. The group helped me meet new people and learn how to encourage women to succeed. I am in College now and am volunteering as a mentor this year.
Awesome Ambitions Helped me get into a great college and now I am able to volunteer and give back to the younger generations! Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors who made it happen, I was able to get scholarships I didn’t even know existed.