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AALI Speaks To Welcome Speaker On Self-Worth And Esteem

5 Jun , 2019  

Nicole Horston, CEO of Nstep Promotions and the Founder of SOARING with Help, Hope, and Healing, will be the speaker for the upcoming AALI Speaks event on June 10 from 12-1:30 PM.

Horston will talk about how to affirm children to build their self-esteem and academic progress, the importance of recognizing your self-worth, and eradicating barriers that impact women and children. She will also discuss her book ‘Shades of You.’

Horston earned a BSc in Education from The Ohio State University, an M.Ed. in Education Administration from Ashland University, and an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

After years of working with inner-city schools, she developed a love for helping her pupils, pre-service teachers, and fellow educators become the best versions of themselves. Her extensive research on closing the student achievement gap led to a “Teacher of the Year” nomination in 2011. A year later, her school district honored her with a Certificate of Appreciation for saving a colleague’s life.

Through her struggle with fibromyalgia, Horston learned to embrace her reality and the subtleties of life. Coming face-to-face with a career coming to an end and the feeling that her life was over fuels her desire to support those who have suffered a similar plight.

AALI Speaks is all about highlighting inspiring African American leaders like Horston, so make sure to join us on Monday, June 10 from 12-1:30 PM to hear her inspiring message. The event will be at NECIC, 134 N Main St, Mansfield 44902.

Tickets are required and can be purchased for $10 at, though the event is free for AALI members. Seats are limited, so get your tickets quickly!

What is AALI?

AALI is the African American Leadership Initiative. The mission of AALI is to identify and cultivate African American leaders in Mansfield and Richland County and functions to create a network of diverse leaders with relevant opportunities to connect and contribute. To find out more about it and learn about ways to support this initiative, please visit our website at

Source, Photo: NECIC

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