Yoli Tamu, Mother-Daughter Bonding Strategist

Praise for Yoli

“It has been A BLESSING meeting Ms. Yoli. Being a member of Teen Empowerment helped me have a better perspective on my life. When I wake up in the morning I don’t think: “What am I going to wear for my school today?” I think: “What do I want to wear today?” Being in Teen Empowerment also got me connections with college graduates who also started off like me. Ms, Yoli helped open up new doors for opportunity in my life. Thanks to her and Teen Empowerment I AM IN CONTROL OF MY LIFE.” 

– Shawnna Robinson, Graduating 12th Grade Student, Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets, Westchester, CA


“Yoli, you’ve given our daughter a NEW PERSPECTIVE and a deeper understanding on the many aspects of life that affect her daily. Kenberly liked that you inputted your personal insight when giving advice during the workshops. She also enjoyed the variety of the topics and the depth that you and the girls went into the discussions. THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU!” 

– Patricia Ferguson, Parent of Graduating 12th Grade Student, Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets, Westchester, CA


 “I worked at WESM HS (Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets) last school year. I had the very UNIQUE, ENLIGHTENING, AWESOME experience of working with Ms. Yoli and her Unity Theatre Foundation. She approached me one morning and asked if it was possible to start a group of teens. Perhaps an after school program working with teens both boys and girls building self esteem and positive life experience. I thought it to be a fantastic idea and quickly asked the principal if we could do something like this on campus. He agreed and the program took off. Ms. Yoli had her act together. She contacted parents. She interviewed the girls and boys and we came to the conclusion that her 10 week program was suited for the girls more so boys. Not much participation from the guys. But those girls that signed up valued her very thought out program until the end. THEY LOVED HER AND I DID TOO for doing such a wonderful job. At the end of the 10 week program through donations and hard work recruiting sponsorship, she was able to take the girls on a retreat in the Pacific Palisades. An awesome experience for them. KUDOS TO MS. YOLI FOR CARING AND GUIDING OUR YOUNG ONES in a positive direction. This is so needed in our communities today. I have had a birds eye view of the transformation of these budding young flowers to beautiful roses. Thank You, Yoli.” 

– Sherelle Diggs, Parent Liason for Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets, Westchester, CA


 “You know already what I feel about you and your program! You are a WONDERFUL ROLE MODEL AND MENTOR to these young boys and girls. THEY NEED YOU! DO NOT STOP! Keep your program going for as long as you can, because these students need guidance and you are just the person to give it to them.” 

– Fred Page, High School Teacher, City of Angels School, Los Angeles, CA