warmly welcomes author Jowan Smith on Sunday, 11/22, 3-4pm at Beachwood Mall.
Jowan Smith is the CEO of Getting Our Babies to College 101 & 1,000 Ties, Author & a
Motivational Speaker. Raised in Cleveland and a graduate of John Hay High School she has a
big heart for the city.
Starting her her career as an Event Assistant for Creative Marketing Group at
the age of 19 was the beginning of a twenty-year career in event planning. While going through the college prep process with her daughter she noticed
the lack of resources available to parents and decided to do something. She started Getting Our Babies to College 101 after winning the education category in the Cleveland Leadership Center Accelerate 2017.
Jowan created curriculum to assist families with the post-secondary education
process starting in middle school. She facilitates workshops in five local school districts and also in one prison. To date she has assisted over 1,500 students that were not on track to pursue postsecondary paths and many more that were.
In 2019 Jowan created an event called 1,000 Ties for young men ages 6-21 to teach them
skills that she felt were getting lost. At this event young men attended workshops on self-love, handshaking, eye contact, communication.