Stars & Wings Inc.
Shemin Wilson is the proud founder of STARS & WINGS, a Women and Girls Empowerment Program, that rose from my desire to show women and girls that our collective strength is more powerful than the messages and environments that try to divide us. From the start of her program she has devoted countless hours volunteering at women and family shelters throughout New York City. The purpose of STARS & WINGS is to “Embrace, Encourage and Empower” adolescent girls and women. The program enhances skill building techniques that include group facilitation, leadership, communication, self-esteem, financial literacy and life application all while utilizing faith based teaching tools to support personal development, spiritual growth, and promote resiliency. The acronym STARS is for Standing Tall and Respecting Self and focuses on adolescent girls programming. WINGS is for Women in Need, Gaining Strength and provides trainings and services to adult women. Through more than 15 years of working with non-profit organizations in the Bronx to provide supportive services to individuals coping with traumatic life events, Shemin recognizes the needs of her community and develops programs to address them. Her family is a very important part of her life and she is a true reflection of the love and support she continually receives from them. She is blessed to be the mother of two daughters, Erika and Ashley, and also a proud grandmother to Jeremiah. Shemin was always taught to help other people and to treat everyone with respect and dignity. Through her own life experiences she has found a passion to uplift and encourage other women, helping them to see the greatness within themselves. Her belief is that we as women can help, encourage, and uplift each other because we are so much more alike than we are different. To reinforce that message she reminds each woman she comes into contact with “You Matter, You’re Enough and To Always Love Yourself”.