Project DIVA connects caring adults who act as mentors with girls planning where their lives will take them.
In a front page business section article in today’s Star Tribune columnist Neal St. Anthony features project Divas and the difference creating TEL.A.VISION videos has made in their lives.
“I have a vision of my future that helps me stay on track,” said Caprice Whimper, 16, a student at Dunwoody Academy, a charter school. “I want to be an ‘A’ student. And I want to be an ‘OB-GYN’ doctor. I take care of young siblings. And I always have wanted to help women and kids.”
Teara Hinton, 14, another North Side resident and student at Armstrong High in Plymouth, also envisions a medical career.
“My aunt is a nurse,” Hinton said. “I want to be a doctor, a pediatrician, and work in the city with kids.”
Here is an example of one of the Diva’s videos: