Monica Britton-West is an edupreneur & conversation architect empowering young black girls & millennial black women to achieve their wildest dreams. She is the founder of Black Girl On Campus™ (BGOC) where she equips, empowers & inspires young black girls grades 9-12 who will be first generation college students and the creator of Lift As You Climb, a development program for African American millennial women helping them find their voice & passion.
On Campus With Monica Britton-West explores what it takes to get into college, what happens while you’re in college and what in the world should you do once you graduate college.
Learn more at monicabritton.com
S1E7 Mentorship, Education & The African American Community with Dr. Cathy O
The power of mentorship in life cannot be discounted. A good mentor helps a mentee to make decisions that help them reach their goals. A great mentor builds a mentees confidence in a way that less instruction or assurance is needed from others. A goal for me is when the mentor/mentee relationship transitions into a partnership.
Dr. Cathy Owens-Oliver has been a mentor in the classroom to students as an educator, to young girls through her non-profit and to countless leaders in education through her work as a policy adviser.
S1E6 Mental Health & Black Girls in a COVID-19 World & Beyond with Christina Broderick, LCSW
During the COVID-19 pandemic conversations around caring for our individual mental health became commonplace as we struggled with being forced to say indoors. The isolation. The anxiety. The overeating. The insomnia. The fear. These things didn't just affect adults juggling working from home and remote learning, but students across K-12 and into college. My guest mental health expert Christina Broderick, Founder of Ignite EDU and I spoke about all the things on how COVID has impacted us, how we're fairing as outside opens back up and how to steward & strengthen our collective mental health capacities.
S1E5 Disability Advocacy & Higher Education with Dr. Nickey Woods
As parents of differently-abled children traverse the education system, IEP (individual educational plan) meetings, feeling alone on an island doing their best to advocate for their child for the right resources at the right time in the right place. It all can feel like an overwhelming, exhausting rabbit hole when you don't have support or know where to turn.
In this episode of "On Campus with Monica Britton-West" Dr. Nickey Woods shares from her 20+ years of experience and expertise serving families of one of the most under-served communities I can think of navigate the path toward higher education.
S1E4 Debt-Free College FOR REAL! with Tanika Mangum of Paid4College.com
Sit down for this episode and make sure you have a pen & paper handy because my guest Tanika Mangum of Paid4College.com gives ALL the tips on how she attended not only undergrad debt-free but grad school, too. My producer was so taken by what she shares while editing he immediately asked me to connect them so she could do a workshop for his family and 5 others who all have children going to college in the fall! Carve out some time for this episode and get the gems.
S1E3 Rewriting Black History: Be A Dynastic Wealth Builder with Professor LaTanya White
On this episode I speak with Professor LaTanya White. Professor White is a Dynastic Wealth Building Strategist for First-Generation Black Wealth Creators. She uses her background and insight as an entrepreneur, educator, Certified Business Analyst, and doctoral student to help Black families and entrepreneurs build business dynasties...so their grandchildren's grandchildren won't have to worry about money!
Show notes: https://monicabritton.com/oncampuspodcast003/
S1E2 On Campus at an HBCU with Dillard grad Lauren Youngblood
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were founded during a time in the history of America when African Americans were unable to attend established colleges. To date, there are over 107 HBCUs across the country. Today, Dillard University graduate Lauren Youngblood joins me On Campus to share about her experience while a student and how attending an HBCU has had a hand in her personal & professional development as an adult. Stay in touch by visiting me at monicabritton.com and joining my community, On Campus.
I love this podcast! Full of information! This is actually preparing me on how to get my daughter ready for college! I never miss an episode!