Celebrity Stylist “Goo Goo” Atkins to Host Non-Profit Scholarship
Terry Jones | 6/14/2017, 9:22 p.m.
Celebrity Stylist Goo Goo Atkins returns to host Le Sanctuary Book Club’s “Stars & Stripes Celebrity Day Soiree and Bowling Bash”, Saturday, July 1st from 1:30pm – 4:30pm on ESSENCE Music Festival weekend, Fulton Alley. Proceeds will benefit Le Sanctuary’s mission to help local college-bound young women purchase books for their freshman year.
A Reality Star and Fashion Stylist, Goo Goo appears on WE TV’s “Mary Mary” television show. Goo Goo has worked as a stylist for her Grammy Award winning sisters as well as celebrities like Morris Chestnut, Niecy Nash and Laila Ali.
“This event is special to me because it fuels the literacy movement. Even with this small gesture, I am contributing to the empowerment of the next generation and helping to raise funds for ladies who perhaps otherwise may not have been to afford books for college,” stated Goo Goo in reference to her continued alignment with Le Sanctuary Book Club’s Scholarship Endeavor.
As District “C” Councilmember, Ramsey is dedicated to making the great City of New Orleans a better place to live for all its citizens by focusing on youth empowerment through education and workforce development as well as economic development, blight reduction and infrastructure enhancement.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be selected as the Honorary Chair for the Annual Stars & Stripes Celebrity Day Soiree and Bowling Bash,” stated Councilmember Ramsey. “I am a strong advocate for uplifting our youth through education, and I firmly believe the love of reading removes boundaries, offering the treasure of knowledge and adventure. This program, aimed towards young women in our community, serves as a catalyst for the positive change in our society. As stated in the African proverb, educate a boy and you educate an individual. Educate a girl and you educate a community.”
Le Sanctuary Book Club offers a scholarship program which provides book scholarships to female high school seniors that will attend a college in Louisiana. To date, the organization has awarded over 50 scholarships to deserving college-bound students. To apply for scholarships, visit www.lesanctuary.org. The scholarship deadline was Friday, June 2, 2017.
“Influencers who give back and help to raise awareness for causes are to be commended, recognized and celebrated. Goo Goo has been a friend of Le Sanctuary Book Club for many years and she’s always been a huge supporter. We appreciate Goo Goo and other high profilers who associate themselves with our efforts,” said Angela L. Young, President of the book club.