ABOUT P's & Q's
MISSION AND VISION FOR P's & Q's
The goal is to engage our young girls in workshops that will enhance their self-image, goal setting, communications, etiquette skills, networking skills, leadership skills. We want to help the girls to make choices that will produce self-assured, positive thinking. This type of character building will also teach the girls responsibility and accountability for their actions, achievements, and accomplishments. Workshops will help build girls self-esteem and self confidence by helping them to accept who they are personally and helping them explore the fun and exciting ways to create their own self image of who they are to become.
We believe that we will be influential in reversing the statistics that apply to our young minority girls. We are “Preparing out young darlings for greatness” with weekly meetings that focus on self esteem, health, and wellness, higher education, and etiquette with a foundation of service to our immediate community and families. We teach proactive measures such as emotional stability instead of negative actions, how to look at circumstances and embrace life’s experiences, or loving ourselves instead of promiscuity.
P's & Q's has continued to grow and is now offering it's leadership class, Leaderlicious. to boys. We are very excited to see the interest that has been expressed by young boys and want to be able to meet their needs too! The leadership program will be able to now help both our girls and our boys!
FOUNDER OF P's & Q's
Mrs. Rachel Stone was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. In 1994, she married her hero, Timothy Michael Stone, an Architect who holds the key to her heart. She is a proud mother of three wonderful sons; Immanuel, Samuel, and Gabriel. In 2002, the Stones moved to Fargo, North Dakota and she has been on an adventure ever since. She moved to Fargo in 2002, and has been on an adventure ever since.
In 2006, she made history when she became the 1st African American woman to be crowned Mrs. North Dakota International. This opened a great door for her to venture out. It was then that it seemed her life took off. She became a national spokesperson for the Headstart program. Rachel has traveled and volunteered with a diverse range of organizations including SENDCAA Headstart, YWCA, United Way, Charism, Fargo & Moorhead public schools, & many more. She also has spent over 29 years serving in her church ministry. Rachel credits her success to her parents, Gloria & Paul Shields, who taught her the importance of giving back and helping others grow!
She is currently working at Horizon Middle school. Rachel previously worked at Madison Elementary School in Fargo for several years before partnering with her sister to manage their own store called “Showtime Boutique & Cafe”. She also managed the FACES program for Charism where she taught middle school and high school girls. In addition to teaching students vocal and etiquette skills, she is a recording artist, professional model, and youth leader. Rachel also holds a cosmetology license in both North Dakota and Minnesota.
She has now started her own empowerment program for girls called “P's & Q's Etiquette” which focuses on teaching elementary, middle, and high school girls leadership qualities, positive self-esteem, and how to be young ladies while reaching their goals. She has designed four unique programs: Leader-Licous, BeRare Girl, BeRare Model, & Princess Table Etiquette. Each program offers a workbook/journal, hands on exercises, workshops, and end with a celebration ceremony where each student will demonstrate the skills that they learned.
Rachel’s strong faith in God & passion for empowering girls is what drives her. Rachel’s favorite saying is, “Nothing is impossible” and she believes that we all have the power and ability to make things happen.
“P's & Q's Etiquette” has been able to grow with grant awards she has received through the F-M Area Foundation and Rachel is thankful and grateful for being able to grow P's & Q's programs with this grant.
"The Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation was created in 1960, as the community foundation for Cass County, North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. Community foundations are created as a vehicle for long-term philanthropy; a mechanism for giving back to the community. A vast majority of our 250+ funds are permanent; existing in perpetuity to meet the donor's wishes. Our responsibility is to manage these funds, investing wisely and ensuring the donor's intent is always met."
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Mrs. Walker is a therapist for Prairie St. John's and the founder of Destiny and Purpose, an independent mental health counseling practice. Even as a child, she led efforts devoted to women, children and racial equality. She was part of the United States delegation to the Fourth World's Women's Conference in Beijing, China. At age 50, she returned to school, earning a bachelor of science and a master's degree in social work and mental health counseling in only three years from the University of Michigan.
Tabitha has been a member of the Fargo-Moorhead community for over 14 years with her family. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and currently works in immigration advising related to employment (academia). Her work experiences have granted her immeasurable opportunities of meeting many people from around the world. Because of these wonderful experiences, she embraces and celebrates all aspects of diversity.
Dustlynn Kaine was born in Houston, Tx and raised in Plymouth Minnesota. Following her goals of going to college she attended NDSU and graduated with a double major in Human Development Family Science and Elementary Education. She was also part of the Track and Field Team where she was a short sprinter and long jumped. Today Dustlynn is living her childhood dream as a 4th grade teacher in West Fargo at Legacy Elementary. Along with that she is a cross country coach at Liberty Middle School and an Assistant sprints coach at Sheyenne High school. She has a heart for kids to make a difference in their lives by helping them discover who they are, love who they are, and fearlessly fulfill their purpose.
Kaitlyn (KT) was born and raised in Fargo and graduated from West Fargo High School. After graduation she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and then to Los Angeles, California. During her time in LA, the people she met, the experiences she had, and her faith in God created a desire to help others. Now back in Fargo, North Dakota, she works full time in the medical field and is a full time student pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. She hopes her story will encourage and inspire others by reminding them that no dream is too big and no step is too small.