"Where Young Women Become Great Women"  
                                   Successful Women Achieving Goals

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Our staff is here to enhance the skills that your daughter already has.

Taurell  Nicole Butts is a community activist, child advocate, and the CEO of Successful Women Achieving Goals, Inc. She believes in the concept “together we can” and takes the motto wherever she may go. Taurell’s dedication and compassion for people has enabled her to create and sustain valuable relationships with people in her community. With her relationships, she has been able to grow her social media presence to have a positive impact online.

Child Advocacy
In 2013, Taurell turned her pain into passion and purpose. She decided to make it her life’s mission to help children that were victims of abuse and rape as she was once a victim herself. During Taurell’s time in college, her law professor and one of her peers spoke about helping victims of abuse and rape, which sparked courage and strength in her. In 2013, she decided to take on the role and responsibility as a Child Advocate for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) national association. Though her first case was challenging, she won Advocate of the Month for her dedication and resilience. After four years, Taurell decided to relocate to Delaware County Pennsylvania and has been there ever since.

CEO
Taurell is the founder of the non-profit organization Successful Women Achieving Goals, Inc. The organization helps at risk young women, 7-19 years old, in Philadelphia excel in life and become positive role models to their peers. Young women in the program receive free mentoring, workshops, tutoring, educational trips, college prep classes, and so much more. Since the organization’s founding in 2013, Taurell has witnessed all of her high school students get accepted into college, improvement in the younger women’s social skills, and her staff grow tremendously.

Community Activist
Taurell is not only a child activist and a CEO, but she is a community activist as well. Over her career tenure, she has initiated numerous community service projects by collaborating with various organizations throughout Philadelphia. Taurell’s projects include feeding the homeless, organizing a clothing and shoes drive, giving away prom packages to high school girls, and hosting back-to-school events for students in Philadelphia. She has also assisted with political campaigns for local legislators and judges, to name a few.
 

Myiesha Miles has over 10 years of health care experience working in the inpatient, insurance, behavioral health and outpatient setting as a registered nurse. Her work has helped to educate patients about managing acute and chronic conditions through her creation of curriculum for Diabetes, and hypertension education programs.   She also works as an independent Nurse Consultant assisting individuals and acting as an advisor for organizations. Myiesha joined Successful Women Achieving Goals (SWAG) Board in 2018 to implement health and wellness initiatives. Myiesha holds a Master in Nursing Science and Masters of Business Administration from Lasalle University.



                             Board of Directors

Taurell Butts – Founder (Child Advocate)
Terrance- Mental Health Coordinator – (Program Coordinator and Behavioral Therapist)
Michelle Jones – Brand and Marketing Director (Salon Owner)
Myeshia Miles – Health and Wellness Coordinator (Registered Nurse)
Mykala Harris – Community Outreach Director (Banker)
Yvonne Heard Esq - Legal Affairs ( Business Attorney )


Mentors

Taurell Butts – Child Advocate and Founder of SWAG
Krisinda Martin – Assistant Collections Revenue Manager
Raven Truehart – Attorney
Alycia Kinchloe – Attorney
Julbeth Evans- Makeup Artist
Kesha Languins – Assistant Store Manager and Motivational Speaker
Shanna Warren- Event Planner 
Aurica Hurst - Community Organizer
Jane Duncan – Federal Investigator
Taneisha Moralis – Real Estate Agent and Respiratory Therapist
Myeshia Miles – Registered Nurse
Michelle Jones – Salon Owner
Mykala Harris – Banker
Yvonne Hears- Attorney


Instructors

Julbeth Evans – Arts and Crafts (Makeup Artist)
Aurica Hurst – College Prep (Community Organizer)
Krisinda Martin – Etiquette Lessons (Assistant Collections Revenue Manager)
Sherelle Avery –Teen Chat (Tax Auditor and Blended Family Consultant)
Monica Mathews – Teen Chat (Behavioral Therapist)
Myeshia Miles – Health and Wellness (Registered Nurse)
Mahogany Carter- Business Workshops -Business Analyst
Jane Duncan - College Prep Coach




Jane Duncan enforces EEO law as a Senior Investigator with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Philadelphia District Office. After serving as a Health Volunteer and teaching life skills to high school age youth in Peace Corps Kenya from 2012-2014, Jane decided to continue her career stateside. She remains passionate about engaging youth in crucial conversations about healthy relationships, career goals, and civic engagement after her experience in Kenya. She has served as a College Prep Coach and Mentor with Successful Women Achieving Goals since 2017. Jane had a BA from the University of Montana, and served in the Montana Conservation Corps from 2010-2011.