mental health

Positively Caviar Partners with Best Kids, Inc. for B.U.I.L.D. Workshop

Washington, DC (January 26, 2019) - On Saturday, January 26th Positively Caviar, Inc. joined forces with Best Kids to facilitate a B.U.I.L.D Self-Empowerment Workshop at the Frances A. Gregory Library in Washington, DC. During this time Positively Caviar created a fun, safe, and positive environment amongst foster children and their mentors to promote all of the necessary qualities in making decisions for a positive, healthy, and purposeful life.

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BEST Kids, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides mentoring to foster care children in the District of Columbia’s Child Welfare System. Through their one-on-one volunteer mentoring, our extensive training, staff support and our experiential-learning-based peer group, this program empowers youth in foster care to build better futures, one child at a time. The Best Kids organization often works in collaboration with other community partners to help fulfill their mission.

 Positively Caviar coordinated a B.U.I.L.D (Being Unique Individuals by Learning and Developing) workshop for about 13 participants ages 6 – 11 from the Best Kids program. Children and their mentors had the opportunity to learn about mental resilience and positivity through activities/discussions which included: The Power of Yet, Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset, the importance of gratitude, and Family Feud (their personal favorite). The session ended with a mediation session amongst all everyone in attendance.

The Positively Caviar team enjoyed spreading influence and positivity through the children and their mentors from the Best Kids organization. For more information or to find out how to partner with Positively Caviar on future programs, please click here or contact us at info@staybasedandpositive.com 

Positively Caviar Fights Mental Health at the HBCU5K 

On Saturday, June 30th Positively Caviar participated in the 6th Annual HBCU 5K Run/2K Walk at Howard University. More than 12 volunteers joined The Positively Caviar Team to run with a purpose and engage with the community sharing information about the organization.

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The Washington, DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance, Inc.’s (DCHBCUAA) community hosts the HBCU Alumni Community Day Presented by XFINITY with a mission is to improve the health and well-being of our communities. Their overall efforts are aimed at reducing health disparities that are pervasive in predominantly African American communities. With an effort to addressing the social determinants of health, their program focuses on priority areas are Health & Wellness, Hunger Awareness, and Higher Education. By leveraging the full value of the Alumni Alliance, they educate the community, provide financial resources, offer volunteers, and work strategically with our community partners to make a measurable impact to address the following issues: health, hunger, and education.

Volunteer and Positively Caviar supporter, Melissa Pearson, expressed her excitement about participating in the HBCU 5K Run. “It was such an amazing experience to work with an organization that embodies what they are passionate about. Positively Caviar attracted a large crowd during the 5K race, simply because the leaders of their organization naturally spread authentic positivity. When you are struggling with mental health disorders, trying to adjust your mindset to focus on the positive things in your life is necessary. The leaders of Positively Caviar ran for a cause. They ran to instill that positivity back into our culture.”

Running to help fight mental illness aligns with the core values of Positively Caviar. The organization will continue participating in the HBCU5K annually, on a much larger scale next year.

For more information or to find out how to partner with Positively Caviar on future programs, please click here or contact us at info@staybasedandpositive.com 

Positively Caviar Joins The Garden of Prayer Christian Church for Youth Day 2K18

On June 15, 2018, Positively Caviar participated in a Youth Day seminar at The Garden of Prayer Christian Church in Baltimore, MD. Children and young adults ages 6 - 20 had the opportunity to engage in a thought-provoking conversation based on the subject of fear.

Youth Day is an event that takes place in various Christian churches and denominations. This annual event is used to focus on the youth in the church and give them a platform to learn more and encourage them to live their best life. The order of events for Youth Day at the Garden of Prayer Christian Church included icebreakers, our high-intensity speaking engagement, and a round robin of questions from the audience.

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The theme of Youth Day 2K18 was “I Have No Reason to Fear” giving the Positively Caviar Team the opportunity to speak to youth and families in Baltimore City about the science of positivity & optimism, overcoming fears, and gaining resilience. Shayma Sulaiman, Chief Program Officer, and Chazz Scott, Chief Creative Optimist, exposed the youth and their families to strategies and tips to reach their fullest potential in life such as: instilling habits to wake up early, how to use “the power of yet”, how to overcome fear, a healthy diet, and the importance of maintaining meaningful relationships. 

Positively Caviar was extremely excited to be a part of this motivational and encouraging event. “It was really humbling to bring people from all ages and all walks of life together to discuss the topic of fear”, said Shayma.” “Although every individual has his or her own separate path we were able to discuss the reasons we fear, the science of fear, and ultimately how to overcome it.” For more information or to find out how to partner with Positively Caviar on future programs, please click here or contact us at info@staybasedandpositive.com.

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Positively Caviar Inspires Young Women at Cherry Hill Middle School

On November 21, 2017, Positively Caviar, Inc. visited Cherry Hill Middle School in Baltimore Maryland, to lead an inspiring B.U.I.L.D workshop. Founder, Chazz Scott and Chief Program Officer, Shayma Sulaiman were able to fulfill their duty of inspiring, motivating, empower the young girls that attend this school.

Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School is an institution located in the heart of Baltimore, Maryland. With high crime and poverty rates in this community, Positively Caviar realized the need to provide a workshop centered around maintaining an optimistic lifestyle and mindset. Students were exposed to a fun, creative, and positive environment where they had the opportunity to express themselves.

During the session, the young women of Cherry Hill Middle School were able to participate in B.U.I.L.D (Being Unique Individuals while Learning and Developing) activities including but not limited to:

  • The Power of Yet
  • What do you love about yourself?
  • Circle of Positivity

By the end of the workshop, the young ladies were encouraged to be their best self and continue down the road of success.

“It was such a refreshing experience to see how engaged the girls were”, Shayma proclaimed. “They all want so much out of life I wish nothing but the absolute best for each one of them.”

For more information or to find out how to work with us, please contact our Chief Program Officer Shayma Sulaiman at info@staybasedandpositive.com 

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Positively Caviar, Inc. and Spiked Spin Partner for “Spin For Positivity”

New York, NY (October 10, 2017) – Positivity is more than just a noun, and fitness is more than just a trend… it’s a lifestyle. On September 23, 2017, Positively Caviar, Inc and Spiked Spin joined forces to execute a “Spin for Positivity” cycling event.  Missions collided as both parties discussed the importance of generational health, maintaining mental resilience/physical strength, and the impact that positivity can have on your overall well-being.  

Founder of Spiked Spin, Briana Owens, created her platform by wanting to fill the void of diversity within the boutique fitness industry. By doing so she formed a space where men and women are able to cycle in an atmosphere that is non-judgmental, accepting, and encouraging of their individual journeys.

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Riders joined the session excited to ride for a cause with Positively Caviar and Spiked Spin not realizing the overall total body experience this session would have on their mental and physical health. By the end of the class, all riders were able to truly experience what it means to “Spin for Positivity.” Attendees enjoyed an hour-long turned up, energy filled spin class infused with some of the best hip-hop hits to-date followed by a brief mindfulness session that encouraged everyone to extend their experience further than the bike. Each Spiked Spin class is closed with reflection, love, affirmation, positivity, and community which aligns 100% with what is Positively Caviar. “It feels so good to witness the impact of positivity in the lives of others,” exclaimed Co-Founder, Chief Creative Marketing Officer, Nikki Abraham.

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Positively Caviar concluded the event by reinforcing their mission of positivity with a brief interactive giveaway and huge thank you to the participants and instructor, Briana Owens. Please visit SpikedSpin.com to find out more about their platform and to sign up for a Spiked Spin session. Also, visit Staybasedandpositive.com to find out more about Positively Caviar, Inc. and how you can support their mission of positivity.