ABOUT RUSHIA BROWN
Rushia Brown was born in the Bronx, NY and raised in South Carolina. As a sophomore, she first picked up a ball and joined the Summerville High School Junior Varsity basketball team. Athletic, yet untrained, Rushia began a journey that would forever change her life. Through hard work and dedication, she was one of the top student-athlete recruits in the state of South Carolina as a senior; being courted by esteemed universities such as Harvard, Duke University and her then dream school, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. With the recent loss of her father, Rushia chose to stay close to home and attend Furman University.
As a Lady Paladin, Rushia pursued her education and competed on the court, attaining every accolade available including Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, multiple MVPs, Southern Conference Player of the Year, Edna Hartness Athlete of the Year and eventually having her jersey hang from the rafters as #34 was retired, never to be worn again. Rushia’s collegiate years lead to a 10 year professional career overseas, which spanned 5 countries; Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Korea and 7 years in the WNBA; 6 years in Cleveland and 1 year in Charlotte.
Brown is currently working to make a difference in the lives of girls and women through the sport of basketball. Rushia is the Founder/President of the Women's Professional Basketball Alumnae (WPBA), the only organization structured to assist women who have played professionally in the WNBA or in Europe as they transition into mainstream society. We are committed to providing support and resources for:
Spiritual & Mental Well-Being
Rushia is also the Director of Public Relations for Young Black Entrepreneur Magazine,(YBE) an educational platform for those with entrepreneurial aspirations.
ABOUT SERVCOM INTERNATIONAL
Our mission is to improve communities by providing educational and enrichment activities for its citizens. We are committed to implementing programs which enhance academic achievement, personal growth, health and wellness, economic vitality, self-sufficiency, and good citizenship.
Our vision is to foster a safe and nurturing environment for children and youth to excel academically, socially, physically, and mentally; to facilitate adult literacy, life skills and employability training; and to maximize the contributions persons 65 years of age and older make to the community.
Fitness 2 Fashion is a full service life skills curriculum program that infuses young ladies with a healthy perspective of “SELF”! Society has given stereotypes of what our young ladies should look like, how they should act and what they should tolerate. F2F encourages each young lady to embrace her individuality, reinforces positive imagery, encourages healthy living, raises self-esteem and lays a solid spiritual foundation; which serve as the primary sources of character. Through 14 various workshops and activities, F2F exposes its participants to a mentality that will forever change their lives.
Participants learn to maintain hair regardless of texture, color and/or style.
Workshop about skin care and personal hygiene
What's Real? What's Fake?
Defy media messages about beauty/ learn about photoshop
Dress 2 Impress!
How to select occasion-appropriate attire
Proper table etiquette for multiple course meals
Undertand self-esteem based on inner qualities, character and a spiritual foundation
Saving All My Love!
Learn the importance of abstinence and avoiding challenging situations
Presentation: Walk with confidence, firm handshake, eye contact
Preparing for college and info on scholarships
My Body Is My Temple!
Importance of physical activity for body, mind and spirit
Name That Tune!
Learn how music/lyrics affect us and influence our view of self
U R WHAT U EAT!
Nutrition and it's affect on the body/ healthy eating decisions
Dollar$ and Sense!
Financial Literacy / Responsibility
P.A.S.S.I.O.N. Principles (Perseverance-Attitude-Sacrifice-Set Goals-Inner Strength-Optimism-Never Give Up)
Life Skills curriculum to always give your best and to NEVER give up!
Rushia's message goes beyond motivational; it is TRANSFORMATIONAL! Rushia’s ability to use instances from a challenging childhood, loss, extensive time overseas, major accomplishments and even failure help her relate to any group.