S.C.O.R.E.-Successful, Confident, Optimistic, Regal, Engaging
S.C.O.R.E. Inc.’s cultural beliefs are Empower, Encourage, Expose, also known as E-3. As S.C.O.R.E., Inc. is a Christian-based, non-profit organization, our cultural beliefs are deeply rooted in our faith. We strive to provide tools, skills and guidance required in education, careers and life for young women who aspire in the STEM field.
It all started with a pact. Two sisters, Dr. Janelle Davison, OD and Dr. Joya Lyons, DDS, took an unofficial oath at an early age to pursue medicine when they grew up. “The Plan”, which they referred to said pact, was rooted in speaking positively, writing their goals down on a piece paper, and sticking it on their bedroom wall to make it plain; and their willingness to succeed at all cost. Having been born to two college educated parents, education was paramount in their household, so going off to college was a no-brainer for these two. Yet, finding the resources and mentorships that spoke directly to little black boys and girls, was a huge feat. Hailing from a middle class, predominantly white community, outside of Detroit Michigan, both sisters felt the impact of a systemic racism and discrimination. However, “The Plan” outranked any smidgen of resistance, whether overt or subtle. College proved to be a whole new experience for the sisters who are five years apart. They both attended HBCUs (Historically Black College and Universities) and learned in depth about The Black Experience in America, their history and how to wholly embrace their blackness. The creation of S.C.O.R.C.E, INC, which stands for Successful, Confident, Optimistic, Regal and Engaging, comes from a place of Christian ministry and an inherent calling on their lives for fellowship and mentorship. It caters to young girls of low to middle income, from all backgrounds, who are rising high school juniors interested in pursuing professions in the fields of medicine and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). S.C.O.R.E launched in January 2017 as another layer of “The Plan.”
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana. Subsequently, she attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry and secured her Doctorate Degree in Optometry in May 2006.
She is an alumnus of Hampton University, having graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the famed school that reared Booker T. Washington. . She procured a Doctorate Degree from Meharry Medical College- School of Dentistry in 2010.
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We empower young women to exude Confidence by accepting their Regal place in society.
Ebonee Shaw, MBA
Chair Board of Directors
Rev. John White Jr.
South East Program Director