Know Your Worth

April 6, 2024

Introducing the Speakers of the 'Know Your Worth Self Care Seminar

McCoy Curtis, Jr.

 Meet Mr. McCoy Curtis, Jr., a devoted husband, father, pastor, motivational speaker, mentor, and community leader. With over 30 years in education and human services, he’s dedicated to helping youth and adults with behavioral and mental health challenges.

In 2016, he served in AmeriCorps VISTA, redefining his purpose and vision. McCoy organized programs, mentored college students, and started the Young Men of Distinction mentoring project.

He’s been recognized as one of the Eastern Shore’s 100 Men of Distinction and received awards for his humanitarian services. As Somerset County’s regional coordinator for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Well-Connected Communities Health Initiative, he leads community projects promoting health and well-being.

McCoy Curtis continues to make a difference in the community, working tirelessly alongside his family. He also shares messages of hope and empowerment as a speaker and mentor at colleges, youth rallies, and leadership conferences.

 

Tanisha Armstrong

If you are not a part of the solution, then you are a part of the problem.” That is the guiding principle of Tanisha Armstrong’s life. She is an educator, advocate, and leader who has spent more than 30 years supporting nonprofits, faith communities, businesses, and individuals in moving their missions forward.  Tanisha is a first-generation Caribbean-American, passionate historian, and writer.  She can always be found pursuing opportunities to cultivate compassion and joy both professionally and personally. She relishes in the sound of laughter, the experience of a communal meal, and the beauty of nature.

Clifton Harcum

Clifton Harcum Sr. is a highly accomplished administrator with 15+ years in higher education. He’s earned accolades like the Jefferson Award and recognition in “Who’s Who in America.”

A community activist featured on NPR, he’s committed to positive change. Clifton is also a dedicated member of the Prince Hall Masons, a Rotarian, and part of Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship.

As an author of “Passion and Luminous,” he inspires through writing. He values family and believes in personal development with his mantra: “passion, purpose, and perseverance.”

Outside his career, he enjoys outdoor recreation with family and friends. Currently, he’s the Director of Multicultural Affairs at SUNY Geneseo, utilizing his education and experience for higher education impact.

Amanda Stofer

Amanda Stofer has lived on the Eastern Shore all her life. She graduated from Delmar High School where she loved to play several sports. Her love for sports is still present today, as she and her family love to attend sporting events.

Amanda, just got remarried to her husband Rob; they are truly amazed at how God brought them back together. They have three sons; Cameron 23, John 21 and Kaleb 18.

Amanda works in Ministry full-time and loves being out in the community serving and encouraging others. Amanda also has a passion for missions and just recently went to Malawi, Africa where she spread the Gospel to over 4 villages. Amanda misses her brothers and sisters in Africa and has devotion time with them by zoom.

Amanda loves spending time with family, reading, music, fishing, donkeys and volunteering at non-profits. Currently, she is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership and Missions at Campbellsville University.

Amanda’s favorite scripture is Proverbs 31:25-26; She is Clothed with Strength and Dignity; She can laugh at the days to come. She Speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

Sharnell Tull

Meet Sharnell “Sista Big” Tull, a poet and visual artist from Pocomoke City, MD. She has showcased her poetry in various cities and venues, including hosting a monthly open mic with the Pocomoke Public Library and being affiliated with the Crisfield Arts and Entertainment District. Sharnell has performed at events like the Maryland Folk Festival, Salisbury Pride, and Juneteenth celebrations, as well as working with high school students in Pocomoke and Bennett High schools.

Sharnell’s journey as a poet began in childhood, and she’s published two books: “Live Again: the rebirth” (2016) and “When April Doesn’t Bloom” (2019), along with a chapbook titled “When April Doesn’t Bloom featuring Donnie’s Songs” in 2018. Her poetry touches on a wide range of topics, delivered with a captivating rhythmic flow and powerful words that leave a lasting impact.

A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Fenix Youth Project Inc., a local organization dedicated to supporting homeless youth. By joining us, you’re not only investing in your own growth but also contributing to a brighter future for young individuals in need.

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