Rashida Jolley, Miss District of Columbia 2000, utilizes both music and powerful storytelling to communicate the benefits of making the right choices in life. Rashida was raised in Washington DC, the product of a great family-line of musicians and motivational speakers. She has a very diverse background speaking and performing at Juvenile Detention Centers, high school and middle school assemblies, National Embassies, and The United States Congress. Rashida has appeared on MTV and BET. She has been featured in the Washington Times, US Weekly Magazine, Washington Post, and Eagle Forum. She was the youngest member appointed by the President to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. Rashida has partnered with and served numerous community and health organizations around the country including Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, Florida Department of Health, Arkansas Department of Health, Congressional Black Caucus, Best Friends for Girls Foundation, National Abstinence Clearinghouse, and Project Reality.
Rashida combines her vast knowledge of pop culture with entertaining renditions of Top-40 music to expose the lies of our media-saturated times. Her presentation includes her personal experience of making a decision at a young age to remain sexually abstinent until marriage, STD statistics, media influences, and lifestyle tips for healthy relationships.