Meet the team
Meet the team
Committed to the Cause
Since our founding in 2019, Tinks Golden Girls has developed and grown in a positive direction. We’re very proud of the diversity of our staff, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success. Find out more about some of our team members below.
Tianna Gresham (Tink)
Tinks Golden Girls is something I created from different visions that I have had and molded together into this amazing organization. I always wanted to give back and empower girls. I received my Masters in Social Work because I knew I wanted to affect social change and guide youth on the path of success. I have experience with children, youth, teens, and adults. Two internships working with girls, allowed me to witness their needs that are not being addressed. Being a social work major I have always focused on helping others and motivating them to be the best they can be and that is what I am hoping to do with these girls. I love what I have done and I cannot wait to show everyone what else I can do.
I chose to join tinksgoldengirls in light of the fact that I wasn't constantly sure of what I wanted to do in life and that was a struggle, I managed high points and low points throughout my life particularly in my preteens and young years. I couldn't imagine anything better than to demonstrate these little young ladies that theirs light on the opposite side of your sadness and anything you're experiencing and regardless of whether your an upbeat young lady, I would simply like for you to proceed and be that light and arrive at your objectives I simply need to be somebody these young ladies can converse with and be Okay with.
I wanted to be a part of this organization because I was the VP of a similar organization in Newark, NJ and loved it. I enjoyed giving back and loved the group of girls I had the pleasure of mentoring. I learned so much from those young ladies and I always felt "reach one teach one"
Growing up, I always heard that it takes a village to raise a child. Currently, as a young adult, I now understand exactly what it means. I want to be apart of the village that helps to enlighten, encourage and push our youth to become who they are destined to be and much more. I want to be able to lend a helping hand, a listening ear and establish meaningful connections with the youth. I figure, better way can I do that, than joining Tinks Golden Girls ?
I joined Tinks Golden Girls because I want to be that person my childhood self needed when I was younger. Growing up ( and now), I never had a mentor in my life or even someone I could call a role model that actually stayed and watched me grow.I don’t want another girl to feel the same pain I felt because that pain is unbearable, especially when you’re figuring everything out alone. I want to be that CONSISTENT AND STABLE person within someone’s life and I’m so blessed to have an opportunity to do so.Tinks Golden Girls was my blessing in disguise.
I always say that growing up I wish I knew then what I know. I joined Tinks Golden Girls because as a mentor I have the opportunity to pour into young girls and teach them some of the things that I would've learned along the way. I think that it is very important for the youth to have positive influences outside of their parents that can guide them because it is much easier for them to go on the internet, social media or look at the tv and be influenced by the negativity advertised. Promoting self-love, self-care, and independence is something that I feel is extremely important and I am happy that Tinks Golden Girls is making it possible to do so within our community.
For years, my life motto has been “be the woman you needed as a girl”. I put that quote into my professional and personal life, until one day I realized I could be the woman a girl in my community needed. I realized having a mentor in my childhood and teen years would’ve impacted my life in so many positive ways, that I knew I needed to be a mentor in Tink’s Golden girls to be there for as many girls as possible
My interests in joining Tinks Golden Girls was driven by the scarcity of organizations like this when I was growing up. Inspiring, mentoring and empowering young minority girls has always been a dream of mine. TGG has given me the opportunity to do so and I am thrilled !
My name is Anissa. I am currently in school to pursue a Health Science degree with an
interest in Nursing and medicine to continue education. With that said, I will also volunteer my time as a tutor for Tinks Golden Girls. Education is imperative to instill in the youth, which makes me beyond ecstatic to be involved in an organization to assist young ladies. I am open to tutor for Science such as elementary, physics, chemistry, and some anatomy, and Mathematics such as elementary, algebra 1 and 2, geometry and trigonometry. In addition, I can tutor for beginner Spanish courses, English/Writing. I am available Monday evenings, most Wednesday evenings, and occasional Thursdays I will know a month in advance which Thursdays I am available.