Our introductory luncheon “The Secret Garden” represented Bel Ti Fi Inc. at its infancy stage. The 2010 luncheon was created to not only introduce ourselves to the community as a new organization but represent our growth and fresh new ideals to support the young women of the Haitian community. For our garden to fully develop, it needed care, attention, and elements to help support its strong growth. Now as we emerge in our third year, metamorphosis had taken place.
“Flights of Fancy,” showcased the preparations of Bel Ti Fi to take on new plateaus. As individuals who have been here for almost 3 years, none of us looked the same externally and internally have changed as well. Similar to the lifecycle of a butterfly, Bel Ti Fi has gone through its transitions from one stage to the other in order to become a fully developed Bel Ti Fi and acknowledge organization. Our 2012 theme not only represents our flight to our success but our mission to continue to uplift the community and remain an organization for young women to look up to.
TEENAGE SECTOR: 2014 Application to come!
October 2011: TI FI TEEN ACADEMY
This program is catered to young Haitian-American girls in high school from age 13-17 and created to enhance academic excellence, community involvement, and to prepare for life after high school. Mentoring will include services such as tutoring sessions, self-confidence workshops, college preparations, and health awareness seminars.
The "Ti Belle" Big Sister, Little Sister mentoring provides a one-on-one interaction to secure a bond between teenagers and young professionals. With an open dialogue and an opportunity to learn from each other, a "Ti Belle" mentoring will create learners and leaders!
Download Application here:
For more information email Carmel Balan, Community Affairs Chair:
PAST EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, & FUNDRAISERS:
Mind Your Own Business Professional Development Workshop
The workshop provides the steps to attaining professional and financial independence. Got the entrepreneur bug? Get the guidance on how to take your venture or service off the ground and start your business. Listen to entrepreneurs and financial experts give advice on how to manage your money and ultimately make it grow.
The First Annual 2011 "Sands of Time" fundraising event
will showcase the accomplishments of young Haitian-American women of the year. Awards will be provided in regards to education, community outreach, new projects, and young entrepreneurs.
will provide young professionals and students the opportunity to interact with like-minded individuals and practice the "30-second perfect pitch" as they network with others while promoting themselves, an act, or business.
is catered to generating revenue for a chosen Haitian charity and other organizations that focus on Breast Cancer and AIDS Awareness. It will give the BelTiFi "Pretty Young Girl" Empowerment Committee as well as members and supporters the opportunity to run for a common goal and an important cause.
Our monthly newsletter will showcase current topics, upcoming events, and profile interviews. It will serve as both a print and online publication that gives aspiring writers an opportunity to publish their content about topics pertinent to the Haitian community. It will feature real news stories on Haiti, narratives, short stories, op-ed, and profiles on prominent Haitian women from every professional industry.
"TiFi Talks" will feature interviews with Haitian professionals, activists, entertainers, and entrepreneurs. It will be the #1 method to publicize your project to the Haitian community. It will also be used for our "Comfy Couch Convos" in which we discuss an array of current topics of interests.
BelTiFi's radio show "Bel Soleil" provides a platform for the young Haitian-American community to openly discuss topics such as culture, politics, and entertainment. We highlight topics that affected the development of the young and help prepare them for the future ahead. Catch "Bel Soleil" at 9:00pm, bi-weekly, on Thursdays at www.RadioSoleil.com.
Our online podcast focuses on discussing the news and views that are involved in the development of our members. The show also discusses current and contemporary issues that are going on both nationally and internationally.
The Belle Blog
Gives young Haitian-American women the opportunity to showcase themselves, an act, a project, or a service. Viewers will be able to get updates and information about the BelTiFi Programs, the BelTiFi Bulletin, upcoming events, and additional information to get involved.
BelTiFi of the Month
A BelTiFi of the Month is a young Haitian-American women that embodies independence and intellect. Selected individuals have the opportunity to promote their accomplishments, companies, and upcoming projects. Interviews will be posted on the website and other social media websites.