Who are we...
Who is confident S.o.l.e...
Confident S.O.L.E. (Strengthening Our Ladies in Excellence) is a nonprofit organization that empowers middle and high school girls to love, trust, and believe in themselves. The organization was founded January 2017 in Kalamazoo, MI.
Meet our team...
Kalamazoo native; Dominique Hunt, has worked with youth for over 10 years. Volunteering in teens ministries at Lenexa Christian Center (Lenexa, KS) and Trenches Community Church (Kalamazoo, MI). In 2015, was hired as contracted College and Career Advisor through KRESA (Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency) working at Parchment School District and Galesburg Augusta High School. This is when she discovered her purpose in life! She enjoyed coming to work uplifting, giving hope, and educating youth on endless opportunities available to them. She is currently a Full Time employee through the Parchment School District as a College and Career Coordinator and EMC (Early Middle College) Coordinator.
Dominique worked as Summer Youth Development Worker at Communities in Schools for two years. This gave her an opportunity to build healthy relationships with girls in the community and developed a passion for mentoring and guiding teenage girls. Dominique also served as Direct Care Specialist for Let’s Talk About It Group Homes for a year. This opportunity was a very humbling experience and realized she needed to do more!
Confident S.O.L.E. was planted in Dominique in 2013 but the vision became heavy on her heart in January 2017. Her passion for teenage girls’ became stronger while raising a pre-teen and mentoring teenage girls crying out for help. Dominique has observed through raising her daughter and through her career that building confidence, teaching positive character traits and soft skills is needed in her community. She wants to bring her community an enrichment program that gives young ladies a sense of self worth!
Dominique graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication. She has been married to her husband, Bryant Hunt for 12 years and they have 3 beautiful children together, Imani (11), Bryant Jr. (10), and Marcus (4).
In her spare time she loves pedicures, traveling, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.
Creative Director / Co-Founder
Twyla Elmore has a strong passion and eagerness for helping girls to understand their worth. She has worked in several girls mentorship programs and ministries emphasizing on etiquette, self awareness, confidence, and career readiness. She prides herself in being a living example through modesty and self respect. While working with young girls, she always desired to hold each of them and shield their pain while telling them just how important they are. This is when Twyla figured out her mission to teach and guide young ladies to be comfortable in who they are while always remaining a lady.
Twyla has seven years of entrepreneur experience owning a nursery and children's boutique. She has worked 11 years in Multifamily, Residential and now Commercial Real Estate. She has a natural strength in service and hospitality while always having a warm and bright smile.
Twyla is happily married to the love of her life Oscar for 13 years and they share a love for ministry. They have a 13 year old son Amari and two love-children; 17 year old step-son Ostin, and 20 year old step daughter Tamia. During free time, Twyla loves to shop, design (she LOVES to create), write, and hang with her family.
"During the Educator Group, I had a chance to express how I felt throughout the week."
~Resident, Let’s Talk About It Girls Home
"Our educator during Educator Groups was relatable. She taught us how to budget and about entrepreneurship. I learned about girlhood and how to create a life plan"
~Student, Think Summer! Program (Communities in Schools)