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“The Women of Tomorrow showed me that anything is possible and that I too can be an amazing woman that changes the world”- Debbie Manigat
Debbie was a student in the Women of Tomorrow (WOT) Program at Dillard High School (DHS). She served as their Chapter President and led several development and service programs with WOT at DHS. Moreover, Debbie also served as the Business Professionals of America Region 502 President, Year Book Editor-in-Chief, elected Miss. Senior, Student Government Association Historian, and interned at the Westside Gazette Newspaper which is where she got “bit by the journalism bug”. In brief, Debbie’s hard work academically and community service endeavors earned her a $5,000 Women of Tomorrow Scholarship to the historic Howard University (HU) in Washington, DC.
During her tenure at HU, Debbie majored in Journalism and minored in African American Studies. She also served as HUABJ President, WHUT-TV SPOTLIGHT NETWORK Senior Producer, Chapel Assistants 2nd Vice President, and member of Alpha Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Debbie also worked at NBC 6- WTVJ, NBC 4- WRC, FOX 5- WTTG, CNN, The CW- WTVX, and the National Geographic Channel.
While Debbie enjoyed her time in college and Corporate America, one of the major shifting points in her career aspirations was working as the Undergraduate Lilly Fellow for the Office of the Dean of the Chapel. In this role, she helped organize and lead over 500 student volunteers to New Orleans, LA to aid in the rebuilding and restoration efforts after Hurricane Katrina. This experience showed Debbie the value of a helping hand, open heart, and most importantly, the transforming power of renewing ones mental state. The people of New Orleans taught her that even when everything around you may not be as you desire, if your mind and soul are well, then you can pick up the pieces and start anew. Now she strives to serve and counsel people in all that she undertakes with their emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
In her new role as counselor, Debbie has experience guiding and motivating people to overcome a variety of issues such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, stress, grief or loss, marital/ relationship affairs, parenting concerns, educational advancement, and career transitioning. She has worked with Faith Farm Ministries Eastham Home for Women, United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches, Watershed Addiction Rehabilitation Center, and currently, the Childen's Home Society. When she is not in session helping inspire people, she serves as a mentor for the Women of Tomorrow, God’s Gift Inc. Mentor, and member of the South Florida Association of Christian Counselors, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Golden Key International Honour Society. She has recently been recognized as the 2011 Golden Key Graduate Scholar receiving a $20,000 scholarship towards her graduate studies in Marriage & Family Therapy as well as the 2012 JM Lexus African American Achievers Award Nominee for Community Service.
Mrs. Manigat is happily married to the love of her life, Wilson Manigat, and they thank God each day for blessing them with their two beautiful children.