The Beauty Bank Club
Each day the media, magazines and social media try to tell young girls how to “look” beautiful.
Girls are SMART and BRILLIANT, and only need to be reminded of their true potential and how to tap into it. Girls need The Beauty Bank Club.
The Beauty Bank Club aims to improve the lives of young girls by educating, inspiring, and empowering them to enhance their self-confidence, acknowledge their self-worth, and recognize their full potential.
Currently, Karlyn is focused on this project through her role as the Founder and President of the Bellemoun Community Youth Network. The BCYN is a not-for-profit organization formed to facilitate connections between individuals and organizations in the Caribbean and those in North America in order to build capacity for social development for women & children.
Black Business & Professional Association
Karlyn has spent many years giving back to her community. Her most recent role was as a Director of the Harry Jerome Awards for five years with the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA).
Employee Resource Group
She was also the Founding President of the Scotiabank Caribbean Network—an employee resource group geared towards enhancing employee engagement.
With a commitment to the empowerment of youth and the development of youth-based organizations and initiatives in the Caribbean, Karlyn believes that through establishing international relationships rooted in a community-development approach and active engagement of the people of the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora, that we can make a difference in the lives of our youth.
Karlyn is an advocate for women and girls and as a survivor of child sexual abuse has worked with UNICEF to end child sexual abuse in the Caribbean in addition to having worked with the Toronto Police on their 1st PSA. She believes that young girls should be free to enjoy their lives and should not be burdened with the guilt and pain associated with sexual assault.
Learn more about the Beauty Bank Club and the amazing work we have started here.