Founder and Visionary
Dr. Robyn, also known as “the fixer” and “idea woman,” is a social entrepreneur. Moreover, she is passionate about finding and implementing solutions to economic, social, cultural, and environmental concern. Through her identification with corporate social responsibility, she strives to ensure ISOB’s (International Shades of Beauty) goals of philanthropy, activism, and charitable giving by engaging in, and or encouraging others, to support volunteering and “ethically-oriented practices.” We want to cultivate the gifts and talents of our girls by giving them the gift of EXPOSURE TO OPPORTUNITIES, so they learn the importance of not just surviving but also thriving. Find out more about ISOB at www.internationalshadesofbeauty.com
is to elevate the International Shades of Beauty's (ISOB) three foundational pillars which are: Education, Integrity, and Economic Development for Empowerment for girls.
The Project-Cultivate, Inc. was founded in 2020 in response to International Shades of Beauty’s (ISOB) community service project called Project Cultivate. The community service project was live during ISOB Virtual 2020 Hair, Beauty, and Wellness Trade Show.
During the project, we were able to sponsor over forty-five girls in both Nairobi, Kenya, and the United States of America to attend the ISOB event. Additionally, we provided food to approximately six hundred children at an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, and distributed journals, Project Cultivate T-shirts, and hygiene gift bags.
Organized as a call to action, Project-Cultivate is growing, expanding, and reaching hundreds, and one day thousands, of girls globally in an effort to assist their path to impact and serve their communities as mentors and examples of success in every area of their lives.
Project Cultivate is the vision of ISOB (International Shades of Beauty) founder Dr. Robyn S. Joppy. The purpose of the project is to elevate ISOB’s three pillars which are: Education, Integrity, and Economic Development for Empowerment for girls whom we call ISOB Ambassadors.
To CULTIVATE is to possess the ability to grow and develop.
CULTIVATE - this acronym was divinely revealed to Dr. Robyn S. Joppy for this initiative. Each letter represents a word. Each word anchors us to our purpose. Each purpose is part of our collective influence to impact our communities and each other.
The Project Cultivate Initiative originated through ISOB. We are excited to announce our first of many endeavors as a great success! Our efforts remain to expand and empower girls from all over the globe in the areas of education, integrity, and economic development.
Project Cultivate encouraged girls to write their hopes, dreams, and goals for the future in gifted journals. We believe where there is no vision, there may be no progression.
Additionally, we supplied girls with hygiene and beauty products. We would like to thank our sponsors. We met all our goals for 2020! Find out ways you can partner with Project Cultivate for 2021 and beyond.
Become a sponsor! Partner with our on-going effort to provide our girls with products that address hygiene, such as bath and body soaps, shower gels, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, face and body cream, feminine products, and material to make sanitary cloths/pads.
Give a girl a gift of beauty by becoming a beauty product sponsor. With your donation, girls will receive (lip gloss, makeup, and hair accessories, etc.)
Saddle Up Harrisburg (SUH) made history as the first one-of-a-kind horse-riding camp in Central Pennsylvania. The first inaugural summer horse riding day camp for disadvantaged and disenfranchised children emanating from the inner city launched July 2022. Project Cultivate collaborated with Sneed’s Quarter Horse Farm, and the Boys & Girls Club Harrisburg to introduce this incredible opportunity for those children selected to attend.
The purpose for initiating the camp is 2-fold. One: to assure the legacy of Sneed’s Quarter Horses and camp host, Bob Sneed is embedded in both local and country-wide history. Bob is an 8-time International World Buckskin Champion. Two: to give minority children an “experience” of a lifetime which include learning about horses as well as riding. During this crucial point in our culture, representation matters. Additionally, campers can both learn and be trained by phenomenal professionals/experts in the horse industry. The campers get to meet a farrier, veterinarian, horse trainers, a horse whisper, artist, 4-H Club, and more.
For more information about Saddle Up Harrisburg, Sneed’s Quarter Horses, and or sponsorship opportunities, visit saddleupharrisburg.com or email email@example.com or Project Cultivate at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to follow Saddle Up Harrisburg on Facebook: Saddle Up Harrisburg and Instagram @saddleupharrisburg. Hit the donation button to sponsor a child(ren) and or other necessary items.
About Saddle Up Harrisburg
The camp was started to broaden the knowledge and scope of Equine Education and activity for minority youth. Additionally, the focus is to engage Equine Sports, ownership/breeding, along with Equestrian Instruction as viable careers, scholarship opportunities and/or a therapeutic resource.
We did it; Saddle Up Harrisburg made history as the first-of-its-kind Summer Horse Riding Camp in Central Pennsylvania. Children ages 7-17 had an opportunity to learn about the equestrian life. Camp was not just entertaining; campers were educated and provided an experience to remember.
Each camper was given an Activity Book, journal, and worksheets to complete throughout the 2-week program. Additionally, the children were provided swag bags consisting of piggy bank, cowboy hat, bandana, cool towel, book, camp t-shirt, and a brand-new pair of riding boots.
Thank you sponsors for helping to make the dream a reality! We appreciate your commitment to children and community. Thank you, to individual sponsors and corporate sponsors: HACC, Pepsi, Gatorade, Frito Lay, Giant Foods, Mt. Calvary GOGIC, Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg, Czar Photography, Project Cultivate, and Weir Event Rentals.
ISOB Sponsors A Project Cultivate Community Service Initiative for St. Anne's Rehabilitation Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
An ISOB Sponsorship Initiative to supply the girls at St. Anne's Rehabilitation Centre in Nairobi, Kenya with "Project Cultivate" tees.
An ISOB Sponsorship Initiative to provide journals for girls at the St. Anne's Rehabilitation Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
The girls hold a copy of "Rising from the Dust" by Fauza Beltz. This is a true story about a young woman born in Kenya letting these girls and the world know that one can overcome hardships to living their destiny for success.
Give a GIRL the gift of EXPOSURE to Education, more Opportunities, and Empowerment.
PROJECT CULTIVATE is an ISOB (International Shades of Beauty) Outreach Initiative to support girls all over the world, envisioned by Dr. Robyn S. Joppy. Project-Cultivate is a 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Organization.
Project Cultivate Invests in the Future of Our Girls.