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Extract Attract sparked from an idea our CEO Shana Jones had to incorporate vision boarding into the lives of our peers in our age bracket. She came to COO Shawana Futrell with this initial idea, to host vision board parties every month of the year with different themes and purposes, have guest motivational speakers, and activities that build empowered thinking with great career based ethics and practices.

 

During this meeting the name was birthed, with symbolism of eliminating doubts, and embracing destiny. After the 1st successful party, we thought that it would be even more effective to give this knowledge to the teens of our community who are deprived of resources due to low income limitations.

 

We then saw how much of an impact it was having on the young minds of our youth, and with the success rate of our teens obtaining jobs, we knew it was indeed more rewarding to give this information and help to our younger generation, full fledge for two day sessions, every quarter of the year.

 

After our 2nd Teen Job Prep, we were fortunate to have Shenika Brown join our board as Community Liaison. We have since done workshops at the Suffolk Workforce Building, volunteered with NextGen, and began our process to expand in the 757 area. 

SHana Jones

Shana Jones, President of Extract Attract Inc.

MSW, MBA, QMHP-A/C, LCSW (License Eligible)

 

Shana Jones has 8 years of experience working in fields such as intensive in-home counseling, mental health skill building, therapeutic day treatment, HIV/AIDS advocacy, supportive housing programs, homeless shelters, psychiatric hospital, K-12 alternative school, group homes, community outreach etc.  Ms. Jones also has experience as a Career Coach assisting individuals with building a marketable resume, improving their interviewing skills, and exploring different job search techniques. 

Ms. Jones began her undergraduate career at James Madison University, earning her bachelor’s degree in both Social Work and Business Management.  She went on to study Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore for her Master’s degree and University of Maryland, College Park for her Master’s in Business Administration. 

Throughout her career, Shana has devoted her time to empower and encourage individuals to map out their goals and take small steps.  She serves as their accountability by checking in weekly to monitor their progress and be of assistance to any additional needs that may surface. Ms. Jones hopes for Extract Attract Inc.- “to expand and form partnerships throughout Hampton Roads to better serve our youth in obtaining employment opportunities”.

Shawana Futrell

Shawana Futrell, BS, QMHP-C

 

formerly known as Shawana Ward was born in Norfolk VA, raised in the small town of Williamson, GA, and finished high school, back in the city of Norfolk, VA. After graduating from Booker T Washington High School. 

 

Shawana furthered her education at Old Dominion University, where she found her passion to help people. Her desire grew stronger for the youth while instructing the praise dancers of Cathedral of Faith, and volunteering as a mentor at the center formerly known as RPAD. Upon receiving her Bachelors in Psychology.


Shawana entered the mental health field, working at a Therapeutic Day Treatment center and doing Intensive In-Home Services.

 

Shawana is now married with a 6yr old son, residing in
Suffolk Virginia, and working in the mental health field all throughout the Hampton roads.

Shenika Brown

Shenika Brown, BS

 

grew up in Norfolk, VA where she attended Booker T. Washington High School.


Post high school, she furthered her education and earned her Bachelors degree from James Madison University where she majored in Sociology and minored in Family Studies.

 

Shenika’s passion for working with youth started during her time in Harrisonburg, VA and continued long after she graduated from JMU.

 

She has volunteered at The Boys & Girls Club where she later
became the Assistant Director of their Teen Center program.

 

Shenika has also worked with youth as a QMHP-C, as well as with various in-home service agencies in the Hampton Roads
area of Virginia.

 

She now resides in the Hampton, VA with her husband and two daughters. They are expecting their third daughter in early June.

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