Pearl Beverly - Dream Maker

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Pearl Beverly was performing a dramatic interpretation of Harriet Tubman when the idea of a performing arts troop was conceived. Performing before large audiences helped Mrs. Beverly to overcome stage fright. She believed that she could help youth face their fears and obstacles via performing arts.

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Portraits Tribute to Mrs. Pearl Beverly

A little history… : 

A little history…

Pearl wasn’t like other little girls : 

Pearl wasn’t like other little girls Growing up…..

She didn’t play with Barbies : 

She didn’t play with Barbies

Instead, she studied her lesson! : 

Instead, she studied her lesson! Harriett Tubman By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself. --Menander Rosa Parks Mary McLeod Bethune

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Played basketball No, that’s not her

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Wrote poems, played the piano and daydreamed a lot!

Grew up at the height of the Civil Right’s era! : 

Grew up at the height of the Civil Right’s era! Rosa Parks Al Sharpton Stokely Carmichael Malcolm X Mrs. beverly Yes, she was there..

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Al Green B. B. King Langston hughes The Supremes Yet she still had fun!

He had a dream… : 

He had a dream…

And so did she. : 

Portraits And so did she.

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“Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” - Langston Hughes Mrs. Beverly went back to school to get her master's degree from Baylor after being prompted by a student she was encouraging to pursue her doctorate. A higher education… It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way. --Proverbs 19:2 NIV

Her Accolades : 

Her Accolades Beverly has received numerous awards, including: Zeta Phi Beta, Inc.'s 1993 Outstanding Woman of the Year YWCA of Waco's Pathfinder 1995 Delta Sigma Theta's Dorie Cherish Award.

Community : 

Community Member of New Zion Baptist Church Links, Inc. Portraits Director “Helping others and getting involved is an important part of making one's life useful and valuable to humanity. If you become a hermit, you become a useless tool of your own makings.” --Pearl Beverly

But she did not stop with herself… : 

But she did not stop with herself… It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way. --Proverbs 19:2 NIV

Pearls of Wisdom : 

Pearls of Wisdom "I see an average of 50 students a day, and not all of them have questions. I get lots of hugs and prayer requests – usually for exams. I tell them, ‘I'll just pray that you studied last night.’ --Baylor Magazine

Her Passion… : 

Her Passion… It has always been a passion of mine to see others succeed. Students are the best proving ground to make change happen. --A Pearl Vision

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Baylor’s Director of Multicultural Affairs HER STRENGTHS: Her day job…

A little background Portraits… : 

A little background Portraits…

Take a peak… : 

Take a peak… Portraits on YouTube

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Pearl Beverly was performing a dramatic interpretation of Harriet Tubman when the idea of a performing arts troop was conceived. Performing before large audiences helped Mrs. Beverly to overcome stage fright. She believed that she could help youth face their fears and obstacles via performing arts. YESTERDAY…

YESTERDAY… : 

Consequently, in January 1992, eight ambitious founders performed at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and became Portraits Inc. Dorian Beverly Theresa Montgomery Kerry Burkley Leroy Shell Andrea Jackson Benjamin Stanley Cedric McDonald Shalonda Williams YESTERDAY…

YESTERDAY… : 

When Portraits began they performed dramatic interpretations based on black history. Since then, Portraits has installed song and dance, and has endeavored to creatively expressing their shared and personal histories and dreams through original poetry and prose. Attracting other members, Portraits grew to include youth as young as three years of age. YESTERDAY…

YESTERDAY… : 

Portraits demanded notice. They are youth that have a mission: “Spread the word across the nation, this is going to be a great generation.” YESTERDAY…

Elder Casondra Brown : 

Elder Casondra Brown “Mrs. Beverly is my second mom and Godmother. Through the hard times she encouraged me. She hugged me, and she looked me in my eyes and said 'God has not brought you this far to leave you.’ He is going to help you through this.” --Baylor Lariat

Proud colleague : 

Proud colleague “Pearl is a woman of many talents and stories indeed. There are so many to tell, from the pranks she pulled as an undergraduate, to staying up all night with sick friends, and giving shelter, food and comfort to people in need.” Dean for student development and Beverly's long-time friend and colleague --Dr. Elizabeth Palacios Baylor Lariat

PROUD PARENT : 

PROUD PARENT Mrs. Beverly is the reason I have my Ph.D. After I moved to Waco, I told her I wanted to go to Baylor University, but I could not afford it. She told me if I could get in, she would find the money. I took her up on her offer. Today I have two master’s degrees from Baylor and a Ph.D. from UT. I am very thankful! In addition, she is helping my children, all of whom have benefited tremendously from Portraits! --Dr. Mia Moody

Proud Parent : 

Proud Parent My son really benefits from everything Portraits offers, particularly from learning Black history, which is not emphasized as much as it was when I was a child. But I especially like the fact that she has some strong male role models in place for my son to emulate. This is the icing on the cake! –Connie Powell Baylor Law Professor

Proud Parent : 

Proud Parent

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Before my granddaughter started going to Portraits, she was shy and withdrawn. In just a few months, she has improved her personality, speaking skills and confidence level. Portraits is amazing. It is the best decision I have made for my granddaughter. I recommend it for all children! --Felicia Coleman Girl Scout’s Executive Proud GrandParent

Proud Parent : 

Proud Parent Before my granddaughter started going to Portraits, she was shy and withdrawn. In just a few months, she has improved her personality, speaking skills and confidence level. Portraits is the bomb! It is the best decision I have made for my granddaughter. I recommend it for all children! --Felicia Coleman

Proud Parent : 

Proud Parent My daughter just joined this year, and I have already noticed a difference in her personality and outlook on life. Attending Portraits gives her a chance to work on her poise and confidence, something that many teen-age girls lack today. I love the program! Keep up the good work Mrs. Beverly! – Dr. Terri Woods Campbell

Proud Parent : 

Proud Parent My daughter just joined this year, and I have already noticed a difference in her personality and outlook on life. Attending Portraits gives her a chance to work on her poise and confidence, something that many teen-age girls lack today. I love the program! Keep up the good work Mrs. Beverly! – Dr. Terri Woods Campbell

Starting with the snapshots… : 

Starting with the snapshots… This program helps to boost the student's self-esteem through performance. Beverly, a shy person, learned a great deal from acting and likes to offer that skill to students. Snapshots on YouTube

Continuing with teens : 

Continuing with teens Teen Steppers on YouTube

Words to Live By… : 

Words to Live By… “If you can just help somebody, that's how you make your footsteps in the sands of time. I see people, and I love people, and I don't mind helping.” --Mrs. Beverly

2010 : 

2010 was a very good year…

Congratulations : 

Congratulations Cymphoni D. Borner Anthony D. LeFear Kaylan G. Carter Lertisha Daley Estelle Anuwe Adeola R. Aro Jacquel M. Haywood Lofi Masaniai

Congratulations! : 

Congratulations! And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (KJV) --Gal 6:9

Don't let failure go to your heart and success go to your head. --Will Smith's grandmother. : 

Don't let failure go to your heart and success go to your head. --Will Smith's grandmother. When you cease to contribute, you begin to die. --Eleanor Roosevelt

To God I give the Glory : 

To God I give the Glory The end… For all I have accomplished. I thank my family, my husband of 42 years and my two supportive children!

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Tribute to 2010 Graduates : 

Tribute to 2010 Graduates Mrs. Beverly

Portraits Parents Feedback : 

Portraits Parents Feedback watch video

Portraits Parents : 

Portraits Parents watch video

YouTube Video Clips : 

YouTube Video Clips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvCIU1h7xt4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MABT2Tyfbho http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM26fE30qvM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdm0S6xAo7I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY_U60eAaVU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_sI7cmbB3Q

YouTube Video Clips : 

YouTube Video Clips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fba2aS97dvs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyg6u1kZkIA

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