S.T.R.I.V.E Fashion and Talent was founded in 1981 by Sheila Robinson in Atlanta, GA. At the time, this non-profit organization was purposed to raise awareness and funds to support the families of the Atlanta child murders.
Among other talents, Briana is an Art Institute Trained Chef. She is also a seasoned traveler who has visited over 5 countries including Spain, France, and Costa Rica. As the Executive Director, Briana plans to use her worldly experiences to promote diversity and insert creativity. She also has excellent planning skills which will be used to help the contestants understand the importance of organization.
striving towards reaching independence in various enterprises
STRIVE Fashion and Talent Productions Inc. is a fully integrated Arts & Entertainment Organization. Our mission is to provide experience, exposure, and enlightment to youth and young adults who are interested in any aspect of the A&E industry. We are a non-profit organization and collectively, we have over 50 years of experience in the A&E Industry spanning Colorado, Atlanta, and Connecticut.
Sheila organized events and initiatives that included teenagers and young adults which would benefit this cause. Today, S.T.R.I.V.E has blossomed into a platform for groups, businesses, and individuals of all ages to make a positive impact on their respective communities. Prior to forming S.T.R.I.V.E, Sheila was no novice to community service and arts/entertainment. At age 12, Sheila was cast in an off-Broadway musical called "Me Nobody Knows." She then went on to several gymnastic competitions, dance competitions, and pageants. As Vice President of NAACP, she competed in the ACTSO competition where she was the first person from Connecticut to win this competition. She was also the first person from Connecticut to place in the Hal Jackson Talented Teens Pageant as 3rd Runner Up in 1977, Hollywood CA.
With this experience, Sheila takes pride in mentoring and supporting others to help them S.T.R.I.V.E for their goals and aspirations!
Chanel is a community activist who actively contributes to her community through volunteerism. Throughout her pre-teen and childhood years, she has volunteered with over 10 organizations in 3 states, in these roles Chanel has served as an ER Altruist, Youth Counselor, and Dance Instructor. In addition, Chanel is a Public Speaker and the founder of "Life Designs By Chanel" a life/business coaching company.
Chanel also has significant experience in performing arts. As a student at Eaglecrest High School, she took advantage of all the opportunities to express herself through Academic Achievement, Cheerleading, Singing, and Dance. She also served as a lead choreographer. As an adult, the love of performing did not weaken. Chanel continued as a paid performer at popular Denver events such as The Taste of Colorado and Kid Spree. One of her proudest moments was performing background dance for Fred Hammond and Kirk Franklin - two Gospel all-stars!
Today, Chanel takes pride in being a mother to three handsome boys, a business woman, writer, and mentor to teenagers and fellow young adults! You can find more information on Chanel through Instagram @LifeDesignsByChanel or Facebook @Chanel Butler.