GLAM is a non profit organization whose mission is to inspire and empower girls to reach their full potential through leadership, academics and mentoring. Since 2012 GLAM has seen measurable success through our partnerships with Family league of Baltimore, The Baltimore Design School, Carver Vocational Technical High School, Edmondson Westside High School, Creative City Public Charter School, Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School and Baltimore City Community College. Using fashion and beauty, our programming provides a forum to enhance academic and non-cognitive development. In essence, we want each of our girls to embody the belief that "The World Is Our Runway".
GLAM believes we all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how. We partner with schools to connect girls (grades 2-12) to Role Models in an after school setting and throughout the summer months. The GLAM Role Model project offers a wide range of services that provide our girls with the tools to increase their overall well - being.
-Academic Assessment & Support
-Self Assessment/ Self Esteem
-Modeling & Fashion Design
-Reading, Writing & Literacy Improvement
Girls ages 6-12 explore the fashion design process as they learn fashion illustration, pattern making, sewing, textile and jewelry design skills in just 12 weeks. All participants work to produce an end of Academy Fashion Showcase to share their hard work.
Teens 13 and up unleash their creative side as they build fashion portfolios for fun or college applications. Fashion drawing, presentation boards, pattern making, textile design, draping and sewing. All participants work to produce an end of Academy Fashion Showcase to share their hard work.
GLAM Saturday Fashion Academy offers three 3 month sessions throughout the year (October-December; February-April; June-August). Spaces are limited to 12 participants per session.
Takee is a current high school English teacher with Baltimore Public City Schools and has also taught and worked in K-12 education in various roles, including her role as a Family and Engagement Coordinator and College and Career Advisor. Additionally, she has worked in postsecondary education as a Student Success Specialist and Program Coordinator at Baltimore City Community College. Takee has 15 years combined experience in classroom instruction, research, and program administration. Takee possesses various training and certifications in college and career readiness, pedagogical strategies, and delivering and scoring Advanced Placement curriculum and assessments. Ms. Jobe specializes in Curriculum Design and Teaching and Learning with Diverse Populations.
Takee’s education in fashion merchandising only further ignited and informed her existing passion for using style as a form of self-expression. For Takee, fashion is not merely adornments or a succession of fleeting trends. She understands the historical role fashion has played in supporting Black culture and talent and defining and marking eras in time. In 2012 she founded the GLAM program. Glam is an acronym for Girls, Leadership, Academics, and Mentoring. Through GLAM, Takee combines her education in fashion and personal passion for the industry to create a vehicle of self-expression for the girls in her program.
Ms. Jobe’s career began with her work in journalism. She has worked for BET Networks as a Producer, an experience that allowed her to travel across the United States covering the 2008 presidential election. Ms. Jobe also has also worked on Capital Hill.. She has covered the BET Awards in Los Angeles and served as producer for the weekly news segment entitled “Bring that Week Back.” Ms. Jobe’s roster of interviewees include a host of celebrities, countless members of congress, and professional athletes. Ms. Jobe’s early work in journalism gets at the heart of all her work: being a vessel for storytelling and self-expression.
Ms. Jobe is a Baltimore city native and graduated from Western High School, an all girls public high school. Ms. Jobe still resides in Baltimore City with her 6 year old son; she believes in Baltimore and knows first-hand that our city’s youth are talented, powerful, and deserve to be invested in.
Takee is committed to the success of the GLAM Program and believes that through the impact made on each GLAM girl, she can in turn make a measurable difference in not only their life trajectories, but Baltimore City as a whole. Ms. Jobe’s ultimate goal is to transform girls into young women by providing them with opportunities to gain the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to succeed in college, career, and beyond.
Bachelors of Arts, Communications, minor Fashion Merchandising
Bachelor of Arts, English
University of Baltimore
Masters of Arts Degree, Teaching
Coppin State University