Travel and cross-cultural learning is to global citizenship
Flour, butter, sugar, and eggs sent me to China at 17
Hey y'all, Verandah here!
Travel, whether domestic or abroad, has afforded me with invaluable experiences and perspective. Because of such, the mission is to pay it forward. Eventually, BAK'D will be known for sending girls and young women from underserved communities to places domestically and abroad they've never been before, with cookies.
The first cohort will go to China, of course.
The BAK'D Outdoors Fund strives to make sure cost is never a barrier to entry for travel and personal development for girls and young women. My mom saw to it that I didn't miss out on an incredible opportunity with something as simple as selling scratch-made cookies from her kitchen. Honoring my mother's entrepreneurial spirit and sacrifice, BAK'D leans into the mighty mission of connecting with communities and changing the trajectory of lives.
Shenita was 52-0 for the 2021-2022 season and wrestled in the largest classification in the state of Texas. She is a graduate of Euless Trinity High School and her dream is to try out for the US Olympic team changing the face and future of Olympic wrestling for women. Shenita will be attending Grandview University with an academic and sports scholarship Fall 2022
Shenita is a two time regional champion, district champion, state runner up, two time FolkStyle All American, Texas state 180 Freestyle champion, and she is officially on Team Colorado and will compete against other teams from around the world. Summer of 2022 she traveled to Oklahoma and North Dakota for the first time to compete in front of US Olympic Coach Terry Steiner and college coaches.
BAK'D is proud to sponsor of Euless, TX
In High School, when Shenita wasn't competing, she refereed matches to earn extra money for competition travel and training. The BAK'D Outdoors Fund has awarded Shenita a $500 sponsorship to help cover the costs of travel and training.
Support Shenita with every cookie order.
Use promo code: SHENITA at checkout for 15% off.
Shenita continues to train, travel, and compete with every order made in support of her dreams.
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