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Meet Storm McCullough of Embrace Hope Foundation in Broward

Today we’d like to introduce you to Storm McCullough.

Storm, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
As a little girl, there was always a strong desire in my heart that I will make a difference in the world. I remember saying to my mom at a very young age that, I was going to change the world. Being raised by a single mother has shown me many different aspects of life including the true meaning of giving a helping hand to someone in need. One major lesson my mother has taught me is making sure my serving towel is always bigger than my ego. With that in mind, my desire to change the world transformed into my passion for helping others. It is my heart’s desire to take a stance for my ancestors that came before me and to be an example for young girls who look like me, no matter the color of their skin. My motto is: “Together WE change the world, one CHILD at a time.”

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Starting my own business has been a challenge but I was hesitant to take the leap of faith. After experiencing many hardships, I decided to turn my pain into my passion. The first step was believing nothing is impossible and having hope everything was possible. Many struggles came from within and believing I couldn’t achieve my heart’s desires. The biggest challenge was my mind and not being able to see the impossible when things didn’t look possible. One major milestone was stepping out on faith with absolutely no guidance after experiencing several life experiences that felt like death. While I was married, my husband and I decided to start a business together. Unfortunately, our divorce brought me back to ground zero. The pain from my divorce fueled my drive to take the first step to being my own boss. Three days after my 29th birthday, I started my own business. I made a conscious decision to pour my pain into something I loved and developed a platform where I can allow my passion to grow and serve others. In life, my journey has not been a smooth ride but it allows my navigation system to direct my destination to what I call divine success. Living a life of wealth. I concur with Tony J. Selimi that “True wealth is having a harmonic state of business, financial, physical, relational and spiritual well-being”.

Please tell us about Embrace HOPE Foundation.
Embrace HOPE Foundation nurtures the potential of creating a legacy of responsibility, pride, respect and generational prosperity. Through extensive education programming, including developing and presenting original and innovation, performing arts, entrepreneurship and educational programs for children, youth, adults, and families.

Embrace HOPE Foundation is a vibrant program that focuses on making a difference in the lives of families, education, and to develop leaders in the community and performing arts. HOPE is dedicated to helping adolescents develop a deeper understanding of who they are while building strong, positive relationships.
HOPE program is unique! In comparison to other mentoring programs, it utilizes a group mentoring model, which produces positive outcomes. The activities include social growth, social entrepreneurship, academic tutoring, financial and economic literacy, social media literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, teen pregnancy, sex(uality) education and drug abuse prevention.

Within the mental health section of HOPE we address everyday issues, as well as how to handle situations, such as bullying, crisis situations, self-esteem, sexual abuse and assault.

The goal of Let’s Talk HOPE Leadership Mentoring and Training program is to mentor and develop leaders, who will be proficient in leadership development, job skills and knowledge training, forward-thinking and creativity. This will be done through hands-on training, coaching and mentoring activities, online and social networking communities and engagement strategies!

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory from childhood is experiencing my mother’s love. Growing up in a single family home, my mom never allowed my brother and I to go without. I experience the truth definition of strength within a woman.

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6 Comments

  1. Regina Hall

    March 1, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    I met Storm when she was a bank teller. We became friends and she begin to confide in me about her relationship. Hearing her story I felt she had a story to share with young ladies. I have a annual event and told her she would be my girls speaker that year and we have been connected ever since. I am so proud of her Achievements.

  2. Nashla Dominique

    March 6, 2018 at 1:37 am

    The Embrace HOPE foundation has taught me the leadership skills that i’m going to need for the real world. I really appreciate the opportunity I have been granted through this wonderful organization and what it has done for me thus far.

  3. Jose Mejia

    March 6, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Ms Storm was first introduced to me by my school. Throughout time I knew that this organization was the one for me because I enjoy helping the youth. This organization has done an abundance amount of positive things. This organization impacted my personal life and made me a better person. I thank Ms Storm for that.

  4. kenrick brown

    March 6, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Embrace hope foundation has been a real inspiration in my life lately. This program really helps the youth and other young individuals to grow and learn collectively as one body.#onechildatatime

  5. Lizuannette Mejia

    March 6, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Embrace HOPE Foundation has done so much for me. I started volunteering for them last year and was very lucky to meet Ms.Storm. With Embrace HOPE I’ve been able to develop better speaking skills, learn how to share my knowledge to others and expand my awareness of my surroundings as well as becoming apart of everything good occurring around me. Embrace HOPE has also given me exposure as a tutor and person. I am beyond grateful for everything Embrace HOPE has and will continue to do for me because it is an extraordinary foundation to take part in. Ms.Storm is also an amazing, caring, and loyal person who has helped me with a lot including personal things and I’m beyond grateful to know her.

  6. Dajea M

    February 27, 2019 at 12:46 am

    I met Ms. Storm through the DST inc. and I am absolutely in love her. I love her drive, determination, spirit, and her ability to connect with young people. She is truly a blessing to all that meet her.

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