We had the good fortune of connecting with Quanda Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Quanda, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
SSSN Inc. was birthed in July of 2011. This non-profit Women’s Group is impactful to women of different ages, marital statuses, and backgrounds. The purpose of SSSN is to empower, support, and encourage women while creating an environment conducive to sharing, learning, and promoting spiritual growth. In April of 2015, SSSN started a mentoring program for girls. The girls are referred to as SSSN Little Sisters, and the program is for ages 8-18. “It takes a village to raise a family.” Therefore, SSSN Little Sisters mentoring program’s objective is for us to walk alongside the parents or guardians. SSSN Little Sisters mentoring program focuses on helping young ladies understand their purpose and the reason why they were created. The girls are impacted through interactive sessions, journaling, outings, and outreach opportunities.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have a calling and I’m passionate about positively impacting the lives of youth, young adults, and women. Therefore, I decided to start this organization. As the founder of SSSN, I have the awesome responsibility of ensuring that the women and young ladies are consistently meeting and getting what they need. Prior to the pandemic, our meetings were in person. We have regular meetings/bonding time throughout the year. We participate in 1-2 outreaches a year. Also, we host and/or attend a women’s retreat once a year. I’m excited about the Podcast I started November of last year. SSSN Sip and Girl Talk Podcast allows us to share our conversations with other women and young ladies. One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced is keeping the organization active. I have to be really creative at times, especially during this pandemic. However, there are other women in the group that are great with creativity as well! Being the leader of this group has taught me that we need each other. I need their love and support just as much as they need my leadership! Women are usually the ones who give so much due to our nurturing nature. Therefore, SSSN is an organization that provides a space for women and young ladies to be renewed, supported, encouraged, and empowered.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was visiting for a week, I would take her to Chateau Elan. We would relax at the resort and spa. Also, we would visit Downtown Atlanta. We would eat at places like the Juke Joint, Ray’s in the City, and the Varsity. We would also visit places like Six Flags over Georgia, White Waters, and The World of Coke.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of my mother (Wendy), husband (Stan), brother (Roderick), and other key individuals. My mother has been and still is a great role model. She instilled strong morals and Christian values in my brother and I at an early age. She is loving, supportive, and has always encouraged us to seek God in order to understand our purpose. My husband has continued to be that extra support and strength for me. He’s the creative mind behind many of my accomplishments. He also pushes me beyond my limits. My brother and I have always encouraged and supported one another. My SSSN group are some amazing women and young ladies who inspire me and have continuously allowed me to be their leader!

Website: https://www.sssninc.org

Facebook: Facebook.com/sssninc

Youtube: SSSNINC

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