Chosen Productions, Inc. was created and founded by NCCU alumna, Lynn Douglass to serve as a program for adolescent girls where they can receive a hands-on college readiness experience that will prepare them for success beyond the halls of their respective high schools. With a desire to specifically impact the lives of underrepresented, college bound girls in the Triad region of North Carolina, Chosen Productions, Inc. was founded in 2016 and has been making strides since it’s inception.
In a HBCU exclusive interview, Lynn, a first-generation college student discusses how difficult it was for her to prepare for college having no prior knowledge of the process. Despite the barriers, she faced, Lynn prevailed and went on to obtain both her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from North Carolina Central University. During her time as a student , Lynn was a member of the Marching Sound Machine Marching Band, a member of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority and a Miss Black & Gold Queen. She was most recently crowned Miss Black North Carolina 2015-2016. As for her career, Lynn decided to become a high school counselor so that she could impact the lives of students just like herself. She currently serves in this capacity at Carver high School in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
“Often, girls are expected to perform well in the classroom, but it tends to go unnoticed when they don’t” says Lynn. “More attention and encouragement is needed for female students to be successful but unfortunately, it is virtually impossible to meet, let alone reach every single child during the school day” With this in mind, Lynn decided to act in her own community to break the cycle for girls who “fly below the radar.” “Education is the cure to poverty and if armed with the proper tools, girls just like me can succeed and go on to become anything that they want to become” explained Lynn.
Chosen Production Inc.’s name is derived from the literal action of being “Chosen” by colleges for admission and/or college scholarships; but mainly through the belief system of Executive Director Douglass. “We believe that every human on the face of the planet was born for a specific purpose, to solve a specific issue that will ultimately bring about change to the world.” says Lynn. “No matter how great or small one might think their purpose is, we live in an interdependent society where everybody needs somebody!”
Chosen Productions Inc. is set to launch it’s “Visionary Institute Summer Camp for Girls” beginning on June 19th. This institute is a week-long college access summer camp that will empower young ladies to set and achieve the goals that they have for themselves post-graduation. For more information please visit chosen Production’s IG page @chosenproinc or on Facebook @Chosen Productions Inc.!