About Our Chapter
Hello, my name is Kay Edwards and I am the Managing Leader of Chicktime, Dayton. I started with the chapter as a volunteer in 2019. Chicktime is about women showing up to support and empower girls and women, during some of the most challenging times in life.
To connect to that mission, locally, Chicktime Dayton has partnered with the Dayton Urban Young Life (DUYL) Teen Moms Program. The Leadership Team of DUYL Teen Moms Program are two phenomenal, successful women who both share the experience of having once been teen moms. They experienced and survived what some of their program participants’ currently face, such as social stigma, shame, the loss of important social and familial connections, challenges pursuing education, infant care challenges and economic hardship.
The teen mom participants took the first, courageous step, of asking for help. Our partnership allows us to gather women who will answer their courageous plea. It is not judgment or criticism that will inspire the teen moms and advance their position in life, ultimately allowing them to to better support their children. It is love, guidance, understanding and mentorship from Dayton’s community of strong women and their non-judgmental compassion, that will make a difference in the lives of the teen moms as well as their babies and children.
Chicktime Dayton supports DUYL Teen Moms Program, by connecting program participants with women who are willing to share their life experience, knowledge, artistic passions, career knowledge, financial knowledge and their time to support, uplift, inspire and encourage teen moms as they move forward in life.
If you have the desire to help, please contact Chicktime Dayton. We all have something to share and must not think what we have to offer is insignificant. Reach out if you feel led to help! You can make a significant, positive difference in the trajectory of a teen mom’s life and, subsequently, the quality of life for her child.
Chicktime Dayton Managing Leader
In Loving Memory
Jessica Johnson came on board with full force to make a difference for kiddos. She helped re-launch Chicktime Dayton along with Morgan Reid. Jessica believed serving as a role model to her children, friends, family, and her local community was truly important to her heart. She lived by example walking out her conviction that teaching and showing the women and children around her that we can be a part of something bigger than ourselves is a gift worth more than gold! Jessica had many hobbies and interests; decorating and home remodeling, making simple things beautiful on a budget, cooking and especially baking yummy treats. When asked to describe her passions and gifts she shared she was passionate about spending time with family and friends and empowering others to find their passions.” Jessica believed her truest gift was compassion. The most important thing to Jessica, in her own words, “Being a good friend and someone others can always on.” Jessica went to be with the Lord while serving on our leadership team but her legacy lives on in our hearts. Her life and love inspires us to be our best and never never never give up!
Morgan Reid took over as Managing Leader and continued the legacy of Chicktime Dayton. Morgan believed that everyone deserves a childhood of love, laughter, and discovery. She used Chicktime Dayton to help some of those very children placed in those situations by becoming a role model to look up to. Morgan helped provide education on career paths and education options. She also helped them set up personal goals. Morgan is not stationed in Sacramento at Beale Airforce Base. We can’t wait to see all the things she will do on her new chapter!
Chicktime Dayton was founded by Katie Hanson in 2016. Katy was drawn to Chicktime because she believed in the grassrootss efforts to better local communities and that empowering women is the way to accomplish any goal! Katy was committed to a life of service and believed that she has been incredibly blessed in her life and waned to share and help those who are struggling. Katie wanted Chicktime Dayton to truly make a difference in children’s lives and show them love they may not receive otherwise. She believed that we can assist them in these critical turning points of their lives, so they can grow to be happy functioning members of society. In 2017, Katie was called to other areas of service but Chicktime will forever honor her role in founding Chicktime Dayton.