“I don’t think I ever honestly said thank you for being an inspiration in my life. Here I am at 34-years old, 18 years after being part of the Got It Goin’ On® Girls, realizing the true impact the program and you had on my life. Thank you, Ms. Ferebee!”
— Ebony Jackson, MPH, CHES (Former GIGO Girl)
"Janice Ferebee's work and commitment to our nations girls is unparalleled."
-- SOPHIA NELSON | Award Winning/Best Selling Author & Journalist
"Janice Ferebee is the social-emotional learning pioneer of the 21st century! She meets you where you are -- providing training tools and tools to turn-key your own program of trauma-informed healing, inspiration, health, and social competencies. We are proud to boast that more than 650 girls, grades 3 through 8, participated in the Got It Goin' On® program, with 99% graduating from high school and beyond. Got It Goin' On-II is a MUST HAVE for building your SEL curriculum."
-- Rose Gietschier | President, Board of Education * Roosevelt Union Free School District, Roosevelt, NY; Got It Goin' On® Facilitator Since 2006
"To say I am proud of you would truly be an understatement. This is a MUST READ book that needs to be in the hand of every girl.
Thank you for your enduring commitment and trailblazing work to empower our girls. This is a movement!"
---- ERICA AUSTIN, Author, Motivational Speaker, & Youth Advocate
”As Black & Brown girls face increased racism and discrimination, Janice Ferebee (my Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror) offers girls a timely, culturally competent 20th anniversary edition of her popular GOT IT GOIN’ ON-II personal development handbook. Her use of the GOT IT GOIN’ ON® GUARDIAN ANGELS is an imaginative way to help girls courageously navigate adolescence. As the mother of two grown daughters, I encourage all parents to purchase this effective empowerment tool today! It’s a MUST HAVE for every Black and Brown girl’s personal library as she evolves into womanhood.”
— Vanessa Bell Calloway (Actress, Director, Producer, Wife, Mother, and Lover of Life!)
“I met Janice at SEVENTEEN Magazine | at the time she was the magazine’s first African American Models Editor, and I was their first Latina intern. Janice has been working for over 40 years since then to help Black & Brown girls deal with our trauma, our issues, and our circumstances, to find our voices and our deserved place and seat at any table and in any career.”
— Nely Galan (Former President of TV Network Telemundo & NY Times Best Selling Author of SELF MADE: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way | 2016 (Random House)
" What a wonderful tool to help young [African American] females grow spiritually and emotionally. This is information that should be part of any curricula addressing life issues for young people.”
- Jada Pinkett Smith * Actress & Youth Advocate
(Referring to GOT IT GOIN' ON-II)
“Janice Ferebee’s Got It Goin’ On: An Image Awareness Guide for Young Ladies, is an empowering 55-page guide for the teen and preteen set – part workbook, part motivational tool.”
- Essence Magazine, August 1996
“Janice deserves credit for taking on the subjects many adults are most squeamish about confronting. Drug use, teen violence, gangs, sex and sexually transmitted diseases, are just some of the touchy subjects that are discussed as easily as the golden rule, fitness, body image, grooming, and table manners. Readers will be grateful to Janice Ferebee for giving adults the courage and the tools to go out and help our girls.”
• The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congresswoman, D-District of Columbia (excerpt from the foreword of GIGO-II Facilitators’ Guide)
"Janice addresses today's social issues facing women & girls of color, with integrity, humanity, humor (when appropriate), and passion. Her lived experiences make her more than a valuable "go-to" expert. She is a LIVING TESTIMONY!"
- Overheard at a Presentation
"Awesome program for our girls. MPD partnered with Janice Ferebee. She brought many resources to our summer programs, teaching girls to become outstanding young women . . . I highly recommend this program."
-- Commander Charnette Robinson, Patrol Service & School Security Bureau/School Safety Division – District of Columbia, Metropolitan Police Department
" Janice Ferebee entertained and uplifted our diverse female student body with her strength of personality , her humor, and her sense of purpose. The girls gave her a happy thumbs -up.”
- Lisa Pence, Holton-Arms Upper School Director/MD