Keoshia Banks the Founder of S3

Keoshia Banks is a mentor, an entrepreneur and a self-published author.


A native of Michigan, Keoshia attended the University of Michigan where she discovered her passion for mentoring young girls. As a part of a course she took in undergrad, Keoshia was able to mentor sixth grade girls once a week at a school. After undergrad, Keoshia attended Drexel University where she obtained a Master of Public Health. While attending Drexel, Keoshia learned how to develop program curricula using research and evidence-based practices. Using experience and education, Keoshia founded Self-love, Self-respect and Sisterhood, Inc (S3). 

Outside of operating S3, Keoshia has written and self-published two books, Train up a Child ( a true story about her struggle with alcohol abuse) and Love, Justice Berry (a fiction story about a teen girl journeying through the challenges of life). She has also illustrated and self-published a journal collection that consist of five different journals.

Of all of her accomplishments, the thing she is most proud of is her relationship with Christ. Keoshia understands that she is nothing without God and she is committed to becoming all of who God created her to be!



  • Keoshia developed and implemented an informal Girl Talk program at a high school. 


  • S3 was incorporated as an official 501c3 charitable nonprofit organization



  • Keoshia competed in Saginaw SOUP pitch competition which lead to valuable community connections

  • The informal Girl Talk was developed into a research informed program curriculum, Sister to Sister 

  • S3 formed  a Youth Planning Committee 


  • S3 was rebranded to improve its structure and productivity (new logo, website, Facebook Group, etc.)

  • Keoshia hired two business coaches


  • S3 restructured its Board of Directors and created committees 

  • Hosted 2021 Girl Talk Experience with 22 guests and 12 volunteers

Original Logo
New Logo

About the Founder


Looking Ahead


Our Goals for the Next Two Years 

  1. By December 2023, we will have at least 8 organizations who are willing to pay for five segments of the Sister to Sister Empowerment program during the 2023-2024 fiscal year. 

  2. By December 2023, we will have refined our Girl Talk Experience, establishing a rinse and repeat annual fundraiser.

  3. By December 2023, we will have an established board of directors consisting of 7 diverse individuals who are all actively involved (i.e. seek community resources, attend meetings and communicate regularly).

  4. By December 2023, we will increase our revenue from $10k to $40k by expanding our revenue streams to five areas: fundraising, sponsorships, grants, fees for service and board and committee contributions.

Our Vision

S3 will be known for providing effective girls' empowerment programming in the tri-city region and beyond. We will be known for building trusting relationships with our teen girls, accepting them for who they are and empowering them to develop the greatest level of self-love. 

Our Core Values 

  • Self-love-Discovering and cultivating self-awareness and self-esteem

  • Self-respect- Discovering and cultivating identity and being bold to stand firm in it

  • Sisterhood- Discovering and cultivating the beauty of partnering with other girls and young women along the journey of life