Training & Guidance to Achieve Life Goals
Inspired by her passion for education and entrepreneurship, Mrs. Sharon Ragin, CPA, founded Soaring Eagles Training and Development Corporation. She is also the Executive Director of the organization.
Sharon owns an accounting firm in Stockbridge, Georgia that serves individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations. Sharon believes that we all have talent and skills needed to build wealth, but sometimes we may not know what to do. Her firm partners with Soaring Eagles and business owners to help enhance the lives of women and youth. Her mission is to help them find their passion and provide them with the mentoring, tools, resources and knowledge to succeed.
What Drives Our Empowerment Programs
As a team, we follow the philosophy that "It takes a village to raise our children." The program works because we know it is a collective effort, one that requires time and dedication.
Mrs. Ragin's mother, Ms. Nezzie Clark, is the inspiration behind our tutorial programs because her mother raised five children with the belief that education is the foundation to unlock our youth's destiny.
Our mentees excel in school, receive post-secondary degrees, enlist in the military, and create businesses. We encourage them to leave their legacy by investing in people and donating their time to community projects. The Soaring Eagles Training seminars are taught by professionals and seasoned business owners in the community.
Today Soaring Eagles Training and Development Corporation has expanded its programs.
BERHANE J. JOHNSON
Berhane attended Chamblee Middle School, qualified for the Junior Olympics in Track and Field, and is enrolled in college.
Cynethia, a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant, became an entrepreneur seven years ago to supplement her retirement plan. She manages over 16 consultants, and assists hundreds of women with beauty regimens, with skin care as her specialty. The financial rewards of entrepreneurship have been a tremendous blessing to her. Cynethia gives back to her family, the community, prays and encourages women due to Mary Kay. She says that “Entrepreneurship has been the best thing to happen to her in this stage of her career.”
Janelle is the recipient of the Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarship, received a Master’s in Biology from Clark Atlanta University, and is pursuing a PHD from Morehouse School of Medicine. She is employed at the Center for Disease Control as a Microbiologist. Janelle teaches Sunday School to children and supports the needy.
Cedric is an international visual artist and fashion designer. He owns Cedric Brown Collections and received his degree from the Savannah Art Institute. In 2010, one of his paintings, "As the Twig Bends, so the Tree Inclines", was selected for permanent display in the National Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Brown's additional accolades include: winning the British designer, Ozwald Boateng's, “A Man's Story,” US Design competition; and having his artwork on preventing youth gambling displayed on 8 billboards across metro Atlanta.
Shaiema came to the United State from Dominica as a young adult alone to attend college. She is an example of determination and perseverance. After college, she enlisted in the military and eventually received her Master’s Degree in Computer Systems and Software Design from Jacksonville University. She is employed with a Fortune 500 company as an Engineer, and travels locally, nationally and internationally.
She gives back by ministering to under-served communities on a local, national, and international level by providing food, clothing and resources.
Tracey received an accounting internship at Sharon Ragin CPA, LLC Accounting Firm. She is the first of her siblings to enroll in college. She worked while in school and graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She is employed in the corporate industry as an Accountant, and started a bookkeeping business.
Jared received the Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarship. He received a B.S Degree from Tuft University, and a Master’s Degree from California School of the Arts in Architecture. He has worked in various industries as an Architect. He landed a dream job as the Senior Global Workplace Designer, and designs offices all over the world.
Arnedra has an amazing story of how you can succeed against all odds. She received her Associate Degree from Atlanta Technical College with a B.A Degree in Business Administration. Today she is married with a family, serves in church, and works in the government sector as a Commercial Administrator. She “pays it forward” by motivating and encouraging young adults, serving in church, and providing resources to people in need.
Jamal is the oldest of three siblings who has endured many trials and tribulations. He contracted meningitis as a baby, and was not expected to survive. Today, he is an ordained minister, serves in the military, and owns a business named Vision Crafters. Coaching. He uses his education, life experiences and ministry to inspire, serve, train, and empower people.
Brianna lost her mother to cancer at a young age, yet she managed to push through the pain to become successful. She has a contagious personality that inspires people to succeed, and she gives back to the community. Brianna travels all over the world as a flight attendant with Delta Airlines.
Brandon received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Columbus State University. He is currently completing a Master of Accounting Degree at Southern New Hampshire University, and a Master of Science in Finance with Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Brandon is a licensed minister under the American Baptist Association and ministers to youth in the community. His plans to own an investment and financial services firm.