A Renaissance Soul is someone who has too many interests and passions to choose just one. That’s one way to describe the variety of experiences in the bio below:
Julene loves to delve and experiment in a variety of artistic expressions for fun – from painting, event decor and writing to acting, music and photography. Her dream is to successfully balance all of her interests gracefully, melding a variety of genres and ideas together to portray messages that inspire and impact the world.
Entrepreneur & Social Venturer
“Dare to dream, and follow your dreams – no matter how impossible they may seem.” This is the life mantra of 23-year-old Julene Fleurmond, founder and president of Envibrance Studios, a creative motivational media and marketing company. Julene has been dreaming and creating entrepreneurial ventures ever since she was a child. Driven by a passion for art and writing, she launched her first business in elementary school, selling handmade greeting cards and copies of a magazine she created, to family, friends and teachers. She later developed her entrepreneurial skills at the Miami Dade College Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship Program sponsored by NFTE, and Black Enterprise Magazine’s Teenpreneur Program, where she developed her business Envibrance.
Above: Julene is featured in the new entrepreneurship education textbook from NFTE. The textbook entitled Entrepreneurship: Owning Your Future, Written by Steve Mariotti, NFTE Founder, is used in the NFTE curriculum to teach high school students the art of starting and running a business. To find out more and to order the textbook visit the NFTE website at http://nfte.com.
One segment of Envibrance is Art for Humanity, a non-profit art enrichment program that mentors youth, sponsors toy drives and art contests, and provides graphic design services to schools and positive programs catering to youth. This program, which she founded through a grant from Youth Venture, has allowed Julene to reach out to children who are much like she was as a child, growing up in the inner-city. She has witnessed that using the arts as an outlet can give disadvantaged youth self-confidence to face struggles in their lives.
Envibrance has won various awards such as 2005 NFTE National Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, two City of Miami Proclamations and the Miami Herald Silver Knight Award in New Media. Julene has been featured in publications such as The Miami Herald, the National Urban League’s Opportunity Journal, and South Florida CEO Magazine. Having finished a bachelor’s degree in journalism and currently pursuing a master’s degree in public health, Julene has plans to expand Envibrance into a larger inspirational media company with an even greater range of products and services. When considering the bigger picture of her life, she often reflects on words of the Indian political and spiritual leader, Mohandas Ghandi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
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Julene is the Founder and Editor of DreaminSoul.com & DreamerENT.com, a freelance writer with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, focusing on broadcast production, magazine and multimedia journalism; specializing in creative, motivational, faith-based and wellness topics.
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As a journalist Julene has had the opportunity to interview notable people such as mega-preneur and music pioneer Russell Simmons and other entrepreneurs and professionals, and music artists such as Kirk Franklin and Marvin Sapp. She has also served as a public relations director for a television/multimedia talk show where she helped facilitate and promote events and episodes with such people as Hill Harper, Tina Knowles and Kwame Jackson. Julene has contributed creative content and writing to organizations such as the National Urban League, Harvard School of Public Health, Collegepreneur Magazine, The Daily Mustang, Young Black Starz, and several others.
Writer & Upcoming Author
Ever since Julene was a child the written word has been her passion. She has had poetry published in a anthology of literature, and her story “Dragon Song” won a national Landmark Edition Written and Illustrated By Award. She has also published articles in various publications such as the National Urban League’s official publication, “Opportunity Journal”. Her specialties are in creative articles, short stories, monologues, poetry, songwriting; She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and is working on a book of inspiration, and a novel for youth/young adults to be published in the future. Stay tuned for more about her works, books and publications.
Julene has been able to speak at various conferences and events to promote entrepreneurship, health awareness and vibrant living among young people and the multicultural community. Below are a few events she has presented at:
- National Institute of Health Main Headquarters in Washington D.C., research presentation
- Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Alumni Health Study Research Presentation
- Black Enterprise Conference Presentation for Teenpreneur Program
- Miami Dade Public Schools Teachers Board Presentation on Youth Entrepreneurship
- Miami Dade College Presentation for the Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship Program
- Florida Atlantic University Business Networking Presentation on Women Entrepreneurs
- Women’s History Celebration at the University of Miami, Host of Program and made presentation on honoring inspirational women
- Royal Rejuvenation Beauty and Wellness Fair at the University of Miami, Host and Chair of Event
Julene is available to speak about youth entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, to make presentations inspiring children and teens to embrace literacy, arts & creativity, messages/activities for children’s & youth ministry events, and workshops to inspire girls to be confident.
Life Learner & Lover: Spiritual
Julene teaches youth Sunday school classes at her church, and throughout the life she has realized the truth in the verse “to whom much is given, much is expected.” (Luke 12:48). For this reason, she has strived to use her talents to bless others any way she can. Knowing that nothing is impossible with Him, Julene credits her successes to her faith in God and attempts to live by the creed “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:11-13.
Life Learner & Lover: Health and Sciences
Julene has always been in love with the sciences and finding out what makes the human body tick. She has pursued pre-medical studies as a minor at her University and since high school has attended summer research programs at the following institutions:
Julene hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in public health and to become involved in medical journalism, medical illustration and the promotion of public health awareness in inner-city areas.
Julene has pursued the visual arts ever since she was a child. She has always enjoyed painting, drawing, and other arts and crafts and attempts to use her abilities as gifts to others. In high school she attended an advanced art program at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston where she was able to further skills. She has won several art competitions in the Boston area, and minored in fine art and advertising at the University of Miami. She works in traditional fine art methods and graphic design, specializing in acrylic & watercolor illustration, apparel, event branding, digital storytelling and multimedia project design.
After winning first place in a group multimedia and web design competition, with a project commemorating the civil rights advocate Ida B. Wells Barnett and which was recognized by the National Urban League, Julene realized her love for using graphic design and multimedia as a method of educating, inspiring and expressing truth. She founded her media company Envibrance Studios while still in high school.