Debutantes In Houston
Founder Ms. Verna Caddie
Founder Ms. Verna Caddie
Verna Caddie is the founder of Casting Your Cares, Inc, Devine Creations, Devine Prom Project and many other empowering programs for young ladies, mothers and sons. Ms. Caddie is a Certified Etiquette Professional, Girls Life Coach, Mentor, Motivational Speaker, Evangelist, Author of several etiquette books for teens and adults. She is also the mother of two handsome sons and one beautiful daughter.
Ms. Caddie was a judge in 2010 and 2011 in "Nationals Pageant". She has over 20 years of experience which began while working at Barbizon School of Modeling as an Instructor, Sears Models Club as an Instructor, In Fashion Models as the Director for Wedding Shows in the Houston area, several print work, and has numerous TV appearances speaking about the works with Devine Creations and Devine Prom Project. Along with numerous Proclamations from federal and state legislators, Ms. Caddie was also a contestant in The Miss. Texas Pageant in Houston, Texas.
In 2009, Verna created "The Etiquette Professionals Network", which helps woman and men become certified as etiquette professionals, wedding etiquette instructors, tea consultants, girls mentoring coach, boys mentoring coach and image certified consultant. Ms. Caddie is the author of several etiquette books. In 2013 Ms. Caddie received a certificate from State Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee for her program Devine Creations, along with being featured in a docu-series for helping young children become polished. On March 29, 2014, Verna received a Proclamation from Houston's Mayor Annise Parker for providing free prom gowns to young ladies who are not able to purchase prom gowns and offer workshops in prom etiquette ,prom safety and beauty.
Ms. Caddie developed and refined "Devine Creations" in 2006. Devine Creations is a nonprofit organization that has worked with over 100 young women in the greater Houston and surrounding areas. Our mission is to empower young women through etiquette, while helping to create beauty inside and out. Devine Creations is an 8 month program and every young lady must attend workshops in order to be presented to society.
The program provides mentoring and education to help young women succeed. Partnering with ministries and community organizations. Devine Creations is a safe place where girls can meet other girls and come together as a sisterhood, creating self esteem and self confidence, as well as strengthening skills which will lead to better life choices and opportunities. Ms. Caddie recently was featured in Birnam / Murray Production Company Sizzle Reel.
Awards and Accomplishments:
Broken Chains Outreach Ministry, "The Star Award" (For commitment to serve and empower women in the community)
Alpha Kappa Alpha, "Empowering and Emerging Young Ladies"
The Humanatarian Award from: Barbara Jordan High School for Careers Reunion
Young Aspiring Writer's Association (Director)
Women Who Shine (Yahoo)
Community Service Award (Tom Joyner)
Mayors Volunteer Houston Award 2012
Hearst Magazine (Purple Dress Award)
Single Mom's Club (Influential Award)
Congressman Sheila Jackson Lee (Devine Creations)
Congressman Gene Green
Lady of Excellent (L.O.D)
Houston Award (2014)
Superlady Calendar Houston (Ms. September) 2015
National Association of Professional Woman
Letter from President Barak Obama
The President's Volunteer Service Award !
Ms. Verna Caddie, is a sought-after etiquette and debutante coach. She is known as "The Etiquette Diva"!!!
Ms. Verna Caddie
Certified National Etiquette Coach. Author, Debutante Coach, Girls & Woman Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Community Leader and Mother of three children.