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Billie DeVille, a native and resident of Flint, MI is the Founder and Executive Director of Hey Worthy Girl, located in Flint, MI.
She is a graduate of Flint Southwestern Academy, class of 2004 and an alumna of Oakland University.
Becoming an older sister was the first experience in caring for and guiding a young child, that sparked Billie's interest and passion for helping those younger than her to prosper.
As an adolescent, Billie was a babysitter for family, friends and was a paid babysitter in her neighborhood. During high school, she served as a: Mentor for middle school girls, tutor for elementary students, classroom assistant for Flint Community Schools summer youth program and worked as a coordinator and instructor for summer cheer camp for youth girls.
While in college, Billie worked as: The lead classroom teacher for a local child care center; a care giver for a second child care center; a Sloan Museum Tour Guide and employee of The Longway planetarium, where she assisted with children's birthday parties and events. She also interned for a Public Relations company in New York, which gave her insight into: Marketing, networking with and for celebrity clients, and experience in how to work in a fast-paced environment, while still being effective.
After birthing her first child and to accommodate her desire of being a stay-at-home mother. Billie began to operate her own small, home-based child care service. She then created a play-date group named Mommunity and hosted a Meet-and-Greet at B's Bowling Center in Flint, where she received press with Mlive and WNEM TV5. Although fun, the group was only a hobby for Billie and she desired a more fulfilling work.
She began working for Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (G.C.C.A.R.D.) as a Site Director for the Meet-Up and Eat-Up Summer food program, where she was afforded the opportunity to get out into the Flint community to meet children and asses what their interest and needs were. She enjoyed her position as Site Director and the children she served still remember her.
The desire to make an impact on children only grew for Billie, so when offered a position at Whaley Children's Center in Flint, she jumped at the opportunity. Her most recent role in her community is Parent Ambassador for early childhood education at Educare-Flint. Her responsibilites are to advocate for children and families at the local and state levels, as well as connect families to community resources.
“My passion for meeting children where they are, has helped me find an effective way to reach them, in not only helping them believe in who they are, but in helping them grow and succeed as well!”- Billie DeVille
Billie’s own experiences as a young girl inspired her to work with youth girls in particular and from that, Hey Worthy Girl was birthed. Billie's hope for Hey Worthy Girl is to be a positive and proactive resource for young girls, parents/guardians, as well as the community!
Billie has been certified in: Youth and adult C.P.R. and first Aid training; Human Trafficking Awareness and she is cleared through the State of Michigan to work with children.