About The Director
Founder of Princesses Turn Pages(literacy program)
Rosa Steward is a dedicated community activist. Rosa was born and raised in Newport News, VA and graduated from Bethel High School in Hampton, VA in 2007. In 2007, Rosa enrolled in Norfolk State University to pursue her Bachelors in Psychology. While attending Norfolk State, Rosa became a mother and was unable to remain at Norfolk State. In 2011, Rosa obtained her Associates of Applied Health Science in Medical Assisting from East Coast Polytechnic Institute. Rosa is currently an employee and student with Newport News Shipbuilding Apprenticeship Program and plans to complete her Bachelors in Psychology in 2021. Rosa has worked with children in a licensed setting for the City of Newport News as a Youth Program Facilitator since 2009 to current. Rosa is also a member of the US Navy Reserves since 2016 where she serves as her units Community Engagement Leader.
Rosa has previous experience as a Mental Health Support Specialist where she focused on developing daily life skills for 3 to 4 clients on a regular basis. Rosa led one on one and group sessions for her clients in the areas of hygiene, self-esteem, personal development and more. Rosa consistently participates in multiple volunteer opportunities such as, 360 Arts and Productions’ Naturally You Weekend Retreat for school age girls, The Apprentice Schools’ chapter Jaycees community leadership club, Yarborough Henry Thomas’ Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Delivery and more. Rosa currently resides in Virginia with her two children. Rosa is extremely passionate and committed to strengthening young girls and women in her community. Rosa is committed to participating in and constructing opportunities for young girls and women to connect to resources, create lifetime bonds and to grow independently.