ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
Jasmine Johnson and her daughter Anyla Hureskin
I am a mother of 4 beautiful children. Anyla is the oldest. She is a student in Walker Elementary Magnet Program. We attend church, very big on family and supporting one another is vital to us.
HOW DATS FRIENDSHIP INCORPORATED STARTED:
One day I (Jasmine) received a call from my sister stating that a mutual friend posted on social media that she has one daughter and her daughter has no friends, she would like to take her daughter on a playdate should anyone volunteer for their daughters to go along. My sister thought it would be a great idea for my daughter Anyla to attend and I allowed her. When she returned home, she was tremendously happy that she had met three extra friends. They got their nails polished, went skating and to a restaurant for dinner. For the next few weeks I started thinking with the world we live in today, their trust is lost and parents do not allow their children to have playdates, sleepover etc. with other parents and the children are now “friendless”.
Therefore, I decided to start a playdate with different kids but was not sure how to go about it. I spoke with family and my mother Antoinette Johnson said maybe you should make it a nonprofit business and that day forward we started working on making D.A.T.S Friendship come to life.