Community Affairs

In order to truly be great, one must give! And Give from the heart.

Giving for NERDY is essential. Vanessa gives of her time and service to various community organizations. One that is near and dear, is the Pensacola Omega Lamplighters of which, Vanessa is one of five founders.

This group was founded in 2015 and mentors young men of middle and high school ages with a goal of taking them from Good to Great and shifting social and cultural norms along the way.

The Pensacola Omega Lamplighters boasts a 100% attrition rate from high school to college. And the program works hard to provide scholarships for all of those who graduates from the program. Find out more by visiting

Additionally the Lamplighters have become cultural, historic icons. Creating shows such as the Gulf Coast Omega Dance/Step Extravaganza (GCODE) ( for which Vanessa Co-Chairs and Pensacola Stomp Fest ( 

NERDY provides exclusive apparel and designs for both of these events.