Mrs. Rachel Stone was born and raised in Chicago, IL. and was raised in the church. She is the proud mother of three wonderful sons; Immanuel, Samuel, & Gabriel Stone. Her family moved to Fargo ND in 2002. In 2006, she made history when she became the 1st African American woman to be crowned Mrs. North Dakota International. She has traveled from state to state sharing her story and message of living life with purpose. It was then that her purpose became
very clear, and she was determined to fulfill the vow that she had made. While speaking and working with young girls, she felt it was like looking into a mirror, because she had so many similar challenges and obstacles. This made her remembered her vow of being a big sister and helping her break cycles. So, she took the job of lunch lady for Fargo Public Schools. Not to soon after that, the principal offered her a job as a paraprofessional.
She began noticing many unmet needs and challenges in the schools. So she became the middle woman and created her own girls empowerment program called “P's & Q's Etiquette”, where she focuses on teaching girls and now boys leadership skills. The mission of P’s & Q’s Etiquette is to greatly impact the lives of our young girls and women from all walks of life, with a big focus on disadvantaged youth. We want to empower and give them the necessary social and life skills needed to reach their greatest potential, manage daily activities, and face new situations, all with greater self confidence.