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What are the biggest challenges that you face in trying to achieve your organization's mission and your personal mission statement?

Dependency on others to provide what we believe our children and parents should have.

How are you working to overcome these challenges?

Instilling in the young people who I serve a belief that they need to own and build for themselves. Advocating for the resources that I need to give the youth I serve the access to opportunity and development that they deserve. And, most importantly, to let them lead the way. Their ideas, not mine.

Advice for teen girls who are struggling?

Understand your power. Get to know your gifts. And find someone who sees you the way you need to see you. Go to them as a source of light. And use their belief in you to fuel you—take advantage of every opportunity possible.

What's the best advice that you've received from another leader or mentor?

You deserve to be here.

Who's your "Shero"? My momma.

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2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...

2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...