NCCU Movement of Youth Mentor accepted into summer research programs

headshot of Kiera BensonMovement of Youth mentor and North Carolina Central University junior Kiera Benson was recently accepted to three internship programs for the summer – The Medical Education Development Program at UNC, the Summer Biomedical Research Program at ECU, and the ECU Future Doctors Program. Kiera is a Pharmaceutical Sciences major. She feels that her participation in one of these programs will prepare her greatly for her future career. We congratulate Kiera on these great accomplishments & wish her the best of luck this summer!

UNC Mentors Paige Hopkins & Briana Kelly join NPHC sorority

NPHC sorority lineUNC Movement of Youth mentors Paige Hopkins and Briana Kelly both became members of the Theta Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. on Sunday, April 19th. They crossed alongside 29 other undergraduate women. We congratulate them on this major accomplishment!

UNC Communications Director & Marketing Director graduate from Leadership Triangle program

Maya Dantzler and Kamaara LucasTwo members of UNC Chapel Hill’s MOY exec team, Maya Dantzler and Kamaara Lucas, recently graduated from the Leadership Triangle College Edition Program. Leadership Triangle is a regional program that trains student leaders from different universities and community colleges in the Triangle area. The schools represented this year included UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, Meredith College, and Durham Technical Community College. The United Way of the Greater Triangle sponsored this year’s program.

Through the program, Maya and Kamaara were able to build relationships with students around the Triangle area and build skills that will help them be effective leaders in their communities. As a part of the program, they attended one five-hour session per month on a different topic. Some of the session topics included government policy, intellectual capital, and community volunteering. Lucas and Dantzler both appreciate their time in the program and the skills that they were able to gain.

UNC Mentor Levincent Clark accepted to study abroad program

headshot of Levincent ClarkUNC Movement of Youth mentor Levincent Clark was recently accepted to a study abroad program for the Fall 2015 semester. He will be spending the fall semester of his junior year studying in Cape Town, South Africa.

While abroad, LJ will be studying the effects of Apartheid in South Africa. He says that he hopes to further his understanding of the intersection of institutional and structural racism upon marginalized people of color while exploring his own humanity in hope to increase his effectiveness in helping marginalized groups within the United States. We wish LJ the best of luck in his travels and studies this fall.