November 8, 2014 by admin
Maya Dantzler is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in Advertising.
She has been involved with MOY for a combination of three years; she was a mentee with the program for two years during high school, and has been a mentor with the program for one year.
Maya says that, in high school, she did not think UNC-Chapel Hill was an option for her. She says that the university was not necessarily presented to her as a place that she should earn her degree. She joined Movement of Youth during the fall of her 11th grade year. Through the biweekly sessions at UNC and the mentorship, she built a relationship with a UNC student that allowed her to grow personally and professionally, and pushed her to apply to the university.
Maya rejoined MOY as a mentor during her sophomore year at UNC. She said she wanted to give back to a program that gave her so much. This year, as a junior, Maya has taken a larger role in the program as the Communications Director. In this position, Maya must facilitate and correspond all communication between mentors, mentees, parents, and board members.