🗣 Finding Our Student Voice 🗣 The UnifiEd Student Voice Team Blog Surrounding Student Life
Hey, hey folks! I am Kaylea, a senior at Tyner Academy. I am an ambitious, self-motivated, hard-working leader and star roll student, valedictorian of my class, and senior class president. After high...
school, I hope to attend Howard University and major in political science with a minor in either childhood education or international relations. I am so honored to be a part of the UnifiEd Student Voice Team!
Since I was a little girl, the government has always struck my interest. At first, I wanted to be a lawyer, but something told me I wasn’t cut out for that job. Next, I wanted to be a mayor, but I wanted to make more changes to the nation and not only my community. Then it hit me: Senator. Senators are at the forefront of law-making and make critical decisions regarding our country. I also have a soft spot for traveling and want my future occupation to surround it. A diplomat is a perfect option. That is why I am an aspiring politician with the goal of becoming a diplomat, senator, and eventually the First African Female President. We need more black female representation in the government, and I desire to normalize people of color in governmental occupations.
I am very passionate about education and want the truth taught throughout our education systems. With having a big family of eight girls and two boys, being the second oldest is very important, and I use my position to pass down the importance of education. At Tyner, being enrolled in the Teaching and Learning Future Ready Institute has guided me to tutor 1st graders at Bess T. Shepherd Elementary for work-based learning. My long-term aspiration is to start an academic and social nonprofit for African American girls in K-12. This organization will prepare young girls for the real world while giving them access to community leaders, volunteer hours, college readiness, and academic support. I am very involved in my community as well as inside school. I have been a club member in debate, mock trial, beta club, national honors society, national achiever society, and Girls Inc. I am also the captain of the Tyner cheerleading team and have been a part of the Monty Bruell Mayoral Campaign. One of my proudest community involvement moments was leading a school walkout for better building conditions. With this, I was exposed to the Hamilton County School Board and Commission meetings. In the end, Tyner Academy was granted $74 million for a new school that should be completed by 2024. For this act, I was awarded the NAACP youth activist award.
I believe being a part of the UnifiEd Student Voice Team is an amazing opportunity and experience. It will help me grasp the skills I will need in my future occupation and open my eyes to how nonprofits work as I desire to start my own. It will also help me discover the ins and outs of the education system. My goal is to incorporate more ideas to help the inner-city schools and minority students in Hamilton County.I strive always to be the help my community needs. I am delighted to be a part of a team with amazing and intelligent leaders, and I can’t wait to see what Unified has in store for me!