IMG_1770My name is Keith “Mr.46″ Glass, and I was born and raised in Atlanta GA. I am a 2011 graduate from South Atlanta High School of Law and Social Justice. I continued my education at Georgia Perimeter College and now a junior Business Administration major at Morehouse College. After graduating high school, I discovered my passion for public speaking, but more specifically I discovered my passion to be the voice of the unheard.  I live to serve others and being an inspiration to those who doubt their own abilities. A quote that I live by is ” I Didn’t Wait for an Opportunity, I Created One” and I instill that idea into all those who I am fortunate enough to encounter.


Keith Glass is a Change Agent serving at Bethune Elementary School.

Malika Flowers Malika S. Flowers is a graduate student at Clark Atlanta University where she is working to obtain her Masters Degree in Social work. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication with a concentration in Media Studies from Kennesaw State University. Her ultimate goal is to work with community leaders to develop policies that will positively impact underrepresented populations and inspire youth to get involved in local movements.

Malika Flowers is a Change Agent serving at Forrest Hill Academy.

St. George

St. George “Andrew” Pink is a junior majoring in religion and philosophy at Clark Atlanta University. He is a student in the Isabella T. Jenkins Honors Program where his hard work and discipline has placed him on the Dean’s list each semester with a 3.76 cumulative GPA.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, he found a love for music and athletics at a very young age, and he excelled in both areas.

A cum laude graduate from the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School, he majored in vocal studies and lettered in two varsity sports. Growing up he attended and participated in church, where he honed the gifts of singing and speaking. He answered his call to minister the Gospel young and since then has hit the ground running. As an athlete, performer, and scholar, Andrew knows the power of God’s touch in his life on the field, on stage, and in the classroom, and is eager to share that power with anyone who will listen.

St. George “Andrew” Pink is serving as a Change Agent at M. Agnes Jones elementary school.

Mariah Slaughter Mariah Slaughter is currently a sophomore at Spelman College majoring in Psychology, with a minor in Organization and Management. Aside from her social justice involvement with the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute as a Change Agent, she is also heavily committed to community service as a Bonner Scholar at her institution. She is also a member of NCNW, Morehouse College’s SGA E-board. and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. After she graduates, the Atlanta native plans to continue her studies and become an Industrial and Organizational Psychologist, eventually opening up her own consulting firm.


Mariah Slaugter is serving as a Change Agent at M. Agnes Jones elementary school.

Parker_HeadshotJames Parker is a senior at Morehouse College majoring in Spanish and Political Science. In addition to his role as a Change Agent for the Joseph & Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights, he serves as the President of the Morehouse Student Ambassador Team and Executive Director for the Morehouse Student Educators Club. He is also the Administrative Manager for the Presidential Ambassadors, Lead UPS Scholar, Education Practice and Policy Scholar, Columnist for the college newspaper, and Recruitment Ambassador for Achievement First public charter schools. James is from Hampton, Virginia, and after graduation he plans to teach, attend graduate school, and develop education policies for think-tanks and non-profits.

James Parker is serving as a Change Agent at Brown Elementary School.

Jordyn BoothJordyn Nicole is a Sophomore at Spelman College, currently pursuing her Teacher’s Certification as an Early Childhood Education major from Atlanta, Georgia. Jordyn is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor’s Society. Aside from her will to succeed, Jordyn is also a member of several campus organizations, most of which serve disadvantaged children in attempts to closing the achievement gap. Jordyn has served as an intern for Lady University, a local mentoring network in Atlanta and a tutor with Intisar Inc. Most recently, she served as a Teaching Fellow at Breakthrough Miami, where she taught sixth grade English in the Miami-Dade area during the summer.

When not working to grow the minds of brilliant children, Jordyn enjoys painting and hiking in the local community. Jordyn is also an avid quote “collector”. Her favorite quote comes from James Allen’s, As a Man Thinketh. It reads, ” Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.”

Jordyn’s ultimate goal is to create a culturally diverse curriculum, one in which makes it impossible for those most deserving to fail. As a Change Agent, Jordyn promises to put forth a tremendous effort in aiding to resolve conflict which in turn will promote classroom success for all.

Jordyn Booth is serving as a Change Agent at M. Agnes Jones elementary school.

DariusDarius Bonner is a graduating senior at Clark Atlanta University majoring in Social Work. In addition to his role as a Change Agent for the Joseph & Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights, Darius is a tailor/clothing designer. He is a hard worker, leader and really inspires teens do be greater. Darius created a student movement called Extraordinaire gentleman, which teaches young men how to become the perfect gentleman. After graduation he plans to pursue his career in fashion, attend graduate school, and become a clinical social worker.

Darius Bonner is serving as a Change Agent at Forrest Hill Academy.

Bria F

Spelman College – Graduating Senior, Political Science major from Kennesaw, Georgia.

Goals: Upon the completion of my master’s degree, I plan to begin my career as a campaign analyst and political strategist, in the hopes of garnering a position as a senior campaign manager for a presidential candidate. My ultimate goal is to receive my Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science before becoming a senior advisor for the White House in the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach.

Quote: “As a Change Agent, I aim to have a dynamic and lasting impact on the students of Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School. I truly believe that children are the foundation of all that our country has yet to become. It is therefore essential to teach nonviolence and communication early, so that these values stay with them as they grow into our nation’s future leaders.”

Campus Involvement: Creative Director and Branding Chair of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance – Spelman College Chapter; Member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society; Member of Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society;

Member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International; Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Bria Ford is serving as a Change Agent at Bethune Elementary.

KeonKeon McKay, raised in Omaha, NE attends Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. He is a dual-degree Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineer major. Keon has conducted research at Creighton University School of Medicine, Center for Promoting Health and Health Equality where he investigated the Health Disparities of Organ Donation in the African American Community. Aside from research, Keon lead eight missionary trips, groups ranging from 17 to 56 people, in the community of Madison, Wisconsin in the summer of 2015 working for a non-profit organization, Youth Works. A Morehouse College Bonner Scholar, Keon has demonstrated his commitment and passion for service, completing over 1,120 hours in community service, primarily working with low-income elementary students, traveled to Cape Town, South Africa for a dialogue on racial reconciliation. With an interest in cinematography, Keon has worked on projects ranging from small-scale social media videos to large-scale documentaries. As a Morehouse College Bonner Scholar, a National Society of Black Engineers Senator, member of the Collegiate 100 Atlanta, and an advocate for his community, Keon continues to display an immense amount of love and support for his community.

Keon McKay is serving as a Change Agent at Brown Elementary School.

Brinyae TBrinyae Kathryn Thompson is a junior at Clark Atlanta University majoring in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in Radio, Television, and Film. In addition to her role as a Change Agent for the Joseph & Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights, she serves as the President of the Atlanta University Center Texas Club and the Clark Atlanta University At Large Representative. She is also a member of the Student Elections Committee, the Judicial Hearing Board, the Retention Committee, Clark Atlanta University’s chapter of the NAACP, and the National Council of Negro Women. In addition to her involvement on campus, she is a mentor for Femdelacreme and Queen’s Corner under the leadership of Clark Atlanta University’s Miss Junior, as well as a co-host of “The Spill,” a new show in the Atlanta University Center. Brinyae is from Dallas, Texas, and after graduation she plans to attend Columbia University’s Journalism School in New York to receive her masters degree, and have her own talk show.


Brinyae is serving as a Change Agent at Bethune Elementary School.

Clif Crawley Headshot Clifton Crawley is currently a second year Masters of Social Work student at The Whitney Young School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University. Clifton has an extensive history as both a volunteer and as an employee in the field of social service. The Youth Empowerment Stability Mentors program or Y.E.S. mentors was formed, focusing on mentoring children from the age ranging from 12 to 17 concentrating mostly in the Pittsburg, Mechanicsville, and Summer Hill communities of Atlanta Ga. These neighborhoods are some of the most notoriously violent, poverty stricken, and crime prevalent neighborhoods in the city of Atlanta.

Serving with the title of Vice President for the Youth, Empowerment & Stability Mentors (YES), I assisted the students with their reading, introduced them to career options, but more importantly I served as positive male role model for students to lean on and to encourage.

My duties at Atlanta Psychotherapy are to meet with clients in home or the field and assist them in following their prescribed assessment plan from their therapist. Following a pattern in my life for service, I saw and I took advantage of this opportunity beginning my work serving the needs of men that were experiencing mental and emotional hardships. Helping facilitate the plans by guiding these men towards becoming better functioning people in society is rewarding. I have served as a para professional for psychotherapy organizations for the past four years.

At National Youth Placement Corp, Clifton Crawley, worked as a Case Support Worker serving as Case Manager of foster children. Clifton provided counseling for foster parent and foster children , while also coordinating treatment services with therapist and foster children. Clifton worked directly with the Department of Human Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice to provide services for foster children. Clifton lived the mission and goal for the foster program which was to ensure foster children’s well being and protection during foster care.

Mr. Crawley also volunteers for a number of elected positions serving as the Graduate Student Representative for the State of Georgia for the Georgia Branch of the National Association of Social Workers. He is committed to his alma mater serving on the Executive Board for the Atlanta Chapter of the Morehouse College Alumni Association.

Clifton Crawley is serving as a Change Agent at Forrest Hill Academy.

Victoria Lay

Spelman College, Sophomore, Sociology Major, Oklahoma City, OK

Goals: Aspiring to be a lawyer who works on the behalf of underserved and underprivileged students.

Quote: As a change agent, my focus is the concern and well being of youth in the community surrounding the AUC. Additionally I also wish bring awareness to the detrimental trend of the School to Prison Pipeline.

Positions on Campus:

Member of National Council of Negro Women – Spelman Chapter

Victoria Lay is serving as a Change Agent at Bethune Elementary School.

Autrell“For almost my entire life, I was preparing to be the man that I am today. I attend Morehouse College and my name is Audtrell Williams. During this past summer I created a company called AlumBuddy, LLC which connects students and alumni from every institution. Serving the community has been something that I loved to do since my high school career. I am ready to be honed into a greater leader by the Joseph E. Lowery Institute.”

Autrell Williams is serving as a Change Agent at Brown Elementary School.



Tyra BeamanTyra Beaman is currently a rising Senior at Spelman College studying International Studies with a Cultural Studies concentration and a minor in Spanish.  She is an Honors Program student, on the Deans List with a 3.75 GPA, and served as Freshmen and Sophomore Class President.  Tyra is a native of Richmond, Virginia. Most recently, she began the first Intercollegiate Race, Class, and Gender Identity Discussion between racially and socio-economically diverse groups of Metro Atlanta college students.

Tyra Beaman is serving as a Change Agent at Bethune elementary school.

Mike Watson

Michael Watson, young man of Morehouse from Philadelphia here in Atlanta to make a difference! He is a Cinema Television and Emerging Media Studies major at Morehouse College and is very passionate about making a difference through media and entertainment. He loves to inspire and motivate others and is also known as a poet, rapper, motivational speaker, and young business man. His goal is to someday make a huge impact and be am inspiration to the youth as he strives to be a better individual each day!

Mike Watson is a Change Agent serving at the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA.

Claressa LesleyClaressa Lesley is a Junior, Accounting major from Queens, NY and attends the illustrious Clark Atlanta University. Since attending Clark Atlanta University, Claressa has been actively involved on her campus and around her community; member of CAU’s Pre-Alumni Council, National Association of Black Accountants, Making A Difference Movement, a volunteer with New York Cares and a mentor with Girls PRIDE Project. She has also held the title as Miss NAACP 2014 -2015 and is currently the Vice President of National Council Negro Women at CAU’s campus. Claressa Lesley aspires to be a financial analyst at a Fortune 500 company after receiving her CPA within the 5-year accounting BA/MA program. After working a couple years at the company, she wishes to open her own accounting firm or work with a non-profit organization to help with funding and budgeting.

Claressa Lesley is a Change Agent serving at Bethune Elementary

Anthony Horton

Anthony Horton is a Business Administration Major with a concentration in Accounting and double minoring in Chinese Studies and Economics at Morehouse College. Anthony is originally from Memphis TN, but shows great interest in life abroad. He has been on summer abroad trips to Stirling, Scotland and Harbine, China. While in America, Anthony spends most of his time at Morehouse College as a student and a Morehouse Bonner Scholar, where he works as a Morehouse Mentor for Education and alongside Atlanta Community Partners. Anthony dreams to gain his CPA and work at a Big Four Consulting Firm, and after he retires he will become the Principal and President of his own all male educational institution.

Anthony Horton III is a Change Agent serving at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School.

Jessie ScottMy name is Jessie Anne Scott, and I just moved to Atlanta from Osseo, Minnesota. I am a freshman at Clark Atlanta University pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work. My passions include working with children, writing, and racial equity work.


Jessie Scott is serving as a Change Agent at M. Agnes Jones elementary School.

Charles BrownCharles Brown is a native of Savannah, GA. He is a junior at Morehouse College. He majors in Political Science with a minor in Sociology. He aspires to become a lawyer and to one day become the President of the United States. In his spare time he likes to play basketball, video games, and read. Charles Brown is a man on a mission.

Charles Brown is a Change Agent serving at the Andrew and Walter Young YMCA.


Daleesha Cadore is a junior majoring in political science and philosophy at Spelman College. She is set to graduate in 2017. She is a hardworking and diligent student who consistently works to succeed. As a Dean’s List student and member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, she is inspired to consistently strive for academic success. Daleesha is also a member of several campus organizations which allow her to be involved in some of her joys, such as politics and work with the homeless. These activities include the NAACP, Enactus, We the People Help the People, and Project House. Additionally, she has served the student body as the Chief Justice for the Sophomore Class Council. When not working with one of these organizations, Daleesha can be found tutoring and mentoring local elementary students as a UPS Scholar, in hopes of inspiring some of America’s young minds.

Daleesha desires to be able to dedicate her life to bettering others. With aspirations of being a public servant, she plans on later attending law school and then working in local politics, in hopes of one day becoming a U.S. Senator. As an aspiring lawmaker, Daleesha wishes to one day be able to give back to her community by making sure that the laws that govern them allow them to live up to their highest potential as human beings.

Noah McQueen


White House Mentee               Grade: 12

AMATE (African American Males Aiming Towards Excellence) – President           Grade: 11,12

Student Ambassador              Grade: 11,12

Student Editor – Newspaper                                          Grade:   12

Anchor/Producer – TV Production                               Grade:11,12

Extracurricular Activities:

Improv Team                                    Grade: 12

Community Service:

Started a mentoring program at a elementary school   Grade: 11,12

Junior Deacon At My Church     Grade: 11,12

Active Public Speaker                  Grade: 10-12


Interviewed the President of the United States     February 27, 2015

Freedom award winner                             Grade: 11

Named Comeback Kid Of The Year By The Board Of Education                                Grade: 12

Makeeda JohnMakeeda John

Senior: Psychology Major/ Mental Health Concentration

Brooklyn, NY

Goals: Aspiring to attend graduate school and become a Forensic Psychologist.

Quote: “As a Change Agent, my goal is to promote self-love as well as love for others within our communities.”

Positions Held: Member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Member of Movements of Praise, Member of Carribean American Students Association, and Resident Advisor (for 2 years).

Makeeda John is a Change Agent serving at Bethune Elementary School

Lauren Fleming Lauren Fleming is a junior Political Science major at Spelman College hailing from the red clay hills of Louisville, Georgia. In addition to being a Change Agent for the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute, Lauren serves as a Congressional Intern in the District Office of Congressman John Lewis. At Spelman, Lauren serves as a Bonner Community Service Scholar, Social Justice Program Associate, Co-Community Service Chair for the National Council for Negro Women, and a member of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honour Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society and Dean’s List recipient. Lauren desires to always work in a capacity that will affect positive change in the lives of underprivileged, oppressed, and often unrepresented people. Upon graduating college, Lauren plans to attend law school where she will simultaneously earn her Juris Doctorate and Masters in Public Policy to secure her aspiration of become a civil rights attorney.

Lauren is serving as a Change Agent at Brown Middle School.

KumariEach individual is born with a unique gift or set of gifts. Those gifts are the basis for which an individual’s life is purposed. I was born to serve through acting, music, and creative writing. Having balanced a lucrative and fulfilling career in entertainment while simultaneously achieving high academic honors throughout my matriculation at Spelman College, I consistently demonstrate my ability to balance my academics and performing arts. My name is Kumari Upshaw and I aspire to use my gifts to inspire, heal, teach, and move the world.

I have always been fascinated with television and music. From writing stories, lyrics and plays, to casting some of my material for performances, I never ceased to use the gifts I was blessed with. I picked up a violin in fourth grade—the first year I was eligible to join the school orchestra, and crafted my innate ability to grasp and play instruments. I auditioned for the All County Youth Orchestra, and made first-string.

My failed attempts to attend a performing arts high school resulted in me attending my neighborhood school—an institution of drugs, alcohol, civil disobedience, constant violence, disorder, vulgarity, and disarray. The negative environment and lack of support within my school system challenged my ability to achieve academic success. I was unable to matriculate amongst like-minded peers; however, my experience taught me— that which doesn’t break you, only makes you stronger. I remained focused to rise above my circumstances.


I credit my success to my Creator, and to the greatest parents and grandparents (on my mother’s side) I could have ever been blessed to have. Their unconditional love and support, belief in me and my dreams, refusal to accept mediocrity, and steady encouragement in my creative, intellectual, and spiritual, growth has been the foundation of my success.

My passion for the creative and performing arts is merely the vehicle for impact that I primarily use to affect the change I hope to see. This, in addition to my combined superb academic ability, social consciousness and awareness, and strong sense of self and self belonging, have cultivated the servant leader scholar and change agent that I am today. I am living proof that an investment in me, is a choice to change the world.

Kumari is serving as a Change Agent at Brown Middle School.

20150117_221845-2 Aisha Evans is originally from Ardmore, Oklahoma. She graduated from Spelman College with Bachelor’s of Art degree in Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Social Work at Clark Atlanta University. She is a new member of the National Association of Black Social Workers. Her ultimate goal is to work to become a licensed social worker and continue to provide guidance and counseling to families and children.

Aisha Evans is serving as a Change Agent at Forrest Hill Academy.

Bria T  Bria Toussaint is a senior at Spelman College. She is studying Comparative Women’s Studies with a minor in Economics and a concentration in Social and Human Rights Issues. Bria is currently the President, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chair(Woman) of the girl’s empowerment non-profit organization, Girl-Power Foundation, Inc. (GRL-PWR). She is a member of the Bonner Scholars Program at Spelman College. As a member, Bria has made the commitment to serve as one of Spelman’s community service leaders while completing 150 hours of community service each semester throughout her time at Spelman.

As a Bonner Scholar, Bria has also served as the Bonner Intern her Sophomore year. As intern, she was in charge of training, mentoring, and directing the 20 Freshman Bonner scholars during their freshman year in the program. Bria has also established her organization, GRL-PWR, as a Registered Student Organization at Spelman College. This program allows for 50 Spelman Students to serve as GRL-PWR Mentors to 50 young girls attending the local Elementary and Middle Schools. Last semester, Bria studied at Stanford University where she focused on non-profit management and human rights. During her time at Stanford, she completed a Media Empowerment training for survivors of Human Trafficking with the assistance of the Stanford Law School.

This summer, Bria worked with the non-profit organization the YouthQuest Foundation. At the YouthQuest Foundation, Bria assisted the organization in planning and implementing their annual golf tournament fundraising event and creating a recruitment video for their 3D Printing program for at-risk youth. Bria has also worked at KIPP STIVE Academy and served as an English teacher in San Jose, Costa Rica. Bria is a member of the Eta Kappa Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She has received numerous awards and recognition including, the Lois DeBerry Servant Leader Award at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Southern Regional conference and a feature in the May 2014 issue of Ebony Magazine as a “Hero Next-door.” Bria’s plans for the future include working at a non-profit consulting firm and managing the global non-profit, GRL-PWR.

Bria Toussaint is a Change Agent serving at Brown Middle School.

Alexis Irving

Alexis Irving is Sophomore Biology Major Public Health Minor from Natchez, Mississippi at Spelman College. At Spelman College, Alexis is a member of the National Negro Women’s Council,a  Spelman Ambassador, and a Spelman College Bonner Scholar. After graduating college, Alexis hopes to attend John Hopkins medical school in hopes of becoming a pediatric oncologist and to simply make a difference wherever she is.

Favorite Quote: “I am the daughter of a king who is not moved by the world, for my God is with me and goes before me. I do not fear, for I am his.”

Alexis is serving as a Change Agent at Bethune Elementary School.

ShalyndaMy name is Shalynda Davis and I am from Rocky Mount, NC I am 24 years old. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and I am in my second year of my Masters in Social Work at Clark Atlanta University. I am currently working 2 jobs as well as my internship at Forrest Hill Academy and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with all that are apart of the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute.

Shalynda is a Change Agent serving at Forrest Hill Academy.

Lexus PLexus Phillips, 20, is a Comparative Women’s Studies major/Sociology minor from Memphis, Tennessee with a passion for social justice. A junior at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, Lexus has been an influential member of multiple social justice oriented organizations on campus. As an executive board member of Afrekete, Lexus has played a role in the planning and execution of various events on Spelman’s campus that advocate for the equality and inclusive of LGBTQ students on campus. As a new addition to Spelman Social Justice Fellows Program, she hopes to continue expanding her advocacy for LGBTQ youth through her implementation of the Queer Peers Networking Initiative. Through her work with the Lowery Institute, she hopes to enhance the lives of young people in a way that will inspire them to understand the importance of giving back to their communities. After graduation, she will go on to receive a Masters of Social Work degree. Her goal is to establish her own non-profit organization that will serve as a hub for social justice activism, youth crisis center, and community healing space.

Lexus is a Change Agent serving at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School.

Madiysyn Dudley

Madisyn Dudley. Freshman from Clark Atlanta University from Suwanee, Georgia studying Computer Engineering with a concentration in Computer Science. I am a part of the Isabella T. Jenkins Honors Program and aspire to be a software developer.


Madisyn is a Change Agent serving at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School.

Imani Stokes
Imani Stokes: Clark Atlanta University, Senior, Psychology major, Los Angeles, CA

Goals: Aspiring to be a Clinical Psychologist with my own private practice.

Quote: “As a Change Agent I will do my best to provide students with alternative ways to resolve conflict with their peers, so there is less emotional, mental, and physical distress in the school environment, which will ultimately improve success in the classroom.”

Positions on Campus:

Dean’s List

Member of Psi Chi: The International Honor Society in Psychology

Member of Golden Key International Honour Society

Former member of the Philharmonic Society

Imani is a Change Agent serving at Bethune Elementary School


Tainesha is serving as a Change Agent at Forrest Hill Academy.

Miriam Areta

Miriam Areta is currently a sophomore mathematics major/psychology minor at Spelman college. Currently residing in Marietta, GA Miriam was born and raised in Bat Yam, Israel to two Ethiopian Jewish parents. Miriam is currently serving as a Bonner Scholar and Social Justice Associate at Spelman College. Her social issue focus topics are homelessness/poverty and hunger, stigmas surrounding mental Health/mental diseases in the Black Community, and diverse media representation of Black Women. Aside from her dedication to social impact, Miriam also participates in intramural basketball, PEPers, NCNW, and Peace + Love AUC. Upon graduation, Miriam plans to change the world, little by little. She plans to start by opening a non profit homeless shelter for the youth of Atlanta and eventually opening an orphanage in Ethiopia.

Miriam is serving as a Change Agent at Bethune Elementary School.


LaShoney Frink is a second year graduate student at Clark Atlanta University’s Whitney M. Young Jr. School of School of Social Work. She selected Social Work as a major because she wanted to help improve the lives of others less fortunate than herself There at Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work, LaShoney serves as President of Clark Atlanta’s Chapter Association of Black Social Workers. In addition, LaShoney also works closely with the State of Georgia Representative “Able” Mable Thomas as one of her committee members. Today, LaShoney encourages young people, especially women and girls, to pursue an academic career. LaShoney now speaks to the young generation about the importance of education. LaShoney also started her very own non-profit organization called HEARTS (Helping Everyone Achieve Rewards Towards Success). Her organization’s aim to help less fortunate families in her community. Her life example teaches us to put God first, follow your dreams, no matter how great they are and how hard it seems!

Quote: Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. Les Brown

LaShoney is serving as a Change Agent at Forrest Hill Academy.

Jahleesa Vincent Spelman College, Junior, English major, Brooklyn, NY

Goals: After graduating college, my goal is to attend law school. After attending law school I will become a prosecutor in which I will prosecute crimes against women and children. After practicing for seven years, I plan to sit as a judge.

Quote: “As a change agent I plan to serve as a positive role model for the students and particularly to the young girls. I plan to teach the young girls about confidence, being their own beautiful self and providing them with STEPS that will allow them to succeed as they graduate and succeed in life.”

Positions on Campus:

Spelman College Residence Hall Association Executive Board

Spelman College Community Standards Review Board

Peer Assistant Leader

This summer: I was a camp counselor at New Grace Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Jahlessa is serving as a Change Agent serving at Bethune Elementary School.