Hey my name is Amaya Brockington and I am from Columbia, SC. I currently attend The University of South Carolina Upstate and majoring in Community Health with a minor in Criminal Justice; Class of 2024. I’m very passionate about serving and uplifting the people in our communities. As a member of the illustrious Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated I engage in various service projects to those in need.
Not only do I aspire to help the overall community but also the campus at USCU; I am Student Body Vice President and Vice President of the NAACP. Black female mentorship is very important to me because having someone to talk to or connect with that looks like you is vital. There is something very unique about mentoring someone who understands you and share the same struggles. I hope to encourage girls to follow their dreams no matter the obstacles, seek higher education and to never give up. I want to help provide academic, social, self esteem and career guidance as well. Serena Williams said
“The success of every women should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up, make sure you’re very courageous; be strong, be extremely kind and above all be humble.” I love this quote because as black women we must uplift each other especially when society tries to tear us down. By mentoring young black females we are preparing and advising the new generation to break through stereotypes and create a path for them to be success in the future.