Shakeya Britton '12 is serving on the 2013 Governing Board for the National Youth Leadership Network (www.nyln.org). She was also featured in an article in alife, the official magazine of The Christian & Missionary Alliance. The article can be viewed at http://www.alliancelife.org/article.php?id=372.
Shakeya is from Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Nyack with a Bachelors of Science in Social Work. Her passion is advocating and becoming a positive role model for young people with disabilities. Shakeya is always looking for ways to live out her passion. She represented the United States in Mobility International USA (MIUSA), 2011 U.S./Spain: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Disability Rights Leadership Exchange Program. This life-changing experience allowed her to participate in workshops and discussions focused on disability rights laws, education, employment, media and strategies for disability rights leadership. She was able to use the information gained from the exchange program to facilitate a workshop to inform the Brooklyn residents about Spain’s disability policies and encourage people to become advocates in their own communities. She is also the 2012 Harris Wofford Global Service Fellowship Recipient, which offers individuals with disabilities the unique opportunity to participate in an international volunteer program. She will be volunteering in Cape Town, South Africa in the summer of 2013.