in society but, powerful women. I would like to think that I am a part of the process. They're depending on me to represent them well and I don't plan on letting my sisters down."
Jamilya says this organization has given her a sense of belonging. "I'm the only female child in my family. This organization has given me sisters whom I can talk, vent, cry, and laugh within a safe and positive space."
Her biggest influences are her parents. "They support me in everything. Not only my hopes and dreams but everything I've set my mind to."
My platform for the year is "P.EA.R.L.S. Strong". P.EA.R.L.S. has gone through so much this year. We've had members and mentors lose family members, my sisters had to miss experiencing prom and celebrating their graduation with family and friends due to COVID-19. Even in the midst of all this, we are all here for one another. So through this platform, I want to create more unity in our organization from all parties. I want to lead P.E.A.R.L.S. in a powerful and strong direction. To show them that even in the negative there are still positive areas as well.
She has high aspirations of graduating from high school in her junior year. After graduation, she plans on attending the University of Southern Mississippi majoring in criminal justice. She wants to become a judge.