Advisory Council Member
Mona and her family lived on the streets and moved from one homeless shelter to another until the age of 13. A few short years later she was honored by the President of the United States in the Oval Office. After receiving her coveted Boys & Girls Clubs of America “National Youth of the Year Award” at 17, Mona was appointed to serve as the youngest member of a U.S. Presidential Community Service Committee alongside four other distinguished individuals.
At 18, Mona was also named one of the “Most Influential Black Women,” alongside Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama, by Essence Magazine. This has all led to her being awarded over $100,000 in scholarships, sharing the stage with “A” list celebrities, being featured in the national media, being an opening Boys & Girls Club fundraiser on a Lauren Daigle tour, and starring in a national campaign commercial with Mark Wahlberg.
Mona, at 29, is currently pursuing her doctorate in organizational leadership and empowering others while speaking for corporate companies, schools, youth organizations, fundraisers, graduations, parent organizations, and homeless shelters.