Inspired by Mona Foundation
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Mona Dixon and her family lived on the streets and moved from one homeless shelter to another until she turned 13 years old. A few short years later, after receiving her coveted Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) “National Youth of the Year Award,” she was awarded over $100,000 in scholarships and honored by The President of the United States in the Oval Office.
At 18, Mona was also named one of the “Most Influential Black Women,” alongside Oprah and Michelle Obama, by Essence Magazine. This has all led to her being in the BGCA PSA with over 20 celebrity alumni including national spokespersons Denzel Washington and Jennifer Lopez, being featured in the national media, and starring in a national campaign commercial with Mark Wahlberg for Taco Bell Foundation for Teens. Mona was later appointed by President Obama to serve as the youngest member of a U.S. Presidential Community Service Committee alongside four other distinguished individuals. Her most recent adventure consisted of a 13-city tour with Grammy Award winning artist Lauren Daigle, raising donations for Boys & Girls Clubs of America and local Clubs.
Mona, at 28, is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership and empowering others while speaking for corporate companies, schools, non-profit organizations, and fundraisers.