Student of the Month :: Lachelle Black
Posted: June 20, 2012
“(Peer mentoring) will be hands on experience with leadership."
Incoming Turner Technical High School Senior Lachelle Black said Youth L.E.A.D. has given her important social and leadership skills to advance in her future career of law.
“I changed my social skills. I was not a person that would talk to people that much,” Lachelle said. “But working with people (at the farmers’ market) I had no choice. It helps with my future career - I want to be a lawyer. Eventually, I’ll have to learn how to network and socialize. Working at the farmer’s market really helps because you have to talk to customers.”
Apart from working on her social skills, Youth L.E.A.D. has helped Lachelle transform her dietary and environmental habits.
“I eat less meat and I have stopped eating fast food altogether.” Lachelle said. She added that she is also trying to reduce her waste by bringing in her leftover fruit rinds and eggshells to be composted at the farmers’ market.
This upcoming fall, she will be building on her newly developed social skills and environmental and health knowledge as one of six newly appointed peer mentors.
“It sounds good to go to another level. When you’re mentoring, you’re helping someone. It makes me feel more responsible as a person – I will help someone else to get the same experience I did,” Lachelle said.
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