Monae A. White | YELD National Representative
Hannah Jenarine | YELD Youth
Hannah Jenarine is a 16-year-old High School Junior. Her aspiration is to become a better person mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically which is a thirst that can only be quenched through self-mastery. For the last three years, Hannah has spent the majority of her time seeking advice from keynote speakers, mentors, and motivational experts. She has dedicated herself to personal development and has embarked on a journey of self-discovery and excellence. Hannah has a desire to serve others as well as a passion for public speaking.
At home, Hannah spends a minimum of 45 minutes a day reading, listening to inspirational audios, and creating personal development workbooks. To date, she has created three workbooks. In school, Hannah created a “Secrets of Success Club” where students meet monthly to learn how to succeed in school and in life. Hannah discusses topics on how to overcome procrastination, learning from failure, and conquering worry and stress. She also works with Middle School students. Hannah created her very own YouTube Channel called the ‘Secrets of Success’. Her other accomplishments include the development of several self-help workbooks.
Monae White notes youth leadership as a critical component for the creation of a more just and equitable national framework. In order to address the litany of issues facing our nation, we need youth who have the passion, dedication and resolve to fully engage with complex ideas and systems.
I believe that self-awareness is a fundamental component in developing one's sense and style of leadership. We need to be firm in our values, critically aware of our biases and mindful of how both affect the construction of our ideas. These internal dialogues also influence how we perceive ourselves, how we show up in the world and how we engage with others. Thus conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives, and desires is a critical step as we encourage youth to be active in creating our future.
Monae A. White is the former Special Projects Manager for the White House Liaison Office at the U.S Department of Education. She served in the administration of President Barack Obama for over two years upon her graduation from Spelman College. Monae also interned in the offices of a Maryland U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative. In 2016, she was selected to receive the John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta through a partnership with Humanity in Action and The Center for Civil and Human Rights.
At Spelman, Monae served as the Director of the Spelman College Mock Trial Team and an Associate in the Spelman College Social Justice Fellows Program. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science.
Caleb Wyatt | YELD Youth
Caleb is a Community College student and serves as President of the Campus Crusaders for Christ. He has had the opportunity to lead in multiple areas of his life, both in secular and spiritual positions. Caleb sees his leadership as something that is a part of a calling and along with it comes a lot of responsibility. He believes that how you portray yourself and how you carry yourself are critical because people are always looking to you as an example. Leadership for Caleb is about loving, how you love others, how you love yourself and how you love God.
Caleb believes that in his area of leadership, the love for God, self, and others are crucial to being successful in having others follow whatever you are leading because from love comes passion. When people see that you have a passion, they become inspired and trust you in leading the mission. As a leader, you must be able to walk ahead, and this develops the vision. If you have a vision, you have something to which you can commit. If you are fully determined to lead others, and you are willing to build your credibility through your organization, your attitude, and your communication, then you can prepare yourself for a lifetime of leadership.