Ashley Young, originally from Maysville, North Carolina is a College Counselor at Charles R. Drew Charter School. Young graduated from North Carolina State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Interpersonal Communication. In 2011, she obtained a Master’s degree in Student Affairs Counseling from Clemson University. Young has several years of experience in college access and the field of college admissions combined, with a particular interest in supporting under-resourced and first-generation college students, currently serving as a College Counselor at Charles R. Drew Charter School.
Recipient of the "Counselor that Changes Lives" Award and the Myron Burney Award for Inclusion & Access, she had dedicated her her life to serving others and creating equitable spaces for all. Young is a member of the Board of Directors for the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC) and serves as an undocumented student activist and professor at Freedom University.
Brigitte Mabry is a communication and broadcast professional that leads teams to exceed client expectations. In her previous role at Turner, she partnered with IT to support the operational processes for the content supply chain and the direct-to-consumer initiatives. She is currently employed by Katz Networks supporting Bounce TV In the Ad Sales Division.
Brigitte is passionate about helping young people reach their peak potential. She coaches them from high school throughout college to gain internships, scholarships and frontline employment within her business, Peak Advisory Specialist. She also supports people within her community by volunteering with various educational and scholarship organizations and was selected as a board member for The 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation in 2018.
Shean Smith is Quality Control Specialist for Warner Media in Atlanta, Georgia. and has been with the Company for 22 years. While working at Warner Media, I have participated and volunteered in numerous events and organizations such as, College Career Day, Mentored High School students, Turner Volunteer and Turner Day Team Leader. I have always had a passion for working with young people, it brings me joy to see young people excel. I currently volunteer with Big Brothers and Sisters, Member of the Atlanta Bethune-Cookman Alumni Association, Bethune- Cookman Alumni Recruiter Atlanta Region, Mentor students at Bethune-Cookman and Howard Universities.I have mastered the skills of communications and have developed great skill assets on working with the youth. My passion resides in helping people and growing to learn more about our great generational gap.
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