Improving access to mental health services for low income communities.
With an entrepreneurial and persevering spirit, Paris hopes to own her own business in the future. This spirit became evident when she founded Strong African American Female Empowerment (SAAFE) at her school. This social group provides a safe and accepting environment for African American girls in high school while equipping them to serve as mentors for middle schoolers. Paris plans the groups’ community events to discuss relevant and important social issues such as healthy relationships, mental health, and self-esteem.
Paris is passionate about meeting and connecting with new people that allow her to expand her perspective and develop new communication and leadership skills. She aims to one day address mental health in a community like hers, saying “It is my goal to create an organization that can stand as a pillar and safe haven to the community, offering free psych evaluations and financial assistance so that people struggling with mental illness know they are not alone.”
- Co-Founder of Strong African American Female Empowerment (SAAFE)
- Basketball Team Manager
- African American Leaders of Tomorrow