Being a part of United Leadership Inc was an amazing experience. The group I was selected to be a member of were all from different backgrounds. We went from complete strangers, into a family over night. The group leader, Chyna Sawyers, was every bit of what to expect out of a leader. Dr. Tee trained them well, so they could turn around and train us. The voter initiative put me out of my comfort zone to interact with people over than my friends. This experience has also taught me things to help me on my job with Congressman Bennie G. Thompson. This organization may be small now, but in the future I will be proud that I was a part.
Ashley Shelby, JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY
As a Unite intern, I have the opportunity to improve my skill in teamwork by collaborating with brilliant student leaders. * I have been able to step out of my comfort zone, which has expedited my leadership growth * Exposure to incredible opportunities
Rolake Okanlawon, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
These past few months serving as a HBCU Project Manager Intern for Unite Inc has been memorable. It has not only developed me as a leader on campus, but also within my community. Unite Inc has provided me with resources, experience and lessons to help me grow as an individual, student, leader and more.
Chelsea Okoroh, BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY
Being an intern for Unite Inc. has been an amazing experience that has impacted my life in numerous ways. The valuable lessons I have learned from each project and each team meeting have instilled many lessons that I will carry with me everywhere I go throughout life. Being a part of Unite Inc. has allowed me to grow not only as a leader within the program, but also within my school, community, and everybody I interact with. I have been able to benefit from Unite Inc. by enhancing my communication skills, learning to work with a diverse range of individuals while being creative, prioritizing my time, and being influenced by many while being an influence to others.
Tamera Edwards, FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Unite Inc. has helped me bring my college campus closer together. We were able to bring their initiate to Rust College which not only helped us become more knowledgeable about politics in our own community but also how to organize our own programs.
Najee El-Amin, RUST COLLEGE
I benefited from unite in so many ways. Unite brought people together to make change. Unite acted as a engine for networking like minded people to make the world a better place.
Robert Thomas, EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE
UNITE inc gave me the opportunity to work on my leadership while taking on different projects. I was also able to work on my communication skills and I learnt how to meet people where they are. This enabled me to adjust and adapt to get results. The most important take away from this experience was the importance of building relationships and rapport
Chyna Sawyers, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Unite Inc. has made room for my professional development which resulted in many opportunities. The program paved ways for me to build rapport, grow confidence and help others along the way. I still remember the first day the interns and I were given our first task. It was either sink or swim. The constant reminders from Dr.Tee and the Unite Family was uplifting and up to this day I can still count on them.
Andrea McIntosh, HARRIS STOWE STATE UNIVERSITY
Unite helped the NC A&T NAACP raise money to provide new opportunities to our memebers. Personal, it taught me the importance of being persistence and delegating task.
Avionna Burns, NORTH CAROLINA A&T
My experience with Unite was enriched with influence to be a part of something bigger than myself. It fostered bonds, my interpersonal skills with team work, impact for the Black vote and the importance of the Black for students like myself at HBCU’s. I got to meet some awesome people virtually and even though there were times I wanted to give in I have people to thank like Chyna and Dr. Tee who poured encouraging words into my life to keep me going. I would do it again for sure!
A-Chai’a Jackson, FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY
The experience I have gained through working with Unite was one of a kind. They always showed their appreciation and care towards all participants but pushed us to be go getters. It was an one in a lifetime experience they provided by networking us with other HBCU students while serving our community to make a lasting impact on the world but most importantly, our schools.