Tennessee Chapter Leader
Jamila McCoy answered her calling, early on, serving as a youth advocate. One of her earliest experiences was as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, acting as a voice for abused and neglected children, within the NJ foster care system. She has also spent time as an English Language Learner Coach, focusing primarily on teaching grammar and literacy skills to young adults. Committed to empowering school-aged children to recognize the value in living a life of service, she piloted an all girls, peer-peer mentorship program, last year; and is in the process of creating a non-profit organization, to fully support this mission. Jamila is currently working alongside one of her state representatives, seeking approved legislation, requiring the inclusion of a social media literacy component, to TN’s educational curriculum. She has invited a group of local high-schoolers to the table, and is challenging them to be change-agents, for issues that directly impact their everyday lives. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology, with over 16 years’ experience as a chemist and research professional. Please email her, if you are interested in becoming a part of this newly formed chapter and urgent social movement: MLN.TNChapter@gmail.com.