Former Miss Southern University and CEO of ‘We Are Educated’ Ayanna Spivey Dedicates Her 26th Birthday To Raising HBCU Scholarship Funds
We Are Educated, LLC is a nonprofit organization that strives to preserve the legacy and heritage of HBCUs by inspiring the youth and elevating the African American community through service and promoting higher learning and the ultimate college experience with a primary focus on high school students in urban areas.
“I started ‘We Are Educated’ because I wanted to show how amazing HBCUs and their students, alumni, and professors are while providing scholarships,” said Ayanna Spivey, CEO of ‘We Are Educated, LLC’.
Education is extremely important to Spivey as she attended Southern University where she served as Miss Southern University and was featured in EBONY magazine, she is a member of the Alpha Tau chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and recently graduated from California Baptist University with a Masters of Science in Higher Education Leadership and Student Development.
WAE awarded their first scholarship in the amount of $750 in 2016, and this year they are hoping to increase the amount to $2600 in celebration of Ayanna’s 26th birthday!
“I was just thankful I was able to give the $750 out of my own pocket to help her with her books and whatever other school supplies she needed as she journeyed to Howard University,” the California native said.
We Are Educated‘s aim is to increase HBCU enrollment while also providing scholarships to assist students pursuing degrees from HBCUs.
In the past the former social work major and the WAE team were also able to raise $1600 in scholarships for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities,
The July campaign can help students from all around the world get the opportunity to receive a quality higher education. The campaign began on July 1 and will go through July 30. All gifts and donations will begin being shipped on July 20.
As a gift to anyone who donates $20 or more, he/she will receive a WAE classic t-shirt and for every donation $30 or more he/she will receive a WAE classic crewneck sweatshirt while supplies last.
WAE on social media also highlights HBCU business owners and entrepreneurs to show how multidimensional the students HBCUs produce but to also give these businesses an opportunity for exposure and potential consumers! Please join the movement, follow WAE on social media, and tag any HBCU alumni, student entrepreneurs, brands, business owners or creatives and the HBCUs they represent!
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Follow E'Vonne: Instagram: @forever_evonne Twitter: @EVonneGipson SC: @byevonnegipson E'Vonne Gipson is an award winning journalist from Missouri City, TX. She is a graduate of Grambling State University where she received a B.A. degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in journalism and public relations. Gipson has written for several publications including Sheen Magazine, HBCU Buzz, The Black Beat, The News-Star, The Ruston Daily Leader, JubileeMag.com, and Houston Style Magazine. She is a former business reporting intern at Abilene Reporter-News in Abilene, TX and a current social media intern for MC Lyte's Hip Hop Sisters Network. She first began her journalism career writing for her school's newspaper "The Gramblinite". In 2016, Gipson worked with the Web Department at Houston television station, KHOU-11 TV where she gained professional photography and social media skills. Gipson is currently a producer at USA Today Network newspaper, The News-Star in Monroe. She is a member of The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.