Michigan State University Student, Myya Jones Is Running For Mayor Of Detroit
There are several organizations that that you can get involved in to make a difference concerning anything that matters to you.
One 22 year old has decided to get involved in a big way. Detroit native Myya D. Jones is running for Mayor of Detroit. This is her senior year at Michigan State University.
— Myya D. Jones (@MyyaDJones) January 1, 2017
Let’s Talk Experience
Jones has worked as a Google Student Ambassador and an intern on Capitol Hill. These experiences play a key role in Myya’s decision to pursue a career in politics.
Myya had a difficult background which in many ways parallels her constituents. As a child, Jones was abused and had to take on the responsibility of caring for her five siblings after her mom was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
She is a fighter and is thriving in college and within her career. She ultimately wants to help those who’ve felt helpless, unprotected or unheard.
“We can’t forget about the people who have to live in Detroit. We need to create more opportunities for people to have jobs, for them to be financially literate,” she told the Metro Times.
But those aren’t the only plans she has for Detroit.
She also hopes to improve the local police force, connect with the city’s youth and advocate for mental health awareness. Last year, she even penned an essay for The Huffington Post on the significance of pushing forward with the discussion on mental health.
“I have lots of plans for the neighborhoods,” Jones said. “I want people to be able to walk down the street and go to the park. I want to clean up our streets and make sure we have block clubs and neighborhood clubs. I want to make sure people feel a responsibility to their neighborhood. Right now those things aren’t happening.”
How Can You Get Envolved
La'Shawn Chambers310 Posts
Part Owner of CampusLATELY/ blogger contributor. A graduate of Prairie View A&M University and proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.