Founder's Note: I was inspired to receive the below note in my inbox over the weekend, from an aspiring financial dignity leader and silver rights worker for this generation, Ms. Chevon Miles of Hampton University. Operation HOPE, as a nonprofit organization ourselves, cannot often sponsor others but we were proud to provide some modest but important support to and for Ms. Miles. Read and be inspired yourself.
Saturday, October 1, 2011, will be a day that I will always remember as the day when I, Chevon Krystina Miles, participated in the 17th Annual MissHampton University Scholarship Pageant. Unfortunately I didn't win the title of Miss Hampton University , but I did learn more about myself than I had ever known. What I learned was that:
- I can and will accomplish any of my dreams with hard work and dedication
- I am comfortable with myself in more ways then one
- I have the best family, friends, and support system a young woman could ever dream of.
I received the award for the “Outstanding Fundraiser”, which I could not have done that without all of your support. I will continue my platform of "Bringing awareness to and improving financial literacy-one school at a time" first on Hampton 's campus through the MasterCard Are You Credit Wise? college intern program, and as I build up some support on campus I will reach out to the local Hampton City high schools.
Chevon Miles is a senior at Hampton University majoring in Marketing. In addition to her role as an AYCW? intern, she served as the President of the Caribbean Pre-Amuni Council, serves as a member of the Senior Executive Council, and the American Marketing Association. Known on her campus for her culinary skills, creativity and leadership. This past summer, Chevon interned with the Consumer Marketing department at MasterCard. Her career aspirations include; opening up her own catering and event planning company and eventually starting up recreation centers for children in both urban and suburban communities.