Yayla is a rising 6th grader and she has attended Freedom School for the last two years. She is a quiet leader with a wonderful demeanor and bright spirit.

Yayla likes to cheer and dance and is truly loved by all who have the pleasure of spending time with her! She encourages her peers through her words and deeds. Yayla maintains a positive attitude, is optimistic and always engages in the activities.

She says in her time with CIS, she’s learned how to handle problems in a different way and she has grown close to many of our Freedom School staff members.

“Mrs. Keisha: She don’t play. Mr. Nixon: [I like] his energy. I like all of them because they are fun,” said Yayla.

Staff agree it’s has been awesome getting to know Yayla and so many of her family members! Communities In Schools has supported her brother and cousins over the years and we are so glad that we get to support her as well!

Yayla will be attending Nobel Middle School in the fall and we can’t wait to see the fantastic things that she will do in middle school! She wants to become a doctor when she gets older and we know that she is going to be an amazing agent of change in the future.

Stay tuned because this girl is going GREAT places and we can’t wait to be a part of it!