UEHS senior Bri Attey-Mouanjo has been an advocate for youth throughout her years in U-E. Even a pandemic could not stop her from
sharing her personal experiences and finding ways to help others.
Bri has spoken on community and national panels on how the pandemic has affected her and her peers. Bri shares her experience below:
“I was invited to sit on a community panel during the fall of 2020 in which I spoke about being a caregiver for my sister during the pandemic. This opportunity was given to me by my advisor in the 4-H Urban Neighborhoods Improved Through Youth (UNITY.) My UNITY adviser was contacted by the director of the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Forum for Children's Well-being asking if I could speak on a recorded panel of students and families from across the country about my mental well-being throughout quarantine.
After speaking on that panel, I was asked to speak once again on a NASEM panel that was held in May. This was a follow-up on how my mental well-being at school and at home has changed, remained static, or improved since the last time I spoke.
It has been great meeting other kids from across the country and listening to their experiences during quarantine and how they're trying to help their communities return to normal.”
Thank you, Bri for your outstanding work!