Session 6 of the 2017 DigCitSummit
#NotAboutThemWithoutThem: How can adults and children/youth work together to #UseTech4Good? – Hear thoughts from BRAVE Girls Leadership founder Meaghan Davis and team leaders Mar Amador and Jamiah Bennett.
Meaghan Davis is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BRAVE Girls Leadership Inc. She first established BRAVE in the Spring of 2013 while working as a high school social studies teacher. Her development of BRAVE was initially inspired by her work with students as a classroom teacher.
She truly believes in the positive power of students and she is determined to support students in their discovery of their best self and realize their own full potential to be BRAVE.
Meaghan continues to be inspired and challenged everyday by the words, actions and stories of courageous people, especially students, who contribute to making the world a better place for all.
Mar is the Mentoring Team Leader and Elementary Intern for BRAVE Girls Leadership Inc. As part of BRAVE for three years now, they continue to return due to the welcoming and loving sense of family BRAVE has given them.
Mar hopes to provide all students and incoming members an equal amount of love and support so that they may too find a home within BRAVE.
Mar seeks to make the world a better place each day by speaking up for others and encouraging respect for all humans. They are currently studying Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut and hope to one day become a child advocate.
Jamiah is a sophomore at UConn as an undecided major. Over the past year, Jamiah has been galvanized by her work with BRAVE Girls Leadership, and she looks forward to another year working with the nonprofit. She sees her work and BRAVE’s mission to help others around the world be self-empowered and be the best version of themselves as her life goal. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, and listening to music.