Super mentor, Katekia Allen


The Washtenaw Youth Mentoring Coalition honored Yspilanti native
Katekia Allen in January, naming her the “Super Mentor” of the year for her
work with EMU GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate
Programs). Allen has served at Willow Run and Ypsilanti High Schools,
increasing participation in the afterschool programs. “Ms. Allen helped us grow
a strong young women’s leadership program at two of our high schools,” says
Kelli Hatfi eld, GEAR UP site director, “She is a fantastic mentor, leader, chaperone
and marketing agent for youth opportunities.”