Aieshya was a member of our after-school programs, Leaders Club and C.I.A. (Changing Into An Adult). She stated the following concerning her positive experiences at YUMADAOP:
“The impact YUMADAOP had on my life from an adolescent to an adult has been significant. YUMADAOP reinforced the life lessons instilled in me by my family.Being young, a minority, in a depressed environment such as Youngstown, OH are all components to either a gloomy ending or a long lasting misery. YUMADOAP made sure we had the appropriate armor needed to survive the perils in our everyday lives. YUMADAOP was the passage for us to venture to places, not even our minds could imagine. We were able to meet influential people, find out their stories and realize we too could be successful. We were able to calm our fears and lower our guards and just be kids with dreams because of YUMADAOP. I am thankful for YUMADOAP because it made me feel protected, know I was respected and know my future was invested in, so I could be the person I am today.”
Aieshya graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008 with degrees in Finance and Africana Studies. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. She is also the owner of Majestic Roots Naturals, LLC. Majestic Roots Naturals is a natural based beauty product line available at www.majesticroots.com. Aieshya currently resides in Philadelphia, PA working as an Underwriter for Independence Blue Cross insurance company.