FRJ Volunteer Highlight - Ahmari Benton

FRJ’s newest addition is Milwaukee native Ahmari Benton!  Ahmari is a Junior interdisciplinary art major at Howard University where her interdisciplinary studies combine fashion design and painting.  In addition to being the only honors student in the fashion design department and one of two honors students in the painting department, this fabulous young lady is actively involved on campus.  This is how much:  

  • In the fall of 2016, Ahmari was inducted into Howard University’s section of the esteemed National Council of Negro Women

  • After a highly competitive application process, Ahmari accepted a volunteer position with the Howard University Homecoming Committee, during which she primarily served as a Fashion Show Volunteer

  • Later in the school year, Ahmari served the community of Newark, New Jersey, as a Team Leader during Howard’s Alternative Spring Break program. This program had the purpose of increasing socio-economic awareness, socio-political awareness, and high school retention in the city.

  • Ahmari is excited to serve as the 2017 Education Project Coordinator for Howard University’s Annual Day of Service program this coming fall

Ahmari is passionate about education reform and arts education in urban communities, and she plans to study education policy abroad upon the completion of her undergraduate studies.  FRJ is fortunate and excited to have Ahmari share this passion as our summer volunteer, where she will be focusing on curriculum writing for our pilot program.  Therefore, we just had to highlight her, while welcoming her to the FRJ family! WELCOME to the family Ahmari!

Written by:

Chanell Hasty