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MyRM Interview- Ms. Lakia Echols, founder of MMMP

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Ms. Echols will be our guest to talk about her, her work, her organization and projects for the community. Please join us as we talk with her to learn more and see how we can help her in accomplishing her goals.

Being a Far Rockaway resident for over 30 years, I can truly say I have seen a lot of changes within my community. After high school, I pursued a military career with the United States Army Reserve, which I have been serving faithfully for over 10 years. Within this time I was able to accomplish a degree in computer science and currently pursuing bachelors in community health.

While serving overseas in Kuwait from 2004-2006, I was able to experience working doing community development.  When I returned home I actually wanted to go back overseas but what made me stay at home was the 3 killings of the kids in the summer of 2006.  From there I realize I wanted to work in my community helping the young adults.

MakeMyMotherProud name was developed in 2006. The objective of MMMP is to provide guidance and motivation to the youths in the Far Rockaway Community to achieving their goals.  The youths will be able to express the needs and wants within their community then implement plans on how to development their creative ideas to make their community a better one.