My name is Dawah Dawud Imaan. I was born Douglas Andre Chavers III. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York. I am the Chairman of Teens In Progress. My vision in life is to bring forth a Utopia!
Peace, love, unity, equal rights, and justice. We are all one. As soon as mankind realize this, we can proceed to the next level of understanding. Knowledge is power. Self education is key in gaining knowledge of self. You must be completely intact with your mind, body, and soul. I am a Muslim, reading The Holy Quran gives me a full understanding of life. I am on a mission, and that is to save the world! I am ready and willing to give my life for this cause. It is time for us to pick up the torch and make our imprint in history. The time is now. SEIZE THE TIME!!!
Jasmin Whoozer King, is a 21 year old Entrepreneur. A "Born Native" of Buffalo, NY Her first 3 years of High School she attended Riverside Technology before transferring over to South Park for her senior year. Upon graduating she decided she would attend Alfred State for Business Management. During her time at Riverside, she accomplished being an active team member of the track team, captain of her cheer leading squad & the voice of the students for AM Black history announcements every February.
She began volunteering in 2007 for community service & in 2008 due to her dedication she was nominated & became president of her community service club. She's worked with many group's including: March Of Dimes, Gilda's Club, Top's, Riverside Clean Up, The Sleep Out, Corner Stone Manor, Breast Cancer Foundation & many more before she was invited to join Teens In Progress.
Jasmin's involvement with Teens In Progress has open up many opportunities, from Radio/Tv interviews, Protest, Debates, Rally's, & much much more. When asked what motivates her to continue to be apart of Teens In Progress she responded "Paulette & Corey (founders of Teens in Progress) motivate's me, it seems like the world has turned a blind eye to the youth, & they haven't." "A power couple that continue's to make a difference in their community is something that I inspire to be, I WILL be." "I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for TIP!"
Nigel McClinton attended McKinley High School where his interest in electrical engineering began. After high school he continued his education by earning the necessary certifications to become an electrical engineer. Currently, he is seeking professional positions and hopes to own his own business.
Since 2009 Mr. McClinton has been helping relieve his community of gang violence. As President of Teens in Progress he is able to advocate against gang violence while providing alternative activities for teens at risk. He is devoted to helping his community because he believes the next generation deserves better opportunities and it is in the hands of his generation to lead the way.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Le Cordon Bleu Atlanta Student
My name is Marshay Miller. I'm a 22 year old native of West Palm Beach FL but I grew up in Buffalo NY. My dream growing up was to be a chef so I worked as hard as I could to achieve that. My goals in life are to be the owner of a five star restaurant, own property and open a foundation for less fortunate kids. Some of my accomplishments are being on the basketball team in high school as well as being a runner up in the Young Miss Buffalo Pageant and doing community service.
My motivation in life is my mother because she raised me to be an independent young women and also Mrs. Paulette from Teens in Progress motivates me to strive for excellence also watching other young ladies strive for greatness motivates me because I know they look to me for a good example. I'm proud to be a member of Teen In Progress and to all the young boys and girls out there keep your eyes on the prize you can do whatever you put your mind to. I have provided a link for any one who would like to donate to my school fund or even if you wanna keep up with my progress in school and remember you all rock.