YPL: Why did you decide to get involved with United Way of Greater Atlanta’s YPL group?Shamriel: I decided to get involved in YPL because community service and advocacy is near to my heart, and as a young professional in Atlanta I’m always looking for cool opportunities to network with like minded individuals. This group combined two things I love to do in one perfect fit. I’ve met some amazing individuals and done a lot of good things in the community through YPL.
YPL: What aspect of United Way’s work in the community are you most passionate about supporting?
Shamriel: I am most passionate about supporting the disadvantaged in their efforts to navigate high school and the transition into college. I enjoy being able to assist with applications and help with job fairs and really provide vital information about how to be a successful adult despite your background.
YPL: What is your favorite quote?
Shamriel: “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali