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YEP Alumni – Where are they now?

Meet Moriah Stice, former Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) Chair and a 2015 graduate of Sycamore High School. During her three years in the YEP program, Moriah had many opportunities for leadership development and embracing philanthropy. Recently, we had a chance for a quick interview to see what she’s up to.

So where is Moriah now and did the YEP program have an impact on her life after high school? Let’s find out!

Meet Moriah Stice

(Q) Who are you and where did you go to school?
(A) My name is Moriah Stice, and I went to Sycamore High School, graduating class of 2015.

(Q) How many years were you in YEP?
(A) I was in YEP for three years, and served as Chair.

(Q) Where are you now and what are you up to?
(A) I am a student at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. I am a Mathematics and Economics double major with a Computer Science minor.

(Q) What is a recent accomplishment you are proud of?
(A) My research paper on the impact of education on the level of wealth of countries across the world. I am also committed to study abroad in Paris next semester!

(Q) How did YEP shape what you are doing now?
(A) YEP has made me more conscious of needs in my surrounding community. Although it has not directly shaped my career path, I believe YEP provided me with a broader view of the people around me. Also, many communities have a community foundation, so once I graduate I will know where to look to volunteer based on the positive experiences I had at the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

(Q) What were some of your greatest takeaways from YEP?
(A) I became a stronger leader through my involvement in YEP and learned how to have a professional discussion, which has been very helpful. YEP also made me more comfortable with speaking to adults, especially in higher intensity situations. I believe this new comfort level in speaking helped with scholarships and job interviews.

(Q) How are you currently (or plan to in the near future) giving of your time, talent, and treasure?
(A) I was a coach for Girls on the Run this past semester and absolutely loved it! I am looking to continue to seek out volunteer activities in the future as well.

(Q) If you could pass on any knowledge or advice to current YEP members, what would that be?
(A) Make the most of it! YEP is such a unique program that very few people have the opportunity to participate in. So participate in YEP as fully as you can, attending all of the meetings and participating in as many other opportunities that YEP provides as you can!

Learn even more about Moriah in her video interview!

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