Baiyina Jihad is a native of Atlanta who was raised in the communities of West End and East Atlanta. Baiyina loved the city so much she attended Georgia State University. During her senior year in college, she applied and got accepted to Teach for America. She is now entering her 4th year of teaching 3rd-grade reading and writing at her placement school.
During her teaching, she noticed a startling pattern; a large number of students enter 3rd grade reading below their grade level. Thus, inspiring Beyond the Classroom. As a solo founder, she participated in numerous programs such as Goodie Nation, 4.0 schools and Female Founder school to receive mentorship and capital. She was featured in Hypopatmus and Fast Company.
She is currently working on her third pilot of Beyond the Classroom and expanding her partnerships with organizations and individuals.
Jamine Moton, CEO of Skylar Security, has 15+ years of Law Enforcement and Private Security experience. She served as a Law Enforcement Professional for a Metro Atlanta Police Department. Jamine has 10+ years of experience in corporate training and development, security process strategy and assessments, security team management and concept implementation.
Jamine holds a Master’s degree in Training and Development and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. Both degrees were received from Clemson University.
Kiara Henry serves as a Panther LEAP Peer Mentor and an Executive Board member for the Georgia State Chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization. Henry is also an honors student in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Journalism with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She is also a proud alumna of the WomenLead program.
Henry is committed to bringing value to students in her roles by connecting them with resources around Georgia State University and the city of Atlanta to guide them through their goals. Her training as a Cultural Ambassador for Georgia State University and her passion for social justice motivates her to create inclusive environments for the diverse student population she serves in her role as a student leader.
She envisions expanding her commitment to social justice and inclusion outside of Georgia State University to entrepreneurship. She plans to achieve this goal by making ethics the forefront of her digital marketing business. Henry uses the journalistic style of writing in combination with visual elements of graphic design, photography, and videography to tell authentic stories through digital media.
Connect with Kiara on LinkedIn.