Deneja Atkins, a 20- year young sophomore pursuing an English major degree, virtually, through HBCU Delaware State University. When she is not immersing herself in the high demands of her education, Deneja devotes her time to writing and creating music. Deneja’s experience comes from parenting her younger sisters from a very early age due to the rigorous conditions of their environment. Miss Atkins believes her upbringing encouraged her to work with the youth in places such as school classrooms, community outreach programs, and virtual sessions. Deneja’s goal is to be a positive role model and inspire students to do their best and set goals for themselves. HKYO looks forward to her contributions.