Mickey Evans, a sophomore Business Marketing Major at Queens University of Charlotte, is a servant leader who is passionate about making positive impacts in her community. Mickey has served at a variety of non-profits, including Head Start, Room at the Inn, and Safe Homes Rape Crisis Coalition. Most recently, she traveled to Laos with the Queens University rugby team to work with marginalized youth and empower young women through sport and physical activity. Her participation in this program allowed her to increase her cultural competency and support young women in Laos develop their individual knowledge and skillset, and cultivate their leadership skills. Mickey’s commitment to the community is evident in her willingness to balance her time to serve while achieving academic excellence and being a student athlete.
As a child, I was introduced to Homes- Rape Crisis Coalition, a nonprofit that provides advocacy services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. My involvement with the organization provided me with invaluable experiences that ignited my interest, not only in pursuing the root causes of interpersonal violence, but also in improving the conditions of other underserved populations in my community. Currently, I serve at Room in the Inn, a community-based program that provides shelter and meals to our homeless neighbors. This opportunity allows me to continue to work with individuals who experience societal systems that not only fail to stop the cycle of violence, but also hinder escape and healing. During this past winter break, I represented the United States and Queens University through the International Sports Program Initiative that focuses on empowering marginalized youth through sport. My peers and I traveled to Laos to help empower girls, young women, and their communities to utilize the social change model through sport and physical activity. I look forward to participating in this program and anticipate the experience being yet another wonderful opportunity to share ideas and enhance my abilities to affect positive change where it is most needed.