Mikita Thompson has served the University of Baltimore and greater Baltimore community in numerous ways. Born and raised in Baltimore, Ms. Thompson has seen first-hand the need for greater civic engagement and the need for greater opportunity for Baltimore residents. She works within neighborhoods, both 1-on-1 and in groups, to share information with high school students, assisting them with scholarship applications, building their financial skills, and teaching them basic design and craft skills.
Ms. Thompson has a passion for financial literacy and professional development. She is making that passion for her vision by working with the UB campus community to develop greater awareness around the key areas of budgeting, small business investing, personal/business credit needs, and credit analysis.
Ms. Thompson also created a group of aspiring entrepreneurs and helped to provide them with life coaching, financial planning, and money management and investment advice. In addition, she leveraged professional media partners to help classmates build a social media presence and brand.
We are proud of the work that Mikita Thompson is doing, and I am pleased to recommend her for the Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellowship
One adjective that best describes me is "humanitarian." I believe all lives matter. I am an active supporter of the LGBT community. I volunteered in The PAGYA Project in 2017, providing 1450 lunches to the homeless in Baltimore City, led by UB alumnus Malcolm Ruff, Esq. In my teens, I served as CEO and, then, President of the Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (YELI), organized by philanthropist Kevin Grant, to encourage personal development through confidence building activities and computer literacy training to teens in the Perkins Homes community. This Spring I will serve as President of the Real Estate and Economic Development Association at UB.
Today, as a non-traditional student, my goal is to provide financial literacy education to my fellow students and others, something that will benefit them and their families throughout their lives. This subject is essential for a successful future. Too many people have a limited understanding of how to budget, manage savings, set up a checking account, or the impact a credit rating has on their lives, especially when it comes to buying a home or raising a family. With this knowledge, something not taught in any class, they will be far better prepared for the future.