Nakiea Belfrey is in her first year as a mentor. As a mentor, she focuses on kindness, effective communication through questions and active listening, accountability, teaching responsible decision-making, and fostering self-love.
Being a mentor has deeply impacted Nakiea by altering her perspective on students' challenges. She acknowledges the heartbreak of hearing their stories and understanding the reasons behind their actions. She views her role as a mentor as a safe haven for her students, whether it's academic struggles, self-love, or personal problems. The satisfaction she derives from being their outlet and making a positive difference in their lives fuels her passion for this impactful work.
Nakiea’s aspirations for the future revolve around continuing to impact the lives of those she guides positively.