DMV met Kayla Brockington, a rising influential Entrepreneur and Baltimore native, who is self driven to create a positive change across the DMV- Metro area. Brockington always had high hopes and high ambitions to serve a difference in kids’ lives who are in the foster care and surrounding communities, especially since she was once a kid in foster care herself. In 2019, Kayla took a leap of faith and decided to take the change that she wanted by launching her own consulting agency, called Project Niche.
“I want to expose youth to opportunities that’s rarely accessible to them now and give them a better outlook on life, ” Kayla Brockington said.”
The main objective of Project Niche is to help foster and at-risk youth reach full potential and find divine purpose in their walk in life so that they can effectively impact their community. Project Niche will set all youth with a great chance to achieve their dreams by furthering their education and advancing their career goals. The program offers a variety of different services such as 1-to-1 meetings, independent living training, individual and group parent training and workshops.
“Project Niche was created based on my life experiences, being in foster care and being able to acknowledge the gaps in the system. I wanted to help others navigate the system how I did, said. Kayla Brockington
According to VDSS, 20% of teens age out of foster care and are at greater risk for homelessness, jobless or incarceration. 70% of women in foster care will become pregnant before the age of twenty one and 19% of children in foster care age out at 18 without a permanent home. Only 45% of youth across the DMV Metropolitan area graduates high school and becomes successful in life. Kayla understands all of these statistics which is why she began the work that she is doing while trying to reach more youth.
Kayla Brockington currently serves as Vice President of Speak Out which is a foster youth and alumni advocacy board in Virginia. She is an advocate for policy changes for social workers and foster youth as well. Kayla helps the youth to find their voice also teaching them vital skills like advocacy through her active role at Speak out. Kayla is also a Social activist, and Mom-prenuer.
Stay updated with Kayla Brockington and with all of the impactful work that she does by following her on Instagram & Twitter @Therealkmone and follow her business page as well @projectniche_
If you are looking for a job that is fun with an engaging work environment, where you do not have to sit at the office all day and if you are passionate about helping others then Project Niche is hiring for consultants that you can be a part of.
Visit Project Niche today at their website to view all of their services plus more. Click here to book a free consultation today.