Temitope "Temi" Atere
“Even if you just change one life, you’ve changed the world forever. I believe it’s imperative to give back to the community especially to young black and brown girls. I love being part of a team that serves young girls, helps them appreciate themselves and recognize that they are powerful. Imara Roose allows me to use my experiences to connect with and help lead girls in a positive direction. The future is dependent on strong women that have confidence in themselves, others and in the ability for the world to be better. And Imara Roose is a big part of that.”
Temitope “Temi” Atere is from Prince George’s County Maryland by way of Lagos, Nigeria. She is a senior scholar student at Morgan State University—she is expected to graduate in December 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She was one of two participants chosen from the United States to attend the international “Double First-Class” initiative to experience and study the Chinese and Hui-culture at Anhui University, China. Additionally,she studied abroad in Guatemala where she was given the opportunity to volunteer in a health clinic and provide free health screenings at a community health fair.
Temi is an active member of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and My Sister’s Keeper (BWHI). She serves on two executive boards as a Public Relations chair striving to promote sexual and mental health and also to empower the women of Morgan State University to be effective leaders. Currently, she interns for an afterschool program as an activity specialist for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Also, she is a teaching assistant for a high school in Baltimore—ensuring high school juniors and seniors receive the skill set and the mindset to be successful in college and beyond. Temitope plans on earning her master’s degree in speech language pathology in hopes of one day owning a private practice that strives to provide functional therapy for communication and swallowing skills across the lifespan.