Nakia is the current Executive Assistant at Project WeHOPE. YUPP Org. to Nakia means more than the arts. She believes it is our responsibility that each youth who comes through YUPP’s doors feel “LOVED” and the teachers do a great job with giving each youth the opportunity to shine within their own right. Nakia genuinely shows kindness to others by simply being nice, and by being thoughtful and acknowledging the existence of a person. A smile and a hello can go a long way. If Nakia could spend one day with a famous person in history, she would spend it with Michelle Obama, because she is the epitome of a strong courageous woman. She has great leadership and she is a fruit bearer. A fun fact about Nakia that most people don’t know, is that she is mostly an introvert, contrary to being in the public eye.