Nigerian Youth Alliance, Inc
"Preparing Leaders and Bridging The Gap"
Ogechi-Ada Ebbis is a December 2010 graduate of Alabama A&M University with a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She received a Bachelor's degree from Georgia State University in 2008. Ada is currently employed as a Medical Speech Pathologist at Cartersville Hospital and Calhoun Health Care. She graduated from Alabama A&M with honors, boosting a 3.82 grade point average, and was an inductee of the Alabama A&M Graduate Honor Society.
Using the leadership skills obtained in the Nigerian Youth Alliance, Ada participated in many collegiate organizations, including the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentorship Program, Circle K International Community Service Organization, and executive board member of the Graduate Students Association.
Ada is a former NYA vice president and president. She completed her term as Nigerian Youth Alliance president during her first year in graduate school and remains heavily involved in NYA as an NYA Board member, an advisor and mentor. She is a member of Umu Igbo Unite-Atlanta Chapter and a founding member of the Nigerian Professionals Association (an extension of NYA). Ada considers herself a lifelong member of NYA and credits the organization with helping to discover her leadership potential, as well as instilling in her the importance of education, hard work, and community.
Ada was recognized by the Association of Nigerian Organizations of Georgia as the Youth of Excellence for 2012.
Congratulations Ogechi-Ada Ebbis, Speech-Language Pathologist-CFY
Communicative Sciences & Disorders
Titilayo is currently the Vice President of the Nigerian Youth Alliance (NYA) here in Atlanta. She has been an active member of this organization for the past six year. She has chaired and helped to organize most of the community Service activities of NYA. Those activities include AIDS Walk, Nigerian Cultural Pride Night, packing medical supplies to be shipped to various countries, The Leadership Retreat and the Leadership conference. Titi has helped in coordinating these activities, coming up with the event budget, encouraging members to give their ideas, finding venues to host events etc. For the past few years, Titi has been the main person to assist the organization adults to manage issues within the organization, she knows how to mentor and guide other youth. She was named the 2013 Youth of the Year because of her invaluable contributions to the organization.
Titi worked as an intern this summer at the Clayton County Public Defenders’ Office. She worked with a team of Attorneys to represent Clayton county residents. Her job included conducting initial intakes with walk-in clients and clients in jail. Titi was one of 35 Clayton County Students chosen for this prestigious position out of 3,500 students who applied.
Titi was a member of the International Baccalaureate Program at Lovejoy High School This four year program is designed to educate student in various languages including French and Spanish. Titi studied Spanish four years in High School. The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.
Titi is a premier youth leader. She has been able to lead and mentor others, not just in the Nigerian youth organization but at her school. She was a Teachers’ Assistance at her school for two years. She helped to organize a community event in Clayton county to encourage pre-schoolers to stay in school.
Titi is presently a freshman at University of Georgia, Athens.
Mariam Titilayo Olorunsola was recognized as the 2013 Youth of Excellence by the Association of Nigerian Organizations of Georgia.