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Shakayla Lawrence , 19, is currently working more than 50 hours a week in order to fund her education. She is attending Kingsborough Community College pursuing an associate's degree in mental health. The NYC native would like to be a children's advocate and ensure that all children, regardless of income and background are safe, healthy, and well educated. Shakayla would like to pursue a degree in behavioral sciences or social work once she transfers to a four-year college. Shakayla currently serves her community as an active volunteer for We the People Block Association. She also hopes to rejoin the KBCC Volleyball Team as soon as she is able to reduce her work hours.