Deborah Adebanjo '22 Recognized by the City of Boston's Office of Public Service

Since her sophomore year, Deborah has been involved with the Mayor's Youth Council through the Youth Lead Change committee which gives young people power over one million dollars of the city's capital budget. In her first year on the council, she helped garner votes for capital projects that would get implemented into the city and was involved with project Green Streets, which helped place trash and recycling bins in the streets that were in need of them in the hopes of preventing littering and beautifying the neighborhood.

Last spring, she was a panelist for former Boston Mayor Walsh's assistant, Kharlita Chambers-Walker and Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu's assistant, Brianna Millor's Uplift and Impact event.

Currently, Deborah works with Youth Leadership Corps (YLC) to implement renovations for the Woods Mullen Homeless Shelter. She writes articles for Boston's citywide high school newspaper Teens in Print. She is also a teen volunteer for the Boston Public Library – she writes book and movie reviews, introduces authors and promotes their upcoming books in webinars. Occasionally, she performs poems and she recently performed for the City of Boston's Department of Youth Engagement and Employment, and the Black Employee Network's event Dream Chasers.

Deborah Adebanjo was nominated by Marisol Monahan who helps run the Mayor's Youth Council for the City of Boston's Office of Public Service to honor local leaders on their social media platforms in light of Black History Month.