Student seeks community support to travel to Washington DC


Amia Brown, a 7th grader at Natchitoches Magnet, was nominated by one of her teachers, Melody Murchison, to represent her community at Envision Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) in Washington D.C in the summer of 2018.

By attending JrNYLC, Amia will join other motivated students from around the country for an experiential leadership exploration program. “This will be a powerful experience for me,” she said. “It will enable me to interact with respected professionals in various fields while building relationships with students who will be my future colleagues.”

Attending this program will enable Amia to further her interest in the field of medicine and reach her career goals of becoming an OB/GYN. She maintains a 3.3 and higher GPA, serves as the Prayer Huddle Leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, sings in the Abundant Life Church Choir, participates in Orchestra, and is also a Magnet Mustang Cheerleader.

Imagine receiving this opportunity for a life-changing experience in school and experiencing an inability to participate because of a lack of funds. Amia’s participation in the program depends on whether she can raise over $4,000 in sponsorships to cover the program tuition, which is $2,995. The remaining funds will pay for travel expenses. Amia’s family is investing every dollar they can to make sure she doesn’t miss out on this unique experience. Amia is asking for support for her sponsorship request. She must turn her payment in by May 1, 2018.

There are many different ways to help Amia reach her goal:

PayPal: or contact her mother Amy Metoyer at 318-652-1146 for any further information and options.