I am Ashley Luyindu and a student at UNC-Charlotte. My major is Pre-kinesiology and I will hopefully gain acceptance into the Athletic Training program here. I hope to receive a BS in Athletic Training. My aspiration is to become a Sports Physician and I intend to work with collegiate level sports teams and or professional teams. Reaching those goals will help me reach my larger vision, which is going back to the DRC and help in upgrading hospitals and teachings of doctors there. I am involved with a few organizations here on campus: Organization of African Students, Allied Health Club, and the NAACP Chapter at UNCC.
Reaching out to our younger generation is the key to ensuring a strong positive outlook into our future.
The moment that I heard about the FLOCA organization I was extremely ecstatic. It truly is a goal of mine to connect to the younger generation of minorities in our society. Reaching out to our younger generation is the key to ensuring a strong positive outlook into our future. The next generation of our youth will make the monumental decisions we will face in later years. Why not start shaping these individuals now and have help them to get ready to take on these issues down the line? A great place to start is within the Congolese community. Creating an environment where minorities can accomplish and learn extraordinary things is what I aim to do as a FLOCA team member. As one of my FLOCA team members said, unity plays a major role for this program to work. If we, the Congolese people rise together and understand that we have a goal in common, we can work as a community to assist this program to prosper.
I want the younger generation to know that their crown has already been bought and paid for all they have to do is put it on. With that said I want to be that guiding light for our Congolese youth to realize that they can reach their goals, whatever they may be. Once you determine your why, let that motivate you to become better and achieve greatness.