Huffington Post Feature

Huffington Post Feature

Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun

Location: New York, NY

Job: Executive Director, Tomorrow’s Leaders NYC

Education: B.A. in Elementary Education, Temple University

Twitter: @leadersnyc

What inspired your path into education?

I am Nigerian, but was born and raised in East New York, Brooklyn. I’ve been inspired by education since my senior year in high school. I always felt that it was imperative for me to give back to those younger than me and that education plays a huge role in the longterm trajectory of someone’s life. Seeing the lack of support services and resources for my peers inspired me to create something unique. My nonprofit, Tomorrow’s Leaders NYC, helps over-aged middle school students overcome social, emotional, and academic challenges to become positive and productive leaders in their community. Many people may not get the same opportunity because of their circumstances. We want to change that.