Nakita Williams relocated to Georgia from Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2017. Nakita was raised in the foster care system and moved around consistently to various foster homes and group homes. As an adolescent, she had several traumatizing experiences. At an early age, she found safety and security in youth organizations. She participated in programs that allowed her to express herself and build her confidence. Nakita made a vow to herself to one day support to the youth in her community.
Nakita is an award-winning Youth Advocate, mentor, and community leader. Her dedication to community development has also allowed her to be awarded the Community Leader Award as a token to her contribution to her community. She has a strong passion for youth development and strives to motivate and inspire the youth she encounters.
Nakita has over 15 years of experience working in the Human/ Social services field. She exhibits a broad knowledge in youth engagement and support as well as a proven commitment to ensuring the highest quality of services. The foundation of her success lies in her talent and passion for the youth and bringing real-world learning experiences to them. Nakita has had much success in implementing best practices for youth growth and development throughout her career at organizations including the Boys & Girls Club of America.
Nakita also served on various committees including the Youth Arts Initiative which focused on allocating resources funding Art Programs for youth. To prevent more youth from experiencing the traumatizing experiences that she had as a child, she served as an advocate with the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare and provided insight on policies and procedures that were recommended to be in place to protect children.
Nakita has overcome many obstacles which makes her “relatable” to youth. These obstacles fuel her passion for youth development. She also lives by the quote " I want to inspire people; I want someone to look at me and say, Because of you I didn't give up." This mindset has helped her become a pillar in the community.
Nakita holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Bryant & Stratton College, Graduate Certificate in Counseling specializing in Contemporary Theory in Mental Health Services as well as a Graduate Certificate in counseling specializing in Contemporary Theory in Couple and Family systems from Capella University. Nakita was also nominated for Covington’s 40 under 40.