2015 Young Female of the Year Award Recipient
Maya’s passion for leadership began in grade 9 when she became secretary of the OKM Rotary Interact club. Elected vice president the following two years, she is now president. As such, she’s initiated their Adopt a Block program, organized multiple food drives and helped raise thousands of dollars for both local and international charities. She is also president of her grad class and contributes to the school’s yearbook, field hockey team and musical theatre program.
Outside of the school walls, she has been volunteering at Metro Community for the past two years and convinced her school’s Interact club to start Metro Monday’s whereby a team from the school goes each week to help feed the homeless. In Spring 2015, was part of a 10 day mission trip to Los Angeles’ skid row where she prayed and provided a spa for the downtrodden. She also volunteers regularly at her church.
As co-creator of the Basecamp Card Company, she earned first place in the School District 23’s Dragon’s Den competition as well as the Ledcore Group Rural Company of the Year, the Keg Spirit Foundation Next Generation Leader’s award and was chosen to participate in both The Next Big Thing 2015 and Meta Bridge Business Conference.