February 2019: Tyla Pate
Civic Engagement has honored Tyla Pate as the Volunteer of the Month for February 2019. Tyla Pate is a Junior Mathematics major from Washington, D.C. She became a Panther at Georgia State University in the Fall of 2016. Her first interaction with the Office of Civic Engagement was as a First Year Student with Panther Breakaway (Spring 2017 Baton Rouge – Disaster Relief). Tyla currently serves in various campus organization such as Softer Touch, a sisterhood dedicated to empowering ourselves through mentorship and community service; and Black Student Alliance, which seeks to break the cultural barriers between race and ethnicity. The off-campus organizations that she engages include Hagar House and Enchanted Closet.
Volunteering, especially in groups, had made Tyla a more understanding, patient, and sympathetic person. Panther Breakaway has afforded me the opportunity to grow as a leader. Site Leader Coordinator – I can work with a group of leaders and teach them Breakaway’s core values and how to balance passion with logistics. Overall, Tyla is passionate volunteering with organizations whose core missions are based in service, womanism, and serving black communities (of all kinds). Congratulations and thank you Tyla, we are excited to see what the future holds for you!