Current Students: Student Profiles

Student Profile: Zyer Beaty, C'2014

Passion Lies in Education, Service

United Way provides promising college students with internship opportunities that help build character and community awareness. One of those interns is Zyer Beaty, a junior at Spelman College who is also a Gates Millennium Scholar. The Bill Gates Foundation program awards a full scholarship to 1,000 students nationally each year and provides personal and professional development. Zyer maintained a 3.9 grade point average at Therell High School in Atlanta and participated in community service activities.

"After I graduate in 2014, my goals are to work as a school psychologist," Zyer says. "My passion for education, youth and service are steering me toward a career that will help students with learning disabilities." At United Way, Zyer works with the education team in the Atlanta Promise Neighborhood and Ready by 21 initiative, which supports families and young people with tools and partnerships for success.

"In the past, I was somewhat aware of the impact this organization makes in the Greater Atlanta area," Zyer admits, "but now I have a greater appreciation for the impact that is felt in the community."

Article taken from The Greater Good: An E-News Letter of United Way of Greater Atlanta.