Mikaela Sydney Smith is a spirited standout student and Founder of Brown Girl Magic.
Brown Girl Magic was created by 16-year-old Mikaela when she was 12 after creating Mikaela’s “Crazy Knee Socks for a Cause” campaign to collect socks for kids in need during the winter season.
Mikaela was inspired after reading the book, "Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul" and just like the heroic teens outlined in the book, Mikaela decided to extend her charitable services to brown girls like herself and develop a conference to empower and charge all brown girls to realize their inner magic to make a difference in their communities.
Mikaela was once an actress and being a brown girl with natural hair and curves, she has witnessed firsthand at her young age, the negativity resulting from mainstream not valuing her beauty inside and out. Still Mikaela strives to make a difference and plans to take the world by storm by holding a conference like she did in 2017 and inviting her Brown Girl Magic Ambassadors from across the globe to join her on a day filled with inspiration from powerful speakers.
*Member of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
*Member of Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Youth Leadership Henry 2019-2020
*Member Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy 2019-2020
*Member Partner's Club Ola High 2018-20202
*Peer Mediator, Ola High 2019-2020
*Member Girls Going Global, Belize 2019
*Member Delta G.E.M.S 2019-2020
*Participant, AMP Global Youth in Washington, D.C. 2018
*Member of Ola High School Yearbook Committee 2019-2020
*Secretary of The Student Government Association