FAMU student chosen for nationwide leadership program

Amonte Martin
Posted at 9:21 AM, Jun 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-03 05:31:35-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --  A Florida A&M University (FAMU) student, Amonte’ Martin, has been selected to take part in a competitive leadership development program led by People For the American Way Foundation.

Martin and 150 other students were selected from a pool of  500 applicants from around the nation. He and the the others will participate in the Young People For (YP4) fellowship, a program designed to empower young leaders.

“I applied to YP4 because I want to learn different strategies and techniques to enhance and sharpen my leadership skills to accomplish my goal to be an effective, resourceful leader in my community and on campus,” he said. “I look forward to this as a great opportunity which will allow me to meet and network with like-minded individuals who are also passionate about positively impacting their communities.”

Martin is a senior and is majoring in Agribusiness at the FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS). He is member of the FAMU chapter of the National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS), and was a representative on the 2012 CAFS Homecoming Court – serving as “Mr. CAFS.”

FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences Associate Dean Oghenekome Onokpise applauded Martin on his accomplishment. 
“We congratulate Amonte’ Martin for being selected to represent our university and our college in such a significant role,” Onokpise said. “Through this experience, he can become the ideal role model for current students as well as an advocate for recruiting prospective students to study agriculture and food sciences at Florida A&M University.  We support him in this endeavor 100 percent.”

In the future, Martin plans to create a non-profit that will assist single parents.