STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD
Know Justice Know Peace
To be the student voice for our nation, promoting the resolve of systematic racism through amplifying collaboration, collective activism, and a unified drive for a more equitable education nationwide.
Senior at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College
Know Justice Know Peace; The DMLK’s The Take Podcast
Fun Fact: As a child, she put her energy towards theatre and arts, often participating in plays, festivals and drawing and creating new pieces.
Alana Mitchell was born in Denver, Colorado. She has two brothers; one older and one younger. She attended Florida Pitt Waller for her entire elementary and middle school educational career. During middle school Alana started playing softball and volleyball.
Alana attended Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College during her freshman year of high school, Collegiate Preparatory Academy during her sophomore year and returned to DMLK during her Junior year. Throughout high school, Alana has continued to play sports and has been captain of the volleyball team for the past two years. In October of 2019, she was one of 17 students that traveled to Washington, D.C., for the purpose of visiting multiple historic monuments, Howard and Georgetown University, and the African American History Museum. She completed her junior year with a 3.6 GPA and 15 college credits.
As a current senior at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College, Alana is one of the founding members of the Black Student Alliance and a member of the Know Justice Know Peace; DMLK’s The Take Podcast. Alana credits the trip to Washington D.C as the opportunity that helped her to become more involved and it provided her with the self recognition and acceptance of herself and family. She states, “That’s when I became one with myself.”
Alana plans to graduate as a student athlete and attend an HBCU and become Neuropsychologist.