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Youth Spotlight

India Allen is completing her senior year at Benjamin E. Mayes High School’s Academy of Math and Science with a final flourish. India is in the top 5% of her class with a 3.75 GPA. When she’s not excelling academically, India is heavily involved in her extra-curricular activities. She’s been a member of the swim team for 2 years, swimming the 100 and 400 freestyle. She’s also a member of the Math Club, Spanish Club and the Student Government Association as the 12th grade Treasurer.


She gives back to her fellow classmates as a Senior Buddy, responsible for mentoring incoming freshmen. Outside of the school she is the President of Holiness Youth Ministries (HYM), the church youth group at Beulah Cathedral and the Assistant Treasurer for her Girl Scouts Troupe.

In addition to her dedication as a member of EAKC’s Project Senior, India is also involved in other college preparatory programs such as Breakthrough Atlanta and CREW Teens.


If you think India couldn’t possibly manage to add any more activities to her list, think again! She is an aspiring pediatrician and preparing to enter college in fall 2011 as a pre-medical student. India chose pediatrics because she enjoys working with children. She believes that when you help people early on in their lives, they’re likely to grow to be healthy, happy adults. She would also like to travel to other countries to practice medicine at some point in her career.


India has already begun to experience the field of medicine and prepare for college. During her sophomore year, India attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine – a 10 day program for exemplary prospective medical students. She received the opportunity to shadow doctors, visit schools and even witness a live surgery. The program allows no more than 200 students in the nation per year and has a very competitive application process. India also attended Spelman College’s Science Math Summer Enrichment Academy in 2009, where she engaged in Science, Math and SAT preparatory classes.


India has also received countless awards, including:


Top 10% of  her class, Benjamin E. Mayes Academy of Math & Science

Atlanta Board of Education April 20th 2010 

Big Sister Award, Girl Scouts 

Outstanding Demonstration of Sisterhood to the Girls of troop 9012. May 26, 2010

Member since 3rd grade 

The University of Georgia, Georgia Certificate of Merit 

Rewards students with superior scholastic endeavors through outstanding achievement in the first three years of high school. This award guarantees acceptance into UGA.


During her scanty free time, India enjoys reading, shoe-shopping, and playing with electronics and gadgets. She’s also a music-lover and enjoys all kinds of music including gospel, rock, hip-hop and jazz. She also plays softball whenever she gets the chance. India is certainly an exemplary student, a charismatic leader and has an undeniably bright future. We look forward to seeing her accomplishments in the near future and beyond. East Atlanta Kids Club is proud of her. Keep up the good work India!

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