Nakita Shavers

Nakita is a tireless leader for the health and rights of communities of color. She established the Dinerral Shavers Education Fund in 2007 in memory of her brother. She also helped launch www.silenceisviolence.org to end violence in New Orleans. Nakita is currently Believe in Youth Louisiana Program Facilitator at the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies. She is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a Bachelor in Political Science, and a recent graduate of Loyola University’s Institute of Politics and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Nakita also holds a Master of Public Administration

G.I.R.L.S. NOLA is a program of the Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund that has been designed to use integrative arts techniques with young girls in an effort to decrease poverty, discrimination, unplanned pregnancy, and cultural incompetence in the city of New Orleans.