amonte-martin-cc-fc.jpgTALLAHASSEE — 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, along with 150 other students, was selected from a nationwide pool of applicants to participate in the Young People For (YP4) fellowship, a rigorous, yearlong program focused on identifying, engaging and empowering young progressive leaders.

The fellowship equips college students with the skills and resources necessary to create lasting change on their campuses and in their communities. From more than 500 applications received, Martin will represent FAMU in the program’s regional and national training sessions next academic year.

Martin, a senior agribusiness student in the FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS), says he is very excited about being selected for the honor.

“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’s future plans include making a difference for single parents through a nonprofit organization that will lend support for the growth and development of their families.

Martin is very active in his collegiate life, and encourages other students to become a viable part of the FAMU experience. He is a 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.”

“We congratulate Amonte’ Martin for being selected to represent our university and our college in such a significant role,” said FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences Associate Dean Oghenekome Onokpise.