Yasmin Young Salutes Mariah King as WNY’s Hardest Working Woman
Every Wednesday Yasmin Young of the 2 To 6 Takeover and The People's Station will select WNY's Hardest Working Woman to feature here on WBLK.com and receive a prize! Meet our current winner, Mariah King!
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Mariah is a 20-year-old working mother. She works 6 days a week as a personal care aide. She is also mom to a 5-month-old girl named Ja'Riah, who was born prematurely at 30 weeks, weighing in at 2 pounds/8 ounces. Mariah says "Seeing my daughter fight for her life in the hospital encouraged me to never give up. I've been through so many setbacks in life and I am currently struggling right now, but there's always a rainbow after the storm and mommy will always make a way. I'm so thankful for my baby girl! And thank you Children's Hospital for saving my baby!"
Cherelle Warren is mom to a 4-year-old son and works two and a half jobs! In addition to all that, she's in school full-time at NCCC and trains in MMA! "I train at WNYMMA. I hope to get in the ring soon. I think I live up to the name of Buffalo's hardest working woman!" We agree, so congrats Cherelle!
Misty works 3 rotating jobs to make sure the bills are paid! She also makes sure she's home in time to cook dinner and put it on the table so when the kids get home from school they have something warm to eat. Misty says, "I'm willing to help anyone in need and I do it with a smile. I love and appreciate my Family and Life everyday. I am a proud hard working woman and mother!" Keep it up Misty, we see you!
Sherrell had 3 degrees by the time she was 23! She accomplished that while working part time at the Galleria Mall and playing Division 3 volleyball at Buffalo State! Sherrell has a Bachelor's in psych and social work and Masters in social work). She says, "I have been volunteering with Big Bro/Big Sis for the last 2 yrs. I currently work full-time as an LMSW at a community based agency. I still work part time at the mall and I just finished my 4th volunteer coaching season w/ Nickel City Volleyball Club. I'm looking forward to my 2nd season as assistant coach for D'Youville Volleyball. I also have been helping my Alma Mater (City Honors) volleyball the past 5 yrs!" Girl, you got a LOT going on and we LOVE IT! Keep up the amazing work!!
Shannon has a BA in psychology and a Masters in Mental Health counseling. She works for an agency full-time in mental health and addictions. She also works part-time at a local restaurant. Shannon says, "I maintain my own household. I also play volleyball on Tuesday nights. During my little bit of free time I have I spend it with friends, family and my man. In addition to all that I help my boyfriend's mother with anything she needs!" You're a BUSY woman Shannon! Keep hustling hard!
Katelynn is 20-years-old and in a Junior at Buffalo State, as a psychology major and a sociology minor. After school during the week, she works with the CAO at the Pratt Community Center with children from all over the city! Then on the weekends, she works at Billy Beez in the Galleria mall. She says, "I love kids so I don't mind being around them all the time. Also, in my free time, when I have some, I model. I've been modeling for about 3-years now and have done so locally and in other cities. Between both jobs, modeling, and the long school hours, I still find time to complete my assignments and hold a 2.9 GPA. I also took the police officer exam back in June and passed. I am currently in the process of completing the final steps involved in order to become a student in the police academy. If accepted, I will have to leave school in order to attend the academy. But, after a year or 2 of being in the field, I plan to go back to school and finish working on my Bachelor's then obtain my Master's!" Girl you have a lot going on, but it makes us proud! Keep up the good work!!
Jazzae graduated from Cheektowaga Central high school at the age of 16-year-old! She went on to receive her associates degree from Erie Community College in Dental Hygiene and currently works part time as a Dental Hygienist at a pediatric dental office! She is also a full time college student at Daemen College, on a academic scholarship. She says, "I am pursuing a Bachelors in Healthcare Administration and Masters in Public Health. On top of work and school, I am the Co-Director of Dynasty All-Stars Dance Team. I coach dance 3 days out the week to girls ages 5-18 years old. I am proud of all my accomplishments at just the young age of 21 years old and I continue to strive for greatness each and everyday. This is why I think I am WNY's Hardest working woman!" We agree! Congrats Jazzae!!
Nakesha is a single mom of two children, who works 3 jobs and graduated from school last May! She says, "Every thing I do is for my babies. Showing them nothing comes easy in life mommy works for everything she has. At 29-years-old, I'm established and happy." Keep up the great job!!
I believe I'm WNY's Hard Working Women of the week because I'm a go gotta and the perfect mother a child could have. With everything going on in my life and what I've went through I manage to keep going on and helping others as much as possible. I have 5 beautiful daughters and one of them is my guardian angel, and her twin sister is currently in children's hospital 3 months old and on her way home. While I go back and fourth to visit her and trained for her condition to come home, I work full time a xerox and part time at the boys and girls club at buffalo . I still manage to keep up with activities,outings,and parties with my other daughters who are 3, 4, and 7. Also I make sure my family, including their father, are the happiest on earth. I don't have much time for myself but I make sure others around me and that are connected to me are happy.
Tina is the mother of 3 children and grandmother of 5. She has fostered over 150 children and adopted 3 children, ages 16, 11, 8. She is currently a Buffalo Peacemaker and a non-profit organization name No More Tears. Tina says, "I'm very active in the community. I have love for my community and the youth . I'm always willing to help at anytime. Young people know I'm there for them. I work with homicide families and inner city Youth. And work another job." We salute you Tina, keep making our community a better place!