Mercedes is a senior at Martin Luther King Jr H.S. in Cleveland. She is a dedicated student leader who is up for the challenge and embraces everything JKL has to offer on her campus.

This Cleveland High School is one of two inaugural programs that started this Fall. Since the program’s inception, Mercedes has not missed one session and has been a great advocate for recruiting her peers to join! Fitness is her favorite component of the program thus far, in particular, squat exercises and weightlifting.

Mercedes comes from a background of doing lots of community service projects with her youth group. She is eager to get her peers excited about community service projects like feeding the homeless in her local community. Mercedes plans on taking full advantage of the JKL program to help her lose 20 lbs by May 2018. She is such a vibrant light that is setting the example of what an active member looks like.

After graduation, Mercedes has aspirations of attending Eastern Michigan where she would like to obtain a business degree and open her own beauty salon.

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