From an early age, Lakeyia has stood up in support of young people and gender equality in Dominica. While in school she established a charity called Golden Opportunities which donates clothes, shoes and school supplies to children from low-income families, as well as provide emotional and psychological support. To date, the organization has distributed over $10,000 worth of supplies to children and young adults. She is now working to establish the Golden Empowerment Foundation, which seeks to motivate young people through education, sport and training, and promote greater understanding of gender equality. In 2017, the High Commissioner of Canada in Barbados named me Dominica’s Youth Champion and Ambassador for Women Empowerment and Gender Equality, and received the Queen’s Young Leaders Award for 2018, from Her Majesty The Queen. She is excited to continue her societal contributions with Give More HUGS.