If you ever doubt that real change is possible in this world, just spend a day with Jadayah Spencer.
Brimming with optimism that’s only rivaled by her action, this 23-year-old force for change is the executive director of the International Youth Leadership Institute (IYLI), an NGO dedicated to educating and fostering leadership among young people, particularly those of African descent and indigenous people worldwide.
Spencer, a Brooklyn native, is also an ambassador for Global Citizen, the worldwide platform that works to fight poverty and promote education, with a global project this year focused on achieving gender equality. Recently, Spencer hopped on a Citi Bike® bicycle to take Life and Money by Citi through her day, with stops for Senegalese bissap tea, at the campus of her alma mater and a martial arts studio that helps her stay focused to take on the world as she does.
Watch the video above and read below for more about each stop on her tour.