Youth Transition Specialist
As a Youth Transition Specialist, Deja McLaurin works directly with students around Greenville County. Through a six-week course Deja advocates for young adults to learn independent living skills, preparing them for life after High School. Deja views this position as a way of preparing teens with the tools necessary to navigate adulthood. Deja is eager to learn and grow from those whom she serves in the community and the Able SC team.
Deja holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in Sociology from Michigan State University. Through her years of working as a social justice advocate, much of her work has focused on working with individuals in underserved communities, elderly people, and people with disabilities. It’s a passion of hers to help people in need. In the past, Deja has worked with non-profits such as Child and Family Charities (Angel House) located in Michigan, and Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, also located in Michigan.
Deja enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and friends, finding new books to read, and traveling in her free time.