Michiyia Edney was first introduced to the Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads in 2012 as a freshman at Bayside High School. Through the YCCHR summer immersion sessions and web series, Michiyia developed her interests in cosmetology, community service, and leadership, and later became a Peer Council Member. The Youth Career Center assisted Michiyia throughout her time at Bayside — helping with homework assignments, college and scholarship applications, and employment. With the assistance of the YCCHR, she landed her first job as a cashier at Farm Fresh.
A 2016 graduate of Bayside, Michiyia received her diploma along with a license in cosmetology. She will begin her new journey as a student at Hampton University where she will pursue a degree in Business Administration.