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August 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Kayla is a young woman with endless drive and passion who has not let the darkness of childhood sexual abuse define her, but rather rebuilt herself as a beacon to empower other survivors to find light and hope. Her passion is exemplified in her leadership, extracurricular activities, her community service and her academics.
Over the past six years, Kayla has used her personal story to encourage others through keynote speeches. Her platform “Darkness to Light: Empowering Survivors from Crisis to Confidence” lets others know they are not alone. Kayla has used her position as Miss Keystone 2018 last year to share her story and life experiences.
Kayla was appointed to the Children’s Justice Act Task Force of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) where she offers her perspective as an adult survivor. Kayla is also active in various community fundraisers which bring awareness of child sexual abuse. Kayla will be a senior at Lock Haven University in the fall.