Joelle Wimberley (16) is a scholar, athlete, and community servant. She is a Junior at Renaissance High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society and the varsity softball team. Joelle enjoys playing softball with a travel team as well. She is an aspiring Engineer who cultivates her love of math by tutoring elementary and high school students in the subject.
Joelle loves serving her community and has an opportunity to do so as a member of the Co-Ette Club, Inc. She works on the Food Ministry at her church in Detroit. She serves as the Fundraising and Foundation Chair for the Teens group of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Joelle works as a teaching assistant at Wayne State University Math Corps. She was selected as a 2020 Math Corps teacher of the year award and is the winner of the 2018 Earth Day Billboard contest for an original art piece. She is a member of the NAACP and the National Association of Black Engineers, Jr. In her spare time, Joelle loves to spend time with her friends and family, work out, volunteer, dance, shop, and travel. She lives in Detroit with her mom, dad, and four siblings.
During her time on The Skillman Foundation’s President’s Youth Council, Joelle wants to focus on the mental health of students in Detroit considering the changes in education due to pandemic and the pressures of social media. She hopes to bring attention to these issues and propose some solutions to help youth in Detroit while being a member of the council.