Melkevia Ivey was the youngest and the first in her family to go to college. Melkevia’s life changed when she became a Take Stock in Children scholar in the Duval County program. With a mentor and the promise of a scholarship, Melkevia became confident in school and soon discovered her love for numbers and accounting. After she graduated high school, she pursued an accounting degree at Florida A&M University. Melkevia didn’t stop there. She went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Taxation at the University of Central Florida.
Melkevia is now an Income Tax Manager at Adecco Staffing. Remembering the value of Take Stock in Children and having a mentor, Melkevia applied to be a mentor with the Duval program. “I wanted to share the skills of goal setting with a young person. Give to the next generation what was given to me. Set visions and routines that would set someone apart from the crowd,” said Melkevia.