Black Maternal Mortality
Brooke “Brookie” Chaney of Atlanta, Georgia was crowned Miss Black Teen International Ambassador on May 20, 2020. Brookie is a 10th-grade honors student at Woodward Academy Upper School where she is actively involved in countless organizations and clubs. Brooke has used her title to amplify her platform of advocating and bringing awareness to black maternal mortality, a prominent issue throughout our country and her community. Brooke is the founder of L.I.S.T.E.N (Leading, Initiatives to Save The Existence of Black Women Now), a community service organization, aiming to teach teens self-advocacy tips on how they can support women who face disparities in medical care. Some of her advocacy work includes providing “You Matter” gift baskets to mothers who may have experienced difficulties or loss. Brooke also participates in public speaking engagements at schools to share the importance of her platform by encouraging youth to take action.
Outside of her organization and platform, Brooke is actively involved in academics, music, and sports. She is a trained musician playing the cello in the Woodward Academy Honors Philharmonia Orchestra as well as being an exceptional pianist. Brooke enjoys tap dancing with Price Performing Arts Center and has devoted her talents as an outstanding performer for over 10 years. Aside from being a musician, Brooke is an athlete and member of the Woodward Academy track and field team. Other clubs and organizations she is a part of include the Honors French Club and the Black Student Union. After graduation, Brooke plans to attend a top university and pursue her studies in medicine.
Brooke’s extensive community involvement also goes beyond her school. She is a member of Jack and Jill of America and has held the positions of Corresponding Secretary and Chaplain along with serving on the Teen Communications Board. She is passionate about her community and also volunteers as a teaching assistant focusing on literacy and reading for underserved communities.
A philanthropist, role model, and an agent of change, the Miss Black Teen International Ambassador is a pillar in her community as a public figure. Please consider Brooke Chaney for any future collaborations or partnerships.