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  • Two Dover residents selected among ‘Delaware’s 40 Under 40’

  • Chains Inc., a Delaware nonprofit that provides children and teens with mentors in their chosen career path, recently announced their first ever ‘40 Under 40’ list, highlighting young adult professional who “stand out in all aspects of their lives” and display leadership and morality. Among those selected for the honor were Dover residents Drew Slater and L. Amillion Mayfield.
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    • MORE ABOUT AMILLION MAYFIELD AND DREW SLATER

      NAME L. Amillion Mayfield, a.k.a. Amillion The Poet


      HOMETOWN Born in Washington D.C., raised in Dover


      AGE 30


      FAMILY Daughter, Aaliyah A. Mayfield, 7; Mother, Brenda...

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      MORE ABOUT AMILLION MAYFIELD AND DREW SLATER

      NAME L. Amillion Mayfield, a.k.a. Amillion The Poet



      HOMETOWN Born in Washington D.C., raised in Dover



      AGE 30



      FAMILY Daughter, Aaliyah A. Mayfield, 7; Mother, Brenda Farmer



      EDUCATION Caesar Rodney High School, Class of 2001; associate degree in social work, University of Pittsburgh, 2003; bachelor’s degree in business administration, Delaware State University, 2006



      CAREER Author of "P.I.M.P. Poetry In Motion Proceeds;" spoken word/hip-hop/soul artist, "Poetry In Motion Soundtrack;" workshop instructor, Poetry In Motion workshops now in four school districts, two public libraries and two juvenile facilities



      HOBBIES Basketball



       



      DREW SLATER



      NAME Drew Slater



      AGE 31



      HOMETOWN Dover



      FAMILY Wife, Laura; daughter, Genevieve, 2; son, Kellan, 7 weeks



      EDUCATION Seoul International School, Seoul, South Korea, Class of 2001; bachelor’s degree in international studies from Washington College in Chestertown, Md., 2005; master’s degree in management in public administration from Wilmington University, 2011



      CAREER Kent/Sussex County coordinator for U.S. Rep John Carney, 2013-present; legislative assistant to state Sens. Brian Bushweller, Bethany Hall-Long and Nancy Cook, 2004-2013



      HOBBIES I enjoy sports, spending time with my family and working with several organizations.



       

  • Chains Inc., a Delaware nonprofit that provides children and teens with mentors in their chosen career path, recently announced their first ever ‘40 Under 40’ list, highlighting young adult professional who “stand out in all aspects of their lives” and display leadership and morality. Among those selected for the honor were Dover residents Drew Slater and L. Amillion Mayfield.
    AMILLION MAYFIELD
    Q What do you think has enabled you to be so successful so early in your career?
    A My sense of urgency! I have so much I want to accomplish, and where I come from, I can’t take time for granted. I also believe the diversity of my movement allows my message to spread faster. I have a good following of book readers, music listeners and people that attend my community events. Lastly, I would attribute my success to the strong work ethic of my mother, inspiration of my daughter and learning from my past mistakes. I won’t stop working until they no longer have to!
     
    Q What do you think helped you to earn the 40 Under 40 honor?
    A How I’ve used my God-given abilities to affect the community. It’s good to have talent, but it’s great when you can use that talent to help others and make change. I thank God and appreciate Chains, along with everyone who nominated me for this award.
     
    Q How do you feel you’ve display leadership and morality?
    A I come from humble beginnings of poverty, so I never take opportunity for granted. I’ve lost many friends and family, so I accept responsibility of those living vicariously through me. I have a daughter, not to mention so many youth that look up to me. I may not always do what’s right, but I do what’s righteous for my heart. I’m a leader and want to play a part in making positive statements in our state. The mission is to inspire millions to be one in a million and not another statistic.
     
    DREW SLATER
    Q What do you think has enabled you to be so successful so early in your career?
    A I learned early on about selflessness, helping others and going above and beyond what is asked of you without trying to draw attention to yourself. I have had the great privilege to be around some phenomenal mentors and friends that have guided me along the way. If I can help one person then maybe they will reciprocate and help someone. My first day of work, I went home and said that I love what I do because I get to help people and that feeling has continued for 11 years now.
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    Q What do you think helped you earn the honor?
    A I was really surprised that I was chosen among so many qualified candidates. I’ve grown up learning that helping others and volunteering is the most rewarding experience you can have. I did not realize all that I have been involved in until I went through the nomination process. I have been a member of seven different organizations in the last few years and have had thoughts of starting another organization supporting Kent County.
     
    Q How do you feel you’ve display leadership and morality?
    A I display leadership through leading by example, which is something my family has instilled in me. I am the chair of one committee and have been vocal in all the organizations. I was recently speaking to a group of students and said if you act as if someone, like a child, is watching you then your demeanor and actions will reflect as a role model. The greatest compliment anyone could ever give is to say that they look up to you or aspire to be like you. It’s our job to be role models for the younger generation.
     

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