UNITED STATES of America's MS.
United States of America's Ms.- Yanne' Givens
Yanné (Yǝ Nā) Givens has been serving youth throughout the Las Vegas valley for almost a decade. She is currently a hip-hop dance teacher and Program Director at The Rock Center for Dance. She is also the director of hip-hop dance troupe Culture Shock Las Vegas, a youth-outreach nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a creative outlet and countless opportunities to diverse and underserved populations. Since 2014, Yanné has been volunteering at Culture Shock to carry out her platform, P.R.O.U.D. -- Providing a Restorative Outlet Using Dance.
Yanné’s professional and educational background is in the field of communications. Before leaving the corporate office for the dance studio, she was the Marketing & Communications Specialist at Nevada State College, and has also worked as a Community & Public Relations Specialist at Gymboree Play & Music of Las Vegas and the Clark County Medical Society. Yanné received a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in 2010, where she was awarded the Eleanor Merrill Graduate Fellowship from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Prior to her graduate studies, she earned her bachelor's degree in public relations from the John H. Johnson School of Communications at Howard University.
A North Las Vegas native, Yanné has always been very involved in the affairs of her community. She is a member of public service organization Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a former teacher at Gymboree Play & Music, a volunteer for local community organizations, and a mentor for young women and men throughout the valley. After graduating from Howard University in 2006, Yanné dedicated a year of her life to educating under-privileged children in St. Petersburg, Florida as an AmeriCorps volunteer teacher. Upon completion of her year of service, she was granted the Certificate of National Service from AmeriCorps, a National & Community Service organization.
Yanné is a graduate of the Travel & Tourism magnet program at Valley High School in Las Vegas. She is the daughter of Hiawatha Givens III and Yolanda Givens, and has two younger sisters, Valonne and Zonni