Javonni McGlaurin is a youth development practitioner and the Founder of HBCUs Abroad. Javonni recently completed a 27 month assignment as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines. During this time Javonni worked with at-risk children, youth, and families. She created a college retention program for more than 100 low-income college students. In addition to her work , Javonni launched HBCUs Abroad aimed to create a network of global citizens at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This initiative shares the study abroad stories of other to motivate others to travel abroad. Prior to her time in the Philippines, Javonni served on the executive board of the International Youth Council as the Director of Global Chapters. Her strong understanding of world affairs and youth policy provided her the opportunity to speak and inspire young people from around the world at the 7th annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations. Javonni is a 2012 graduate and the first to receive a Bachelors in International Studies from Hampton University.