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Our Story

Meraki Soleil, Inc was founded in September 2021 by Paris Herbin.

Paris has always had a passion for educating & uplifting the youth community, allowing her light to shine in the lives of others. Prior to officially founding the organization, Paris did not know exactly what direction she was heading in but was for certain that she was missioned and driven to set up the next generation for life fulfillment! 

 

Being the eldest of four children to a young single mother, Paris quickly grew into maturity and life experiences. Cooking, cleaning, and caring for her younger siblings. As she has ben exposed to many layers of this world & evolving daily, she realizes that though her mother did her absolute best, there were missing pieces to their lives that would've set their generation up to be more successful - mentally, emotionally & financially. Without this layer of development, sometimes you are overlooked.

 

Paris believes that her history is a valuable piece of her story and a bigger testimony to youth who have similar stories! Though Paris has changed her family narrative in many ways, she believe it doesn't stop there! She is constantly seeking new opportunities to grow and add value to her life and those she is connected to. 

 

Meraki Soleil is one of those healthy seeds that have been planted to assist in breaking those generational cycles for other families and creating a life of legacy. It has been said that "you are a bi-product of your environment."

Meraki Soleil is fostering an environment of open-mindedness, vision, wealth, development, & love! We are taking steps to illuminate overlooked youth & open doors to E.V.O.L.V.E toward a brighter future! 

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Meraki |may-rah-kee| (verb)

To do something with passion and absolute devotion. The essence of putting yourself in all that you do. 

Soleil - |so-lay| (noun)

French definition of sun. The Sun being symbolic of power & life-giving abundance.

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Paris Herbin

MiKayla McGriff

Executive Director

"I come as one, but I stand as 10,000." 
- Maya Angelou

Board Treasurer

"I never dreamed about success. I worked for it!"
- Estee Lauder

 Board Secretary

"Allow yourself to grow and change. Your future self is waiting for you"-Unknown

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Génesis Manzano-Colón

Marketing Director
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LaShanda Miller

Program Director

"The things you are passionate about are not random they are your calling."

-Fabienne Fredrickson

"I have always thought that what is needed is the development of people who are not interested in being leaders as much as in developing leadership to other's.''

-Ella Baker

Meet The Team
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