Temple ESQ Magazine
Temple University School of Law
Alumni News - April 2019
Adetola Ajayi ’19 launched the Teaching; Engaging; Achieving; Motivating program (T.E.A.M) in January 2019 for Memorial Middle School in Willingboro, NJ. Through this mentoring and educational program, students will learn criminal law topics including Miranda rights, police stops, and the role of race in police interactions. Students will also participate in a mock trial. Ajayi, who graduated from Willingboro High School in 2012 before attending Villanova University and Temple Law, said she was inspired to create the program to address the lack of diversity in the legal profession. "Promoting knowledge about the legal profession among the students and exposing them to basic legal concepts may encourage them to pursue legal careers," she said. Ajayi plans to expand the program in the future.