Shadija Romero

Founder/Board Chair

Shadija is a proud AfroLatina who believes that in order to shape the future you must shape the youth. Born originally in New York, she has called the DMV her home for over half of her life. She attended Bowie State University for Psychology. Shadija worked in the government sector for over 10 years while simultaneously doing the work of Khelin’s Promise. A proud mother of two, and mentor to so many others.

Khelin DePeazer

Student Engagement Specialist/Board Vice Chair
Khelin, the namesake of Khelin’s Promise is a recent honors high school graduate. She will soon major in Pre-Law and Philosophy. Khelin works on ensuring programs hold the interest of our middle and high school mentees to maintain student engagement.