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Akin Akinniyi
Champion of Equity – Mental Health Professional

Akin Akinniyi

Akin Akinniyi
Champion of Equity – Mental Health Professional

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Akin Akinniyi, School Counselor at Villa de Paz District in Arizona

“Akin’s approach to fostering equity is multifaceted. He goes above and beyond to provide individualized support to students, ensuring their unique needs are met. Through one-on-one counseling sessions, he helps students develop their self-confidence, resilience, and problem-solving skills. By empowering students to navigate personal and academic obstacles, Akin promotes a level playing field and cultivates a sense of belonging among his students.”

Akin Akinniyi is an experienced school counselor at Villa de Paz Elementary in the Pendergast District. With over 14 years of counseling expertise, he has helped numerous students navigate their academic, social, and emotional challenges. Akin holds both an undergraduate and a master’s degree from the University of Arizona, equipping him with a strong educational foundation. His dedication and passion for supporting students make him an invaluable asset to his school community.

With a career spanning over 14 years in school counseling, Akin consistently demonstrates his passion for creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all students. He firmly believes that every child deserves an equal opportunity to succeed, regardless of their background or circumstances. By actively advocating for equity, he has become a beacon of hope for students facing challenges and has empowered them to overcome barriers to achievement.

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The 2024 Excellence in Equity Awards program was sponsored by:

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