WakeUnited: Live United Ryan Janvion

Janvion.Ryan.300x175Ryan Janvion, a business enterprise management major from Miami, Fla., is deeply involved at Wake Forest because he wants to make a difference.

Janvion, a member of the Wake Forest football team, is active in Athletes in Action and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, which often participates in community service events.

“Some of my activities include speaking at different schools around Winston-Salem to encourage students to chase their dreams and rise up to the challenges they will face throughout their journeys,” says Janvion. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for the United Way and believe what it does for the community really has an impact on many lives for the better.”

He is particularly drawn to local education initiatives because of the way those programs change lives in the long-run, and this is why United Way of Forsyth County tapped Janvion to help promote the organization by participating in a public service announcement. Here’s a link to Janvion’s public service announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBosLwPkYpg

He encourages others to get involved because of the positive effect United Way has on the community.

“By donating your money or time to this organization, you will aid in increasing many kids’s chances to be successful when they grow up,” says Janvion. “Your resources will not go to waste, and you can have the satisfaction of knowing you helped make a difference.”