Hello, I am Jillian Rhae Maxwell, Miss Mississippi Collegiate America. I am a freshman at the
University of Mississippi. I am a double major in Broadcast Journalism & Marketing. I currently
serve as VP of Marketing for my sorority, Alpha Phi. I am also a part of the Marketing team for
MPower Extended Orientation on my school’s campus.
BRAVE has a much bigger meaning to me than just Anti-Bullying. I like to think of BRAVE as
a common kindness platform. I like to discuss common things that can change people’s lives.
These things are so little, such as a smile to someone who needs one, holding the door for
someone, sitting with the new kid at lunch, or simply asking if anyone needs an extra hand. I try
to stress the importance of being kind to everyone because you do not know what they may be
My BRAVE presentation consists of reading an Anti-Bullying story explaining BRAVE,
explaining how to implement it into everyday life, and finally wrapping up with a question and
answer session. I have found this to be the most effective way to reach students.
I am looking forward to continuing my BRAVE program along with other things I enjoy doing:
writing cards to nursing homes and donating items needed by animal shelters and local food
pantries. I love being involved in my community and making a difference.
Welcome to the BRAVE Blog, I'm Carly, Miss Houston Collegiate America and I am working together with other titleholders in the MHSA organization to share the message of BRAVE and why it is so important!