Malik serves as the site coordinator for Hazen High School. He comes to us with over 6 years of case management experience, most recently as a student resource navigator with YouthCare. Growing up in disenfranchised communities and personal life experiences led Malik to dedicating his life’s work to helping youth experiencing those same struggles and being an advocate for their success. Malik was born in Richmond VA, but calls North Carolina home as he spent majority of his childhood there. He is the oldest of 6 and never misses a chance to remind his siblings of that. His educational background is as diverse as his taste in music having received an Associate’s degree in culinary science from The Art Institute of Charlotte and an Associate’s in Music Performance from Queens University of Charlotte with him now pursuing a bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies – Social Sciences from SNHU. Speaking of music, Malik is an accomplished musician who plays a variety of instruments with low brass being his specialty. In his free time Malik enjoys spending time with his wife and dog along with attending sporting events, traveling and bbq’ing.