BIO

Balancing school, friends, and extracurricular activities can be difficult for any 14-year-old. But most 14-year-olds don’t also have a busy acting career, a published children’s book, and a full schedule of motivational speaking appearances, co-hosting an on-air news talk show, and radio & TV interviews. 


Then again, Maya Jai isn’t like most 14-year-olds.


With over a dozen acting credits to her name, Maya Jai is a native Washingtonian and high-school freshman who has already made a name for herself across an impressive spectrum of media. Not only is Maya starring in an upcoming new TV series, “Dads Do It, Too,” and cohosting a radio show titled “Voices of Our Teens,” but she also finds time to speak to children and adults alike about the importance of balancing work and play in their lives with her “Stop, Drop, Work then Play” method.  


Maya certainly has the experience to back up her words. On top of her busy professional schedule, she’s also maintains a consistently high GPA.  This talent and passion for achievement has led to Maya being featured in Washington Post Magazine, AFRO Newspaper, the WJLA TV news network, and as BMore Lifestyle’s ‘Go Girl of the Week’ in addition to a wide variety of other print, radio and TV segments. 


Considering all this, it might be tempting to ask if there’s anything Maya can’t do. But with someone this accomplished at such a young age, there’s an even more fitting question. 


What will she do next? 

Awards, Achievements and Memberships

  •  Co-host of the Archie Beslow Radio show - "Voices of Our Teens” segment 
  • Girls World Expo - Recipient of the  2018 Decatur Girls of Merit Award
  • 2017 Captain of the girls volleyball Team
  • 2017 Given the "Most Offensive" & "Most Influential Player" of The Year Awards in Volleyball
  • Completed the 7th grade year with a 4.10 GPA
  • Mastered the most accelerated math objectives
  • Read over 3 million words for the accelerated reading program
  • Four years as 1st chair cellist in her school’s orchestra 
  • 3rd Place in school Science Fair
  • 4 year starter - Captain Basketball Team 
  • Captain - Volleyball Team (13 Point Scorer in a single game)
  • NAACP Junior Member
  • NSBE Member
  • Had perfect attendance in school since the 4th grade

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