Mikayla Darden is the Programs Coordinator for Cleats for Kids and serves on its Young Professionals Board.
Prior to joining C4K in January 2022, Mikayla was the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
Mikayla developed a background in the sports industry with operational experiences with Austin FC, Texas Intercollegiate Athletics and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. She also serves as the Director of Operations for the Playing the Long Conference, a national conference hosted by The University of Texas College of Education.
With a passion for the community, Mikayla serves with several non-profit organizations, including the Oklahoma City Youth Sports Coalition and Sidelined USA. She is also a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City's LOYAL Class XV.
Mikayla earned a Master of Education in Sport Management and a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from The University of Texas at Austin. She was a Division I student-athlete on the Longhorn's Varsity Rowing Team.