Stories from our Fellows

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Vivian

 

Vivian, age 16, visited Nicaragua on a social service program. Listen to her thoughts about the trip and how it changed her perspective.

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Jah’torri

 

Jah’torri, age 17, toured several traditionally black colleges and shares her experiences and how this affects her future college choice.

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Audrey

 

Audrey, age 12, attended musical theatre camp in San Francisco to further her skills in dancing.

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Esmee

 

Esmee attended the Brown Summer Pre-College program and increased her interest in science and biotechnology.

“Having had a taste of the college experience and a better understanding of the course of study I wish to pursue, I now feel more confident that I will be able to achieve my goals through college and beyond.”

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Jocelyn

 

Jocylyn visited schools in Nicaragua and helped them build gardens and sustainable agriculture.

 “From this trip I gained experience on building garden beds out of virtually nothing, experiencing a new type of culture and building friendships with the kids at all the schools we helped out in.”

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Vicky

 

Vicky attended 1 on 1 vocal lessons to improve her vocal technique.

 “… having these private lessons have instilled a new found sense of confidence in my capabilities as an artist.”

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Shea

 

She spent her summer learning better writing practices at Smith College in North Hampton, Massachussets.

 “Attending these workshops gave me a taste for what college life will be like.”

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