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TLA Students Nominated as Ambassador Leaders

Quincy and Shiloh, two Leadership Academy students, were recently nominated by educators to participate in the Ambassador Leadership Summit at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Quincy and Shiloh, currently in 5th grade, are being recognized for their outstanding leadership skills and their hearts for the local community. While attending the Ambassador Leadership Summit, they will collaborate with students from around the world and become equipped with greater knowledge and tools to elevate their leadership skills to new heights.

Since enrolling in The Leadership Academy (TLA), Quincy and Shiloh have gained significant confidence in how they communicate and act among peers. They have discovered new strengths and have been given unique opportunities to be part of impacting their local community. Like Quincy and Shiloh, Urban Youth Impact believes that equipping kids to be successful in their early years will impact and reverse disturbing statistics regarding illiteracy and troubling trends in the community.

According to Afterschool Alliance, more than 15 million school-age children are on their own after school. Among the 15-million school-age children, more than 1 million of them are in grades K through 5th. With most parents working outside the home, this leaves children unsupervised between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on a daily basis. The hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. are the peak hours for juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and sex (Afterschool Alliance). Urban Youth Impact wants to be part of the fight against these startling statistics and be a safe place for youth in our community to thrive and develop into their God-given purpose.

Quincy’s Scholarship Nomination

Along with being nominated for the Ambassador Leadership Summit, Quincy is in the running to be a recipient of a $1,500 scholarship from the Carson Scholar Fund. The minimum requirements necessary to be a recipient of the Carson Scholar Fund are a 3.75 GPA and active involvement in their local community. Quincy was one of nine students selected to write an essay and won the nomination at his school, Westwood Elementary.