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TeenSHARP students learn about social justice issues and give back to their communities.
Maija graduated from TeenSHARP's College Access Ambassasdor program in 2013 and attends the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where she is now a rising senior in the Honors College. Her work to promote higher education and social justice as a College Access Ambassador provided essential preparation for her current role: Director of Policy and Legislation at the UMass Center for Education Policy and Advocacy. In this role, Maija conducts policy and legislative research, develops strategies to address student concerns, and mobilizes students across the UMass system.
Abigail is a fourth-year College Discovery Scholar and a rising 9th-grade student from Pennsylvania. Abigail was one of 32 student reporters selected from across the United States for the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps in 2014. In this role, she visited the White House twice and met First Lady Michelle Obama. Abigail says, “I want to help tell the stories of people who can’t get their voices heard."
Diyaalden is a third-year College Ambassador and a senior in the Philadelphia School District. In 2014, Diyaaldeen was selected to serve on the Philadelphia Foundation's youth advisory board where he helps set funding priorities and select nonprofit organizations to receive grants. He was accepted into a number of highly-selective colleges (Babson, Univ of Virginia, Emory, etc.) and will be attending Emory University in the fall of 2016.
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