“Let the emptiness that may occur when you are struggling be the motivation you need to obtain what you’ve always wanted”- Alondra, YOY candidate
Meet our Youth of the Year Candidate Alondra! Alondra is a High School Senior, Wilmington Keystone Leadership President, a Community Volunteer and Leader, and an Honors Student. She is a member of College Bound, Keystone Leadership, her High School’s Varsity Soccer Team, CAMS Link Crew, YDA Youth Leadership Council, Young Legistlatures Council, HEAR Club, Mecha, Disney Club, and Pinoy Club. Alondra hopes to attend Stanford University and become an environmental engineer!
Our Wilmington YOU Candidates will compete on Monday to become our 2019 Wilmington Youth of the Year! Good luck to our three candidates. We are so proud of each of you! #bgclahyouthoftheyear#youthoftheyear
Have you checked out the stories tab on our website? We have highlighted some amazing entrepeneurs and CEO's who are making a difference by #givingback. Head to our website to see how Miranda Frye of Miranda Frye Jewelry and Lorry Belhumeur, CEO for Western Youth Services are making an impact! #worldchangers#makeadifference#girlboss
Where would we be in the fight against extreme poverty without Bill Gates? Gates has been an influential figure in the fight against poverty for years. In 2000, with his wife Melinda, he launched the Gates Foundation, which focuses on global health and development. Since then, they have given away $29 billion in support of initiatives to improve health care, education, and the environment. He is just one of the many activists leading the fight against poverty that you should definitely know about. Read about more activists at the link in our bio. (📷: Ted S. Warren/AP) #citizenship#billgates#gatesfoundation#philanthropy#endpoverty#education
Last night, the most deserving philanthropists in the continent were honoured.
I had the pleasure of attending the African Leaders for Change Awards, a ceremony that recognizes and rewards organizations doing exceptional work in all areas of philanthropy.
Sitting in a room and celebrating those people whose personal giving has positively contributed towards sustainable social change in our continent left me encouraged.
Such platforms are needed and are changing the African narrative. We are taking back our power by ensuring that positive and inspiring stories are being told and shared.
The narrative about Africa and its place in the world will change if we continue to share and tell our own stories. Last night I was reminded of an African Proverb that says. “Until the lion can tell her own story, every tale will glorify the hunter.✨ Have a wonderful day.
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Proud of @samara_ues & her fellow host committee members who raised over $42k last week at @thefashionfoundation gala @themezznyc to provide #NYC students with school supplies, clean uniforms, art supplies, gym equipment & more. Special thanks to my old friend @kjraponi78 , who I've known for over a decade, for attending.