Marian and Ebonie

 

 

 

P4L stdents are Narrative Finalists in Youth Media Fest

 

 

Yuchabel Sanon

 

Success Stories

 

At our 15 Year Anniversary Celebration in October 2019, we honored four “Rising Star” student alumni of Passion for Learning: Isabella Louis, Ebonie Gadson, Alyssa Berrios and Arthur Millan.

 

Nearly fourteen years ago, when she was a 10-year-old in P4L’s after school programs, Isabella Louis was an inquisitive student and a talented writer who maintained a years-long connection with P4L as a summer program assistant and volunteer. After graduation from Goucher College in 2018, Isabella initially worked for a volunteer service organization based in Haiti. Today, Isabella is making a difference as an economic justice professional in Washington, D.C. She is the Special Assistant to the President of Patriotic Millionaires, a national organization that “addresses the destabilizing concentration of wealth and power in America.” Isabella: P4L’s Young Professional Rising Star!

 

 

 

 

Ebonie Gadson, is a dynamo. When she was a middle schooler she participated in P4L’s digital literacy program. In high school she coached her younger peers with their writing projects and in college worked as one of P4L’s program assistants, helping middle schoolers with digital communications, coding, robotics and electronics. Ebonie earned her Associates Degree from Montgomery College in 2018 and her Bachelors Degree in Information Science from the University of Maryland in 2020. While in college, Ebonie was a campus leader, serving as a Student Ambassador, founding the award-winning Ladies in Tech club and serving on the the Student Council. Ebonie is our College Student Rising Star!

 

 

 

Since elementary school, Alyssa Berrios has been connected to P4L. At Pine Crest Elementary, she honed her writing skills; at Eastern Middle School, she developed digital media skills. Through high school, she volunteered at P4L and worked as a student assistant. In college, she’s been a Youth Media and Go2College assistant. She also serves as P4L’s Communications Intern. Alyssa is an award-winning filmmaker through her participation in Gandhi Brigade Youth Media. She is a 2018 graduate of Montgomery Blair High School and the first in her family to go to college. Alyssa completed her Montgomery College associate’s degree in December 2019 and is a junior at the University of Maryland, majoring in Communications. Alyssa is P4L’s Student Assistant Rising Star!

 

As an exemplary student in the Go2College and College Bridge programs, Arthur Millan personifies determination, focus and drive. For three plus years he has been P4L’s most engaged college-aspiring student, gathering knowledge about how to prepare for college, touring campuses and meeting college admissions counselors and students, getting tips on how to choose the right college and find financial aid. A junior at Wheaton High School, Arthur is pursuing the goal of majoring in engineering in college. Arthur is our Striving Student Rising Star.

 

 

 

Marian and Ebonie

 

 

 

P4L stdents are Narrative Finalists in Youth Media Fest

 

 

Yuchabel Sanon