Your support will honor graduates like Ahmir, who realized his potential to go to college after becoming an Urban Scholar. Ahmir says he began to discover an unspoken confidence within himself that made him eager to not only excel in school but also find ways outside of the classroom to empower his community.
He became a scholar, a youth leader, an artist, and a critical researcher who put his research into action by advocating for policies that improve conditions for students and communities of color. As he goes onto college, Ahmir will pursue a career in photojournalism and psychology in hopes of sharing his community's stories and providing a space for them to let go of trauma.
Ahmir is a leader who rose up to create change for his community. Support students like him who are pursuing higher education and coming back to their neighborhoods to address the social, economic, political and environmental conditions that our communities face.
Make a donation anytime before June 9th at crowdrise.com/urbanscholars2018. Any amount - whether it's $50 or $500 - is a meaningful investment in our youth's futures.