Meet Ivan

After graduating from West Prep Academy, Ivan plans to attend Duke University as a student-athlete and earn a medical degree. He is committed to bettering himself as an individual and supporting his family, as they did for him.

Dream: To have a career helping the autism community and providing prenatal care

Meet MaryCarmen

Marycarmen is a 6th grade student who dedicates her time to making sure she gets through school with good grades. Marycarmen plans to be the first person in her family to graduate from high school and go to college. Marycarmen dreams of attending a top-ranked Law School program and becoming a successful lawyer, so that she can help those who cannot help themselves.

Dream: To become a lawyer

Meet Dmonta

Sixth grader Dmonta’s top priority is graduating from high school, followed by joining the Army and serving his country. After the Army, Dmonta would like to attend UCLA and earn a degree in criminal justice, and then become a police officer. Dmonta wants to be a responsible adult who makes an impact on society.

Dream: To join the Army and become a police officer

Meet Ke’onte

Ke’onte is a 6th grader who looks forward to graduating from high school so that he can look back and say, “Hey, I did this myself!”  Ke’onte dreams of playing basketball at UCLA, then becoming a professional basketball player.

Dream: To play in the NBA

Meet Carolina

Carolina is a hardworking student who plans to graduate from high school with straight A’s. After high school, Carolina wants to be a professional ballerina and provide for her family. Carolina dreams of dancing with the Joffery Ballet Company and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Carolina also aims at making it big on Broadway and becoming famous.

Dream: To become a professional ballerina and make it onto Broadway

Meet Gaelyn

Gaelyn’s goal is to graduate from high school with straight A’s. She works hard in school to make her parents proud, and in hopes of doing great things in life. Gaelyn’s dream is to earn a medical degree from Louisiana State University and become a surgeon. Gaelyn is determined to put in the work to find the cure for cancer.

Dream: To become a surgeon and to find a cure for cancer