October: "I Rise" nominee

“I Rise” nominees embody the vision of the New Haven School Change Initiative. They exhibit the qualities of life-long learners showing resilience, perseverance, community involvement, strong voice, and the ability to rise above adversity to accomplish goals. “I Rise” nominees exhibit the qualities of life-long learners. They are our next generation of leaders, innovators, and problem-solvers who are on the path to succeeding in the next stages of education, career, and life.

Alexie Leon is a 9th grade YouthStat success story, and student at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School. She was nominated for her improvement in attendance.  Alexie is exploring many opportunities for her future career in creative writing. She arrives to school eager and with a positive attitude determined to be successful. 

Listen for Alexie throughout the month of October on 94.3 WYBC!
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