College for Teens
Ambassadors of Nonviolence Club”
“Educational Ambassadors of Nonviolence Club” Outstanding Student Award
Alaina is a 5 year student of the College for Teens
Program. “Educational Ambassador of Nonviolence She was inducted as a Club
Member of the “Educational Ambassador of Nonviolence” Club Member in 2010, the
year that component of the program began. She is a noted as being a leader and
loves to volunteer. She served on the 2011/2012 General Planning
Committee and assisted with the planning the program for the Children’s
Christmas Party. She is active in her community and is a honor student at her
school. Alaina has grown to become a
positive role model for younger girls and a leader for nonviolent issues. During the 2011 Luncheon, Alaina was chosen
to be speak on behalf of the college for Teens Program on a video produced by
CBS-3 and also chosen as one of the speakers at the 29th Annual
Awards and Benefit Luncheon.
During Summer 2011 College for
Teens Summer College Campus Day Program held at Temple University, Alaina was
chosen to spend a week in the offices of Dr. Harold Mignott at the University
of Penn Hospital to learn about the medical field and the qualitfications
needed to become a Nurse Practioner or a doctor.
Alaina says: “ I am 18 years old and I currently attend John W. Hallahan Catholic
Girls' High School as a Senior, the Class of "2012". I have been
affiliated with the Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Association for
Nonviolence, Inc. "College for Teens Program" going on 5 years. Sadly
my time as a student has come to an end because I will be graduating from the
program. I was given the honor of being inducted into the Ambassadors Program
and I will continue to serve the College for Teens Program as well as the King
Association carrying out Dr. Kings' legacy. I have gained incredible
friendships as well as new knowledge as far as education and community service
that has been heartfelt and has humbled me as a person. I will be attending Temple University in the
fall of 2012 majoring in Nursing and Drama/Theatre. I plan to obtain a
Bachelors Degree as well as a Masters Degree in Medical school as a Pediatric
Registered Nurse Practitioner.”
Destiny is a 12th
grade student of Little Flower Catholic School.
Destiny has been in the College for Teens Program for over 2 years and
immediately upon her joining, became one of the leading students in the
program. Destiny also loves to volunteer
at the Association and participated in the Children’s Christmas Party in
helping to plan the program. She also
sat on the 2011/2012 Planning Committee.
She was inducted as a “Educational Ambassador of Nonviolence” Club
Member in 2010.
As shy as Destiny is, she has
grown to speak publicly. In 2011, she was chosen to play a leading role in a
commercial produced by NBC-10. She is an
awesome role model for young women through all that she does and who is
continues to be as a young lady, both academically as well her positive self
During Summer 2011 College for Teens Summer College
Campus Day Program held at Temple University, Alaina was chosen to spend a week
in the offices of Dr. Harold Mignott at the University of Penn Hospital to
learn about the medical field and the qualifications needed to to work in any
area of the medical field.
says: “I plan to attend Pittsburgh
University to become a forensic Psychologist.
College for teens has taught me to become more open to possibilities
that will benefit me in the future.”
NOTE: Alaina and Destiny assisted another
College for Teens student (Leon Cambridge) in making a special presentation to
Youthadelphia (The Philadelphia Foundation) and as a result the program
Christopher is a
12th grade student at a Philadelphia Public School (name sealed for student’s protection).
to the program in 2008, a very shy young man with lots of determination. Over the years he has had many obstacles to
overcome. In 2009, Christopher was
accidently shot in a drive by shooting after playing basketball in his
neighborhood causing him to almost become paralyzed. This caused him to miss school for a year.
As a determined
young man to beat the odds, Christopher fought to rebuild his life and quickly
eagerly returned to school and the College for Teens Program. He has been active in the program ever since,
always volunteers his time to help when needed and enjoys being a part of the
Children’s Christmas Party for Disadvantaged Children. While he still struggles with the violence
that he faced, he maintains good grades in school and a positive attitude. He was inducted as a “Educational Ambassador
of Nonviolence” Club Member in 2011.
Chistopher says:“ In the last few years my experience at CFT
has been wonderful. I learned new things and met new people. My favorite
part was the engineering class where we made the mouse car traps and the
rockets. I Plan to go to trade school to learn auto mechanics.
is a 12th grade student ofBoys
Latin Charter School. Shaquille came
into the program on the first day he arrived into the United States from
Trinidad. On that day he was charged
with the responsibility of carrying the College for Teens banner during the
Association’s ‘Freedom Parade and Rally”.
the years, even though Shaquille faced many challenges, he has grown into a
fine young man and determined to succeed academically and in all his
endeavors. In 2010, Shaquille was one of
the first young men to be inducted into the College for Teens, “Educational
Ambassadors of Nonviolence” Club.
2011 College for Teens Summer College Campus Day Program, Shaquille was chosen
to spend a week with the Philadelphia Fire Commissioner, Hon. Lloyd Ayers and
his staff as a Career Development Project.
He was chosen by the Commissioner as the top student in this part of the
continues to be a volunteer and a leader of nonviolence as he continues to
strive to succeed academically.
Says: “My College for Teens experience
for the last 4 years was a great opportunity. I was taught how to build rockets
and how to make earthquake resistant buildings. I plan to go to college for