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Meet the Class of 2011

MLK Conference

Akua Asamoah

Age: 17
School: Franklin High School

Favorite Quote:

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open

Thomas Dewar

Statement:

My MLK experience meant a lot to me. It was very refreshing to have a safe space to learn about myself, and global issues from other perspectives. With a judge free environment, great activities, awesome staff and fellow ambassadors, I already felt comfortable on the first day of camp. I’m glad I got a chance to experience the positive energy this program brings. This opened my mind and inspired me to use my voice and “mental tools” to help build a more beautiful world. Ultimately the energy that makes this program what it is gave me a safe space to discus large and minor issues and that’s something I don’t get a chance to do as often. We became a family in only a few inspiring, fun, powerful, and unforgettable days. I’m so happy to have gotten the chance to meet the amazing people I met here.

Khari Manzini

Age: 16
School: Woodbridge High School

Favorite Quote:

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Statement:

I wasn’t sure what to expect from the program, but then I met the amazing staff and students who were chosen to be in this conference. I don’t think I’ve ever learned so much in just a couple of days. I was blown away by the various difficult topics we covered and the in depth discussions we had to further explore them. The thing that impressed me the most about this program is the strong community bond we developed in such a short time. Over time you may realize that you feel more comfortable coming to MLK Ambassadors to discuss some issues rather than your school friends because the relationships built here are just that strong.

Dojanee DrozAge

Age: 16
School: Harrison High School

Favorite Quote:

An ounce of practice is worth more than a ton of preaching.

Mohandas Gandhi

Statement:

MLK influences greatness, kindness, and love amongst its members. I absolutely love the beautiful flow of emotions the ambassadors cause when I’m with them. MLK has inspired me to help others and to love myself, and I have accomplished both. The staff members are incredible and have made me feel like I can do more than what I believe to be my limit. MLK isn’t just some program; MLK is my home away from home.


MLK Summer
Institute


August 10 - 14, 2017

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MLK Winter
Institute


October 21, 2017

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MLK Day of
Service/Graduation


January 15, 2018

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