Urban-Suburban students are actively involved in their respective schools and communities. From excelling in academics to athletics to community involvement, they are paving the road to success and should be recognized accordingly.
Samari Brown and Blessed Kusi
12th grade, Pittsford Mendon High School
The Urban-Suburban program would like to extend our appreciation to Samari Brown and Blessed Kusi. In early August, Samari and Blessed dedicated two days at our office to sort and package schools supplies for new students. These school supplies were provided to ~150 students during New Student Orientations held August 19th-29th.
Thank you for your volunteerism and helping to make our load a little lighter!
11th grade, Fairport High School
The Urban-Suburban Program would like to extend our appreciation to Jarmel Glass. Jarmel reached out to Fairport administrators and U-S staff offering to be a resources to Fairport families at New Student Orientation. Jarmel believed sharing his experiences as a current student would be a valuable asset to new students and their families.
On August 21st, Fairport welcomed 29 new students. Jarmel was instrumental in working with district and program staff to welcome new students and their families. He provided insight from the student perspective, offering advice to help students transition into their new environment and become a part of their school community.
Thank you Jarmel for your volunteerism and dedication to helping other students thrive!
Samuel (Sam) Rivera
11th grade, Brighton High School
This past July, Sam became a Youth Ambassador for the Tourette Association of America. Sam completed a comprehensive two-day training that prepared him to become an advocate for Tourette Syndrome (TS). As a Youth Ambassador, he will help spread tolerance of and understanding about Tourette's and Tic Disorders. Now that he is officially a trained presenter, Sam welcomes the opportunity to provide presentations on TS to other students and school officials. "I want to help school officials, teachers and students learn about Tourette Syndrome so that others like myself have an easier time getting through their education."
To learn more about TS or becoming a Youth Ambassador, visit Tourette Association of America