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Oumou Koita, 15 Rising High School Freshman Oumou, an over-age student from Guinea, West Africa, has lived in Brooklyn since she migrated to the United States at age 9. Being placed two grades behind after she arrived to the States, Oumou has struggled with her Reading and...

“I’m Austin, and I’m seventeen–“ “Eighteen,” Johnathan interjects. “He’s eighteen.” “Man, he’s right,” Austin says, starting to laugh. “I AM eighteen.” Austin and his two friends Johnathan and Jasmine, both 17, are the kind of tight where you remember that your friend had a birthday, even if they...

Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun Location: New York, NY Job: Executive Director, Tomorrow’s Leaders NYC Education: B.A. in Elementary Education, Temple University Twitter: @leadersnyc What inspired your path into education? I am Nigerian, but was born and raised in East New York, Brooklyn. I’ve been inspired by education since my senior year in high...

— Founder’s Journey

Tomorrow’s Leaders has begun a program that matches some of our high school participants with professional adult mentors for a one year period. Our participants are matched with individuals based on their career interest and character traits. The goal of this program is to help our young...