Karly attends Montford Middle School and is going into the 8th grade. This summer she attended SciGirls and it exceeded her expectations. The camp helped her because it was great to be with other people who love science too. She loves drawing and writing about nature and sees a future doing something like that. Her favorite activity during SciGirls was going to Seacrest Wolf Preserve. School adds a lot of stress and since she goes to such a large school, teachers don't always know who you are.
Chriyondriah is going into sixth grade at FAMU DRS but is spending her summer at the Palmer Munroe Teen Center. She is a good student and she likes being at the Teen Center because she meets kids with similar interests. She also likes to read books and learn new words through reading.
Marcus is going into his junior year at Godby High School. His family life has been a bit chaotic; his parents divorced when he was little. He hasn't seen his dad since he was four. Since freshman year he has been living with his brother here in Tallahassee. There are more opportunities here and he wants to work hard and go to college.
Helen is going into 7th grade at Holy Comforter. She attended SciGirls, a two week that engages girls in science. The camp far exceeded her expectations. She loved meeting the scientist Dr. Amy McKenna at the Mag Lab. Dr. McKenna wasn't like what you would expect from a scientist. Helen thought she was really cool and fun.
Destiny goes to Leon High School. She is spending this summer at the Palmer Munroe Teen Center. She said it is hard to find a job as a teen. She wants to use this summer to get ready for her junior year - an important year. FSU is on her college radar and she hopes she can get in. Her advice to other teens is to stay focused no matter what your situation is.