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.
Andrew is going to Lively to pursue his GED. He says that there is a lot of peer pressure in high school so he decided to pursue his GED. He tried online classes but it was hard to stay focused. He is excited about getting his GED and starting his life. He is interested in going down to Ocala and going to the fire fighting academy.