Meet Imani, Age 18

Imani is a very bright and ambitious student who has participated in the Scholars program for two years and is headed to college in the fall. She is a recipient of the Fred Taylor Scholarship which will support her pursuit of post-secondary education.

She says the Scholars Program experience has broadened her horizons when it comes to applying to college. She learned how to fill out applications and write essays.

“There was no one to help me with the college process – FLOC helped me a lot with that.”

She says that the Scholars college tour was a great opportunity to see different schools and provided a valuable bonding experience with her fellow students.

Imani applied to about 14 schools and was accepted into 12, including North Carolina A&T, Virginia State, York College, LaSalle and her college of choice – Albright College.

She plans on studying international relations and sociology and wants to be a Foreign Service Officer or Ambassador one day.

“I’m not as afraid of going away. I had my doubts because it’s not home. FLOC helped prepare me to go by myself for a long period of time.’

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