Let’s celebrate our youth doing amazing things!
Three Haitian-American youth, Rodnise Cinmelus, Ashley Morissette, and Daphka Monde recently won a $2,000 college scholarship awarded by Project Inspire, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Daphne Valcin, who is also a first-generation Haitian-American. These youth, along with other students from around the country, participated in Project Inspire’s Young Leaders program, where they actively engaged in workshops about critical components for success including college preparation, career preparation, professional etiquette, and leadership.
At the culmination of the program, students’ assignments associated with each of these topics were scored by community leaders in Washington, D.C. Rodnise, Ashley, and Daphka submitted scholarship application packages that received the highest scores amidst other students from Orlando, FL; Miami, FL; Hallandale Beach, FL; Lithonia, GA; and Washington, D.C., making them the 12th annual recipients of this scholarship!
Project Inspire’s 2017 scholarship recipients Rodnise, Ashley, and Daphka will all be the first in their immediate families to go to college, and Project Inspire will be supporting them all with mentorship, professional development workshops, and resources to ensure that they have all that they need to be successful while pursuing their college education.
If you’re in Washington, D.C. or Miami, FL, Project Inspire will be hosting events to celebrate their scholarship recipients through an evening of networking, inspirational performances, and speeches August 2nd at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. and August 5th at Tony Roma’s in Sunny Isles Beach, FL. Proceeds from the events will go to support Project Inspire’s scholarship and mentorship programs.
Project Inspire is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization with a mission to empower youth and young adults through powerful personal, educational, and professional opportunities, using the arts as a gateway to achievement. Our programming consists of scholarship dissemination for high school juniors and seniors, empowerment programs serving schools and organizations, and professional development programs for college students and young adults. Through our programs, we work to provide youth with a positive outlet and circle of support to serve as a foundation for future personal, educational, and professional success. You can learn more about Project Inspire at http://www.inspirethemovement.org.