Kawanza Billy is the Program and Operations Manager at The Black Swan Academy.

“Surge is a movement made up of brilliant leaders looking to transform communities through educational leadership and youth development grounded in culture and our experiences. It’s the perfect time for me personally to sharpen skills, practice, fail and try again in a safe space with like-minded people. I hope to learn, grow and build equitable programs and solutions for youth in the communities I serve. I hope to be in contribution to my fellows’ visions as well.”