“Surge is an opportunity for me to unravel the education landscape as it stands today. Recently joining a youth-serving organization in a leadership capacity has put into perspective how critical this work is. And I feel exceptionally poised to take a leading role in it. What makes me thrilled about SURGE is knowing that this experience will not only make me better as a young professional but also as a community leader and youth advocate. As a SURGE fellow, I look forward to being stretched in ways I wouldn’t have otherwise, learning from those actively on the path toward transforming the educational landscape in Philly and evolving as a leader.”

Executive Director | Philadelphia Youth Action, Inc.