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Finding Empowerment: One Student’s Story
Graduating senior Sokhnadiarra shares her experience using her voice.
New York City student Sokhnadiarra Ndiaye believes firmly that the world needs to change—but not everyone agrees that it’s possible. She looks back on the precise moment when she realized she could not accept the idea that we must learn to live with inequity and injustice. And she tells the story of what she did about it, and what she’s continuing to do to speak out and build the collective voice of students in her community.
Sokhnadiarra NdiayeGraduating Senior, Brooklyn College Academy High SchoolSokhnadiarra Ndiaye is a graduating senior at Brooklyn College Academy High School who views the world as her classroom. Motivated by her intersectional identity to always fight for justice for all, she was previously a student-leader at Teens Take Charge, a student-led organization fighting for educational equity and school integration in New York City. Sokhnadiarra has also been on the youth executive board of The Service Learning Project, a Griptape challenger, and a member of the NYC Department of Education Youth Leadership Council for Sustainability. She is currently an SEO Scholar and will be taking her passions to Cornell University in the fall of 2020.
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