D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine awarded Warren King, an eighth-grader at Johnson Middle School with a Right Direction Award. The award and ceremony are a time to honor DC youth who are showing significant self-improvement, serving as role models to other youth, or otherwise effecting positive change in their communities.

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine awards Warren King, an eighth-grader at Johnson Middle School with a Right Direction Award.

 

Elementary school was a heartbreaking time for Warren as his father served a prison sentence and his mother battled cancer. Warren’s mother passed in 2015, which led to him transferring schools every time he bounced around to a new family member’s house.

Warren joined UPO’s P.O.W.E.R program after a sixth-grade year of academic struggles and disciplinary run-ins. Since then, he has become an honor roll student and tutors his classmates in Algebra!

UPO’s Providing Opportunities with Educational Readiness (P.O.W.E.R.) program is a six-year college readiness initiative. The program offers youth living in Ward 8 the opportunity to attend STEM-focused educational enrichment classes, learn life skills, and assistance preparing for and applying to college.

Learn more about Warren in the feature article written about him by the AFRO.

Read the AFRO article
By |2017-12-29T16:21:42+00:00November 6, 2017|
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