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Project Ready NULITES Program Helps Pahokee Ninth Grader Shine

Getting involved in school activities has helped Danyla Sanders become a great student and a thriving young woman with serious career goals.

She’s a 9th grade student at Pahokee High School who became a part of our Project Ready NULITES Program in 2018 at the encouragement of her mentor Ms. Maddox. 

Since then, Danyla has attended the NULITES weekly afterschool enrichment programs, participated in planned events and activities, and currently attends our virtual online Zoom classes where she continues to be actively engaged. 

In addition, Danyla is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, holding a 3.7 GPA. She is a cheerleader, sits on the school’s planning committee, and serves as a youth caregiver who supports the activities of students with special needs. 

What’s more, Danyla assists in organizing Black History programs at her school, and she choreographs dances for performances during her school pep rallies. 

Danyla and her parent expressed gratitude for the opportunities provided to her in our program including participating in our 2019 Crime Conference.

Her parent said the conference helped shape her daughter’s decision to study criminal justice and become a detective after college.

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