Students Shine in Urban League of Palm Beach County NULITES Program

Many students attending our NULITES Program are known to do well in and out of school.

One of them is E’Rinze Murphy, a high school senior at Glades Central Community High School. 

E’Rinze joined our Project Ready NULITES Program in 2017.  He has always been a very shy student who often attends many of our virtual sessions and in-person field trips and activities. 

Over this last year we have noticed a change in him. He has begun interacting with Community Police Relations Workshops hosted by the Urban League of Palm Beach County and often speaks up on the topics presented. Hearing him jump in and give his opinion has been new and refreshing. 

We are very happy that E’Rinze has found his voice. E’Rinze has a 3.5 GPA.  He has applied to HBCU’s on the Black Common College App with our assistance and he is looking forward to attending an HBCU to study Engineering.

Another student is Layla Perez, a high school senior at Pahokee High School.  Layla joined our Project Ready NULITES Program in 2017.  Layla was amongst the first students recruited into our program and she has continued to be one of our main participants for our weekly academic sessions. 

Layla is an athlete. She participates in track at her school, she cheers for the football team, and she maintains a 3.0 GPA. 

Layla would like to attend UCF on a track scholarship. Layla is very talented and often comes in first or second place in the hurdles.  She has stated she would like to, one day, compete in the Olympics.

Layla has informed us that she is very grateful for the opportunities that she has been given in our NULITES program to participate in our academic workshops, experience guest speakers and the many field trips that she has been given the privilege of attending.

Learn more here about our NULITES program.