The Coalition for Community Schools has selected Evans High School student Sarai Antoine as the recipient of its Youth Leadership Award for 2018. She will be honored at the Community Schools National Forum held May 2-4 in Baltimore.
An announcement released today by the coalition includes the following information about Antoine:
Student, Evans High School, A Community Partnership School (Orlando, FL)
Through the support of her community school, Sarai Antoine overcame difficult obstacles and turned her life around to become the leader she is today. Gaining leadership skills from her mentor, she become confident enough to join organizations like student government and the Student Leadership Council. Understanding the difficulty firsthand of being an immigrant to this country, Ms. Antoine also formed the first Haitian organization on campus, Club Kreole. One of her goals prior to graduation is to plan an empowerment summit for girls to address gender inequality.