Rewards 2020 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
KINGDOM CITIZENS YOUTH EMPOWERMENT, INC.
Jordan Harrison is a member of the class of 2020. She will be attending Georgia State University as a nursing major in the fall. Her dream is to become a pediatric nurse and to work with children who may be unwell or in need of support. She began her journey helping people in high school through community service activities, such as volunteering with 3-5-year old children at Project Head Start. She also had the privilege of volunteering at an INOVA medical campus, along with obtaining an internship on Capitol Hill with Rep. Serrano during her junior year. As she aspires to become a pediatric nurse, she recognizes that these experiences offer insight into our youth, lawmaking policies, and the hospital setting. In the future she plans on volunteering with KCYE, Inc. with the hope of making a difference in peoples lives.
Paris Smalley is a graduating senior at Charles Herbert Flowers High School. A compassionate leader, Paris works hard as a student advocate to ensure the needs of the student body are addressed. Paris works extensively as an anti-bullying advocate for the eMPAS Group, a nonprofit that provides students with the tools necessary to identify and stop bullying. She is also a board member of Girl Talk Empowerment 4 Teens, an organization providing young women of color career-oriented mentorship. Her desire to advocate for her peers extends to her positions as Captain of the Charles Herbert Flowers Debate Team and as an executive board member of her school’s Parent-Teacher-Student Association.
An aspiring intellectual property lawyer, Paris will attend Duke University in the fall where she will pursue a double major in biology and philosophy. While in school, she will continue serving the community as a KCYE, Inc. youth mentor.
Saadiya Jackson is a graduating senior from Oxon Hill High School in Prince George's County, Maryland. She will be attending Howard University in the fall majoring in Sociology with a minor in Political Science. Some of her hobbies include swimming, music, reading, and experimenting with makeup application and hair styling. Inspired by the unprecedented year of 2020, from civil unrest, the ongoing pandemic, to our economic crisis; she plans to use this as motivation in pursuit of working in civil rights advocacy.