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Reflections by Demisse Habteselasie

Former President of Youth With Purpose

Posse Foundation Scholarship Recipient, 2010 



January 12, 2016

Santos O. Fuentes Leadership Series

Guest Speaker: Senator Jim Rosapepe


Senator Rosapepe will speak on political advocacy. 

February 2, 2016

Santos O. Fuentes Leadership Series

Guest Speakers: Dr. Uriyoán Colón-Ramos and Leah  Keller from George Washington University Health Institute


Dr. Uriyoán Colón-Ramos and Leah  Keller will speak about revisiting your roadmap to the members of YWP.


February 23, 2016

Resume Writing/Interview Skills


March 22, 2016

Career Panel from WSSC

Coordinated by Nicole Horvath, Environmental Outreach Coordinator (WSSC) 

April 5, 2016

Financial Aid: How to Pay for College

Karla Acevedo will lead the workshop

April 12, 2016

Water Filtration and Water and your Health

Angela Ballard-Landers, Luis Amaya, Silvia Anderson (WSSC)

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Demisse Selassie

“As a Youth With Purpose Scholar, I have attributed much of my success to the preparation and guidance of the program. I learned about my self-worth, my leadership capabilities and etiquette skills through a vast curriculum specifically tailored to both me and my peers. Today, with the support of Youth with Purpose, I am a recent alum of Pepperdine University after receiving a full-tuition scholarship and serving as a Federal Analyst at Deloitte Consulting LLP.”


Class of 2010 Alum

Edna Odae

"Youth With Purpose (YWP) has influenced my life greatly.  This organization enthused and challenged me to better myself as I gained vital lessons and tools that have become essential in both my major and my everyday life.  YWP also helped me hone my leadership skills. This organization serves as a platform to inspire and motivate youth to obtain personal and professional goals." 


Class of 2012 Alum

Edward Adutwum

"Youth With Purpose helped polish my academic skills and encouraged me to actively engage in my community. As a result of its influence, I study Political Science at Pepperdine University on a full-tuition scholarship and hoping to become a diplomat in the future. YWP influence has been positive and I am just one of the many students.”


Class of 2013 Alum

Yolande Pokam Tchuisseu

Youth With Purpose provided me with opportunities that helped me value and practice community service, academic scholarship and effective leadership.  Activities such as visits to the Hillhaven Assisted Living, Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, peer tutoring, and motivatinal presentations by various guest speakers have been inspiring.


With the help of Youth With Purpose, I was one of several Prince Georges County 2013 Gates Millennium Scholarship recipients.  I am currently a rising third year and pre-med student at the University of Virginia studying Cognitive Science with a concentration in Neuroscience.



Class of 2013 Alum

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