The Rising Leader Award

Each year we recognize student from our local community who exhibits a strong interest and a commitment to advancing the cause of human rights and social justice. The nominations come from individuals and organizations who have observed the student’s work and the impact it has had on the community. The award includes a small monetary gift.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients Sia-Linda Lebbie (left) and Tayla O’Leary (right).
We were pleased to be able to include their award presentation in our 25th anniversary celebration in June. We look forward to hearing of their future accomplishments!


Name Year School
Sia-Linda Lebbie 2017 SACS
Tayla O’Leary 2017 SHS
Jhonel Roberts 2016 SHS
Evan Aryoko 2016 SACS
Cole Jermyn 2015 SHS
Edeswua Eghe Izogie 2015 SACS
Chase Duffin 2014 SHS
Edwina Shakleton 2014 SACS