Learning Community Charter School alum, Quinn Williamson, 16, was looking for a community service project. Initially thought he’d go to local middle schools to talk up the high school he attends, St. Peter’s Prep.
Then, he decided to think bigger. Williamson created the Jersey City Youth Alliance, a collection of about 20 high school students who hail from all over the city, and are attending many of the region’s top high schools.
When adults talk about the importance of education, teens often tune out. But Williamson said the information coming from a peer can often make more of an impact.
“LCCS was such a wonderful community,” he said. “They really push the focus on academics and that helped to instill this drive in me. But LCCS didn’t just make us good students, it helped to make us good people.”
Read the rest of Quinn’s story at Learning Community Charter School blog.