Jaime Givens is participating in Global Citizen Year through our partnership with the Tufts 1+4 program. Jaime is passionate about social justice and equity. She is involved in Sankofa club, a club that aimed to provide a space where Black students could talk about what they faced in the private school world and our nation, and all white students and teachers could come to listen and engage. Jaime was also a co-president of D4M (Diversity for McDonogh), a member of the Rollins-Luetkemeyer Leader program, and a manager for the Girls Varsity Soccer team. Jaime hopes that her bridge-year experience in Hyderabad will not only improve her leadership skills, but will help her to expand her perspective on the way education influences children in an area where poverty and urban life meet.
Her all time favorite quote is by Maya Angelou because it keeps her grounded in hope, it reads: Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I'll rise.
I was in a Tufts 1+4 orientation session when I scribbled down the phrase that “success can be more abstract.” I scribbled this phrase into my notebook after I asked a question about the potential guilt that will accompany gaining more from my gap year…
19 October, 2018
All of you know that I have decided to take a bridge year in lieu of my first year of college and that I will be in Hyderabad, India where I will be working for a social impact organization known as Teach for India. …
03 September, 2018