Ronald Weaver, Jr. is a proud graduate of Crossland High School in Temple, Hills, Maryland. He will be attending Bowie State University to major in Business and hope to open up his barbershop. While in high school, Mr. Weaver applied for the Career Technical Educational Program (CTE) for barbering and got it. During his junior year, he decided to enroll in a Dual Enrollment business class at Prince George’s Community College, where he earned 3 college credits. He learned how to start a business and how to finance and market it. With these experiences, he knows that being a business owner is within his reach.
Jalen will be attending Johns Hopkins University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Music. Jalen is a proud graduate of River Hill High School in Clarksville, Maryland, where he was a leader in and out of the classroom. He is the Director of Communications for the nonprofit organization Know the Truth International Ministries (KTT). He also helped create internal and external communications for the organization and is the assistant lead missionary who helps to guide missionaries on the field. His love for missionary work began at an early age, and he has gone on eight mission trips to five different countries. Jalen looks forward to studying abroad and continuing to reap the benefits of world travel while furthering his studies. He also wants to establish a nonprofit tech startup focused on increasing technology access in third-world countries.
Kayla attends Towson State University in Towson, Maryland, where she will be a Junior in the fall. She is studying Early Childhood and Special Education. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree, Kayla wants to continue her education and earn a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She has always been inspired to help those who are less fortunate. Kayla wants to become an educator, teaching grades K-3, and help as many children as possible with special needs. She also loves working in daycares where she has assisted the teachers, as this will help her grow and become an educator. She is the President of Teens-N-Transformation (youth ministry at her church), where she volunteers in many community activities. Kayla understands the meaning of giving. She says that when you give others a dream, you give them a reason to keep pushing and find ways to make their dreams come true.