Congratulations Bella! We are so proud of you and your commitment to being a leader!
Isabella Hanson, returning Leadership Academy Student, was named a 2022 Prudential Emerging Visionary for bringing powerful vision and meaningful change to her community.
Bella, 16, started “I Matter” to give young people a platform to advocate for social justice and equality through creative expression. The project runs poetry and art contests, Juneteenth events, and workshops for students of all backgrounds, creating a place for their voices to be heard and inviting them to share powerful messages about racial justice.
As one of 25 young people from across the country selected in this year’s inaugural class, Isabella will receive $5,000 in funding as well as an invitation to participate in an awards summit in April 2022. Way to go, Bella. We are so proud of you and your incredible accomplishments!