Jada Freeman is an honor roll scholar who successfully completed the University of the District of Columbia Community College’s First-Year Seminar. As a senior, Jada participated in the Dramatic Solutions college and career readiness program sponsored by the DC Department of Employment Services, through which she interned at USAID. Jada’s favorite class at IDEA was print entrepreneurship, where she learned the fundamentals of graphic design and how to launch a clothing business. Life lessons that Jada learned at IDEA included “never give up and don’t be afraid to ask for help when needed,” and “always be yourself.” After graduation, Jada plans to study sociology at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina with the goals of becoming successful and helping people with their problems. Jada would like to thank the 12th grade teachers and staff at IDEA for their support.