As a senior-year transfer scholar at IDEA, Naiana Johnson learned lifelong skills such as budgeting and job readiness in senior seminar. She valued discussions in English class about equality and police brutality and learned how to advocate for herself in school and in life. Naiana participated in the Dramatic Solutions college and career readiness program sponsored by the DC Department of Employment Services, through which she interned at CVS. She also completed the High School Internship Program through DC’s Rehabilitation Services Administration. Naiana’s parting words are, “I appreciate all of my teachers. They always tell me to chase my dreams and save money.” After graduation, Naiana plans to study nursing or fashion merchandising at the University of the District of Columbia.