World Scholars Program Participant
For a third grader, Jevon has a surprising sense of what he wants to accomplish and how he plans to do so. Last year Jevon placed 7th in the VLA Spelling Bee, and this year he placed 5th. Though this year’s bee just ended, Jevon has already set a goal to reach at least 2nd place next year. His goals don’t stop at spelling, either – he’s planning on running for President one day! After learning in the WSP class about how little money factory workers in the Dominican Republic make, Jevon decided that when he’s President he will make sure that factories the U.S. buys from treat their workers fairly. Along with the rest of the WSP Participants, Jevon will spend two weeks in the DR, fully emerged in the culture, meeting with political officials, developing friendships, and volunteering with various organizations. He is looking forward to the trip, stating that he is excited to “see the famous buildings and the sports the kids play” and to join them for a game!