• Black Excellence means that I'm not alone

    C.J. Green has a tough story to tell and he shares it openly and with love and hope. “Hatred never gets you anywhere,” he says.
  • Quiet Warrior

    “Alana is a quiet warrior who is strong in her opinions and beliefs about justice and fairness for everyone,” says dad Kaleem Caire.
  • Seeking leadership in his community and culture

    “He leads by example and with kindness, and challenges us to be better and do better because of the example he sets.”
  • The world is her classroom

    She's traveled to 36 states and four countries and is encouraged to learn from the world around her more than the classroom.
  • Finding Meaning from Disparity

    Dakarai Clay has a dilemma. He’s been accepted into eight colleges, with three top picks—LSU, DePaul or Northern Illinois University—but was rejected by UW-Madison, his first choice.
  • Someone to watch -- and read

    Tziah McNair is an up-and-coming writer.
  • Shooting pucks, throwing pots

    Max Chambers is a gifted potter as well as a talented hockey player, successful student and good neighbor.
  • A league of his own

    Drake Baldwin is a smart, focused student-athlete bound for Missouri State (and, he hopes, Major League Baseball).