1. Makan

    Makan, 18

    SUNY Oswego

  2. Lourjely, 16

    University Heights High School

  3. Rhonda, 25

    Lehman College Graduate

  4. Omar, 18

    University of Buffalo

  5. Cassidy, 25

    Hostos Community College Graduate

  6. Jalene

    Jalene, 16

    The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology

We believe the talent of young people fuels our economy and our world. Yet, too often, we discuss and make changes without engaging young people, despite the fact that these changes often affect them the most. 

At HERE to HERE, we prioritize the thoughts and opinions of young people and amplify their voices by creating platforms for them to weigh in on school, city, and state decisions that affect them; inform program and school design; and become leaders of social and economic changes that will create a brighter future for their peers and community. 

Our vision is a thriving, inclusive economy, in The Bronx and elsewhere, driven by partnerships between young people and employers. To achieve this vision, employers, educators, and other stakeholders must align to create collective change that benefits young people, businesses, and communities.

Critical to this work is hearing directly from young people and highlighting students’ work-based learning experiences, successes, and challenges. We invite you to learn about some of the brilliant students we serve and hear their stories.

Young People Leading the Way