FAITH DAISE, SOPHOMORE, 16
Faith is a sophomore with an effervescent personality. She has big dreams of starting a program called ‘Step Regardless’. She explained, “It’s for young African American people who kinda doubt themselves or have mental illness. I know a lot of times with our race, we kinda doubt ourselves.” She was inspired to start this program because her brother committed suicide two years ago and it’s led her to action. What did her family do to create such a dreamer?
She credits her motivation and drive to her grandmother. She reveals, “My grandma was the first lady to register to vote in my island of the Bahahams. She really inspired me because it takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there. Especially to vote at that time, it was looked down upon for women. For her to be strong enough and bold enough to register to vote as the first woman really gives me some inspiration. Even if I’m not the first woman to do something, it still gives me the inspiration to try and be the best.”