Courtney McKenney knows the obstacles many youth in Baltimore face. As a teenager, she remembers setting goals for herself and losing sight of those goals when life-changing events intervened. Today, Courtney can celebrate many accomplishments. She is working toward her undergraduate degree in sociology and she is a confident student leader on campus and in her community.
Courtney's vision for Baltimore is to educate, motivate, and stimulate the minds of urban youth, equipping them with the tool of knowledge. Courtney volunteers at the John Eager Howard Recreation Center; she offers etiquette classes for young females on appropriate ways to approach everyday situations. And she mentors students in the Reservoir Hill community.
Courtney is no longer the young girl who thinks no one understands her. She has found a strong support network among her Baltimore Collegetown LeaderShape friends and colleagues who share her vision and believe in her goals.