Nadiera Young feels a sense of hope and possibility when she volunteers in Baltimore City Public
Schools and mentors students through Upward Bound. A native of Camden, NJ, Nadiera knows what it's like to be in the position of many Baltimore students. She feels a responsibility to help ensure these students are afforded the same, if not more, opportunities than she has been given.
Her vision for Baltimore is for alumni to give back to their communities by returning to their high schools and mentoring students within the schools, academically and culturally.
Nadiera's experience in Baltimore Collegetown LeaderShape has given her new confidence to see what is extraordinary in her life and in the lives of each student she teaches. Nadiera plans to be a high school English teacher, a principal and ultimately a superintendent.