Jahayra was barely a teenager when I first met her, about twelve years ago. She had just completed the 8th grade with straight A’s, but she couldn’t afford the bus or the books for high school.
EAB gave her a scholarship and watched her flourish, beating “the 12% odds” through high school and right into college.
Andrew Hermann is a senior at Seattle Preparatory School, and a two-time veteran of EAB’s immersion program, the Pentecost Project.
In his immersion experiences, he saw that the choices we make in the US– regarding coffee, clothing, or just about anything– affect the world’s most vulnerable, and guided by the relationships he formed and renewed in the DR.