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Monday, July 2 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hear the Voices of the Future
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Rayonna Hall

Rayonna Hall is the first graduate of Gateway to College at Durham Technical Community College. She transplanted to North Carolina from the inner city of Jamaica Queens, New York. She became a mother at the age of 13 and quickly became overwhelmed trying to juggle school and home life. As a result, she dropped out of high school during her junior year and worked for a period of time. She says that her success as a Gateway graduate was due... Read More →
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Xavier Jennings

Xavier Jennings, 21, from East Denver was the youngest of 5 children raised by a single mother. At the age of 13 he began dealing drugs, joined a gang and became involved in the street life and court system. He dropped out of school at 17. At 18 he found YouthBuild at Mile High Youth Corps(MHYC) and has been there ever since. Graduating successfully from YouthBuild in December 2008, with his GED, Xavier earned the Denver Metro Mayors and... Read More →
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Stephen Patrick

Stephen Patrick is a senior program officer on the Postsecondary Success Team with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His work at the foundation focuses on student supports and on developing supportive pathways through college for low-income young adults, with a particular emphasis on those young people who do not take a direct path from high school into college. Prior to joining the foundation in 2007, Patrick served as the director of... Read More →

Monday July 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Aspen Meadows Restaurant