TEENS 2019

High schoolers employed through our nine-month paid internship. 

Markayla Milton

Hey my name is Markayla. I am 15 years old. I’m a 9th grade student at Golda Meir. What I stand for is love, courage, and freedom rights. In the future I want to become an ObGyn. I would love to be able to bring new lives into the world.

Cameran Lambert

My name is Cameran Lambert, I'm 14 years old and I go to Milwaukee Lutheran High School. I stand against police brutality and freedom rights for all. When I get older, I want to go to college and become a computer engineer.

Anthony Blake

My name is Anthony Blake and I am 15 years old. I attend Martin Luther High School. I stand on success and accomplishments. I also stand on Christ and justice for all. When I grow up I want to become a business owner and enter the entertainment field and also I would like to go into real estate.

Eh Moo

My name is Eh Kaw Moo, I’m a senior at Messmer High School. I stand for human rights. People should respect the dignity of other people. My goal in life is to become a business person and own my own business. I want to travel to Dubai because it's my dream place to travel. My other choice is to become an advocate for my people who are suffering.

Nay Moo

Hi! My name is Nay Thaw Lay Moo and I am 17 years old. I am a junior attending Messmer Catholic High School. I believe in equality and respect for everyone because I believe equality and respect will get you far in life. In the future I would like to be a civil engineer, but I am also interested in other engineering fields.

Iyonna Harps

My name is Iyonna Harps. I am 16 years old and I attend Carmen High School of Science and Technology Northwest Campus. I value my family, they are the reason I don’t give up easily especially my mom she's my role model. I stand for the right to speak. Because I am not an adult or even a person who has power, I should be able to say what I feel instead of biting my tongue, especially for higher ups. I stand for respect. I feel if you want to be respected, respect me as well which goes for kids, teens, adults, or elderly. It shouldn’t matter their age. When I’m older I want to attend college, not right away but eventually. I haven’t quite decided what I want to major in, I have a few for instance, I want to major in fashion designing, photography, graphic designing, or video editing. I enjoy doing so much, I kind of want to be an obgyn, I'll see what the world brings to me.

Brielle Bitting

My name is Brielle or Brie, I am 14 years old and attend Milwaukee School of Languages. I stand for the idea that people can have different opinions. To be able to communicate with others calmly about their contrasting beliefs. Open-minds and communication I believe would end many controversies in our world today. After high school I would like to study abroad in Germany. I am fluent in the language and by the time I'm 25 I want to speak 7 languages. Currently, I'm aside from German studying Japanese. In Germany I want to have a major in foreign communications and a minor in environmental science. With this knowledge one day at a time through my job in Human Resources to bring companies from other countries together to accomplish a certain goal.

Michael Jackson

My name is Michael Jackson, I'm a 14-year-old student and Carmen Northwest. I stand for being a leader and being honest. I inspire to be a vet.

Jalyn Frantz

My name is Jalyn Frantz. I’m a freshman at Carmen High School Northwest. I’m 15 years old and I’m a big dreamer. I stand for many things, sometimes it’s hard to just choose one. I stand for women's rights, mines and everybody else's education. Mostly animal rights. I believe all animals are kind souls. I want to prevent harm from all types of animals beautiful and the not so pretty ones. I wish there were more animal shelters for all kinds, so they don’t have to live on the streets, and they’ll have homes. When I grow up, I want to go to college to be a vet for small animals. While in college I also want to study Psychology. I always have a wondering mind and I’m constantly curious about things. I like to wonder about plenty, even if it’s not real. That’s me, hope you have a good day!

Johanna Ibarra

My name is Johanna Ibarra. I am 16 years old. I go to Saint Joan Antida High School. Something I can say that I stand for is loyalty and honesty. For me loyalty and honesty mean that no matter who you are family, friend, or strangers, I hope for and expect honesty and loyalty. Another thing I stand for is women's rights. Woman’s rights is something important to me because not many women have many opportunities. One last thing I can say I stand for is independence and race. I can say I stand for these things because they play an impact on my life everyday being an Hispanic/Latina. I have thought about what I would like to become some type of burse or be in the nursing field. I am currently looking for colleges either out of state or in a different county. I do have my eyes set on a college called George Williams University.

Shamonie Parks

Hi my name is Shamonie Parks. I am 15 and a student at Carmen High School of Science and Technology. Something I stand for is my education. I feel like education is one of the greatest opportunities you could receive. Before we came along millions of people fought for us to be able to get an education. That’s why I try my hardest so I can do something with my life and know that their sacrifices didn’t go to waste. When I grow up, I want to be a vet. I want to become a vet because I grew up around animals in need. After I finish high school I want to go to college.

Jahrius Hopkins

My name is Jahrius, I’m 15 and I attend Messmer High School. One thing I stand for is police brutality, equal rights, and a new president. Some fun facts about me is I’m a chill, quiet, and a fun person and I’m kind of picky about some things like it must be done right or perfect. My favorite color is red, and I like listening to music. When I grow up, I want to have one of those jobs where you sit behind a cubical and do nothing but still make a good amount of money.

Deziray Blanche

Hey, my name is Deziray and I’m a 9th grader at St. Francis High School. I am a very independent, respectful, and responsible woman. One thing that I stand for is independence. I believe that people should be independent, and not be told what they can and cannot do (that’s within reason). We should be able to be who we want to be without people telling us. When I get older, I want to be a Neonatologist. I love taking care of babies. If I don’t become a neonatologist, I want to become a pediatrician.

Alaye Blanche

My name is Alaye Blonche and I am 16 years old. I’m a sophomore of St. Francis High School. I stand for making the world better and making progress toward success. After I finish high school, I want to become an entrepreneur and own multiple businesses.

Naamah Yarn

Hi, my name is Naamah, I am 15 years old and I attend Milwaukee School of Languages. Something I stand for God, because he’s the one that allows me to wake up and go through the day. I also stand for success. If you don’t do anything, meet anyone, or go anywhere, you will not be successful. Everyone wants money, everyone wants attention, everyone wants to be big, yet they don’t want to be successful, get an education, meet new people, and try new things. They want success to come to them; however, that’s not how it works. So that’s me and that’s what I stand for. For my future I would like to be a social worker to help kids and teens with current issues, problems or even if they need a little encouragement, I would like to be someone they can talk to.

Morinda Robinson

Hello, my name is Morinda Robinson. I’m currently a junior at Messmer High School. I’m 16 years old. I stand for stopping the violence and education. I feel like these are two important things in life. I believe getting an education is mandatory. That’s something that you shouldn’t constantly be reminded to get, its needed in today's society. I want to help Milwaukee become a community again. I’m a part of a stop the violence group. Every month on the 6th we plan an event to bring everyone together. When I graduate high school, I want to attend college and become a pediatrician. I have a lot of nieces and nephews and I love babies. I want to be able to help them if they get sick.

Timia Mobley

My name is Timia Mobley, I’m 15 and I go to Carmen High School. I stand for women’s equal rights and equal opportunity for women. I want to be a corporate lawyer when I get older.

Olivia Scott

I am Olivia Scott, I’m 15 years old. I go to Milwaukee School of Languages.  I'm the type of person that stands for women's rights because of the inequality in the world.  I also stand for education all around because kids around the world aren't getting the education they need.  I believe that everyone deserves equality and respect for what they do and who they are, no matter the race or gender.  For my future, I hope to become a lawyer and study criminal law.  I hope to become a very successful and productive women when I grow up.

Lindsay Guijo

I am Lindsey and I’m 15. I attend Milwaukee School of Languages and stand for human rights and peace. Everyone deserves to be treated the same and seen as no different. I get up every morning to progress towards my future and success along with wanting to help others. I want to become an architect or an interior designer. I have a passion for getting crafty and creative. For me it is so fun to do hands on activities involving anything artistic. Although throughout my life interests have always been changing but I'm always excited to see what the future holds for me.