Success Stories

Our kids are growing up! Here you can read about their YDO backgrounds and new endeavors.

Sheily Baez

Sophomore at Regis College, CCHS '16
7 Years with YDO
DESIGN Camp, College for Kids, Co-Director of YDO Summer

Smiley-Faced Kid Grows into (Smiley-Faced) Leader

Yaznairy Cabrera

QB Scholar, Soph. at Williams College, NCHR '16
7 Years with YDO
MIT STEM, Science Olympiad, Youth CITIES, Co-Director of YDO Summer

Questbridge Scholar Helps Lead 1st-Gen Ephs

Nelly Alba

TFA Fellow, Posse Scholar, Hamilton '16, NDCR '12
11 Years with YDO
Journalism, Theatre, Study Abroad, Victorious Writers, YDO Summer Staff

Posse Scholar returns to Lawrence

Gladys Gitau

TFA Fellow, Whitman College '16, LHS '12
10 Years with YDO
Math Games, Youth CITIES, What's Good in the Hood, YDO Summer Staff

Making the most of opportunities

Christian Grullon

Red Pine Scholar, UMass Amherst '16, CCHS '13
10 Years with YDO
Math Games, MIT STEM, YDO Summer Staff, YDO Intern

Developer in the making

Xin Wen

Jack Kent Cooke Scholar, Junior at Cornell, PA '15
10 Years with YDO
MIT STEM, Science Olympiad, Ceramics Instructor, YDO Summer Staff

A future in science & design