Lakeisha Henry is currently a junior at Howard University. Here are some key facts about Lakeisha:
- Originally from Guyana, Lakeisha came to the United States for educational opportunities to pursue a career in the legal profession. After two years at a Prince Georges Community College in nearby Largo, MD, Lakeisha enrolled at Howard University for the 2016-2017 academic year.
- Lakeisha has excelled in her classed at Howard. She is currently a junior majoring in Sociology and minoring in Business Administration with a 3.7 grade point average (GPA).
- During her time at Howard at PGCC, Lakeisha has held multiple internships in law and government. She interned in the Maryland House of Delegates and the International Law Institute. She has also served in leadership roles among student workers for the Howard University Development and Alumni Relations Office.
- Lakeisha is incredibly committed to giving back to her community and providing opportunities for underprivileged children. Prior to leaving Guyana, Lakeisha worked with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports to launch BRIDGES, a non-profit program to support teenage girls in the country.
After Lakeisha left school for multiple semesters due to a lack of financing, Pay Your Tuition (PYT) was able to help her re-enroll for the spring 2019 semester. However, she needs an additional $10,000 to pay for this semester and stay on track for graduation in the spring of 2020. Here is a personal note from Lakeisha:
I am currently facing some financial hurdles that I cannot knock over on my own. For this reason, I am kindly seeking assistance from kindhearted individuals to help me complete my degree and get back on track of accomplishing my goals. Your assistance or investment no matter how little would go a long way and would make a great difference in my life. Thank you in advance for your act of kindness! I really appreciate it, and may God continue to bless you!
When PYT began working with Lakeisha in the summer of 2017, she had displayed academic excellence, but lacked the financing needed to continue her studies. Frustrated by the process and lacking the requisite funds, Lakeisha took some time off from Howard. A prior due balance was a hurdle, but dropping out was never in her plans, and Lakeisha is now back at Howard. PYT worked extensively through the financial aid process over many months with numerous stakeholders (multiple school offices, private funders, etc.) to help her continue her studies and finish her degree.
Let’s help Lakeisha cross the finish line and give back to her community! Donate today!