March 25, 2019 Report - PYT Funds

March 25, 2019 Report


As part of our regular updates, we are highlighting some of the exemplary students we continue to support. Our hope is that this exercise will give a deeper understanding of the work we do to assist our student-customers. Beyond this initial announcement, look for information on additional students in our regular Monthly Updates. 

Our first student is Lakeisha Henry of Howard University. We began working with Lakeisha in the summer of 2017. After Lakeisha left school for multiple semesters due to a lack of financing, PYT was able to help her re-enroll for the spring 2019 semester. She needs an additional $10,000 to pay for this semester and stay on track for graduation in the spring of 2020. We have worked extensively with Lakeisha but she needs immediate support to ensure she stays on track to graduate. 

Click here to donate via Lakeisha’s PYT profile. Giving is easy! Simply click the “contribute” button on Lakeisha’s profile or contact us directly at or (301) 799-4798. PYT will ensure the funds are put directly toward a tuition bill.

Key facts about Lakeisha:

  • Originally from Guyana, Lakeisha came to the United States for educational opportunities and to pursue a legal career. After two years at a Prince George's Community College in nearby Largo, MD, Lakeisha enrolled at Howard University for the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Lakeisha has excelled in her classes 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 PGCC and Howard, Lakeisha held multiple internships in law and government. She interned with the Maryland House of Delegates and the International Law Institute. She 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. 

Click here to learn more about Lakeisha Henry and the work PYT has done to support her. We are proud to support the Lakeisha Henrys of the world in pursuit of our mission to combat college dropouts. We look forward to sharing students' individual stories with you in the coming months. If you would like to learn more about our work with students, please contact Dick Adams.

Thank you for your continued support,
Stacie Whisonant