Spotlight On Success: Keyara

Keyara, 17, is known as one of the most driven and dependable youth in the Hartford Youth Service Corps. Since starting in July of 2017, Keyara has grown tremendously. She has worked with Hartford Communities that Care, Elizabeth Park and the Boys and Girls Club, as well as working with St. Augustine Church during the weekend cleaning sessions. Keyara is known as one of the friendliest persons in the program. She is always ready to chat with someone and she is not afraid to tell people the truth. With the help of her YDS and everyone in the program, Keyara has come a long way. She has improved significantly not only as a person, but also as a worker. Keyara lives at home with her supportive mom, stepdad, and brother. Her perseverance is one of the best traits about her, she showed this by recently earning a job after a long time of applying. Her YDS, Eboni Clark had this to say when reflecting on Keyara, “She has the leadership abilities to become extremely successful. If she stays on the same track and keeps on being as driven and motivated, she will be able to tap into the true leadership potential she has.”