Success Stories

Becoming Comfortable Outside Your Comfort Zone

At age 13, Orlondo joined Wyman as a participant in the Teen Outreach Program (TOP) at Normandy Middle School, and then as a member of the Teen Leadership Program (TLP). The confidence he gained and the skills he learned in these … Continue reading

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What One St. Louis Youth Learned from Beating the Odds

The following excerpt from America’s Promise Alliance features a Teen Leadership Program Alum, Ametra Harris. To view the entire piece, by Eva Harder, click here. Ametra Harris, 24, has a lot to be proud of. In a country where only … Continue reading

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Gaining a Sense of Belonging through the Teen Leadership Program

Oscar and his family moved from Mexico when he was just a child. According to Oscar, he always had high hopes, but he didn’t know how to begin his path to success, especially learning how to apply to, pay for, and … Continue reading

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The Power of Civic Engagement

Romi Hemphill was in the sixth grade when she got her first taste of civic leadership through Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®). “It made me a better person,” Romi said about the program, which she continued to participate in through high school. “It made me stronger.” It also helped her … Continue reading

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