SCHOLARS WITH PROMISE
Two BCC students attended the Change Create Transform Leadership Summit in Washington, DC over the last weekend in July — and came home with scholarships. As BCC President Isekenegbe looked on, Ryan Toney and Isiah Fynn each received $2500 and a Promise Prize Scholar plaque at a dinner that was the culmination of a four-day event that included a tour of the nation’s capital and meetings with ambassadors and delegations from Africa.
Bronx native Isiah D. Fynn is a Graphic Design major with a particular interest in photography and animation. “It is important to find your passion and use that passion to connect with others in order to change your community,” says Isiah. “I want to be a small business owner and have a print shop here in the Bronx and give back to my community by working with young people like myself to help them discover their love of the art.”
Ryan Toney lives in Brooklyn but commutes to and from the Bronx every day to take advantage of BCC’s Media and Digital Film Production program. “Some questions I asked during the summit were ‘Who are our African-American leaders and where are they?’” Ryan recalls. “At the end of the summit It was clear to me that every scholar in that room has the potential to be leaders in our different communities.”