At The Learning Tree, we celebrate our alumni!
Achora Recille, front row, 2nd from right
TLT Class of 2013
Achora is a Junior at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC. She's also a Youth Engagement Intern at The New York City Criminal Justice Agency.
Recently Achora spoke at John Jay's Academic Year Kickoff.
Following the Academic Kickoff, King joined some students, faculty, and staff in breakout sessions, including a session where he chatted with ACE students and alumni, learning firsthand how they were positively impacted by the program. They spoke of the benefits of being an ACE student—the free monthly MetroCard, the book vouchers, the family atmosphere, and the one-on-one advisement. “Crime rates, violence, poverty, and incarceration are all linked to a lack of education,” said ACE student Achora Recille. “If you give kids who live in underserved and underrepresented communities the tools they need, access to education, and programs like ACE, then you’re creating a direct pathway to success. You’re removing the road blocks and eliminating the fear of not having money to go to school or pay for books, you’re lifting up the people who need it the most.”