Words from Our Academy Students

jamarcus scottWhen I first attended the TDYLA I came in as a young kid who was very shy and timid. After four years of being a part of the academy I gained a sense of confidence in myself and the ability to use my voice for a greater purpose. The academy taught me to not only chase my dreams, but to give back to my community.

-Jamarcus Scott

ki raThe TDYLA has helped me take note of the leadership qualities I possess and how they can help me grow as an individual. The academy has helped me to step out of my shell and speak up rather than be shy and timid. Overall, the academy has allowed me to shift into the woman I know I can be to serve the world and my community to the best of my abilities.

-Ki-Ra Heard

d clarkThomas Davis Youth Leadership Academy has helped me to think of long-term goals. Football is great, but what happens after football. Learning to invest no matter how small my contribution may be, it will be a start.

-Davion Clark

jasmineThe Thomas Davis Youth Leadership Academy has helped me open up to people and express my uniqueness.

-Jasmine Wilson

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