Youth Spotlight: Ikea
Ikea, big sister of the Achieving Independence Center (literally and figuratively — Ikea has three younger siblings who also attend the Center!), prides herself on her being a mentor to newer AIC members. Ikea is bright, honest, and supportive of her peers and is always willing to give honest and frank advice. Did we also mention that Ikea is an A-student? That’s right! Ikea owes much of her educational success to her mother who, Ikea says, is always encouraging her to do the best that she can in her classes. When she graduates from high school next year, Ikea hopes to spread her wisdom beyond Philadelphia when she attends Delaware State University.