LightHouse Grads 2017

From left to right: Cameron, Brandy, Casey. Kiara, Jamariyea, Victoria, Khoury, and Najee.

Khoury first walked into the LightHouse, after-school and summer program, as a shy 12 year old boy starting the 6th grade. “The LigthHouse introduced me into sports. It was just a fun place to be,” he remembers.

As Khoury grew up and began high school, he started attending our Teen Club program. “It’s way different and a big step, because it is a lot more academics,” Khoury said. “They make sure your grades are good, so you can start building your future.”

Today, Khoury is a proud graduate of Byrd High School and one of 8 Teen Club seniors who recently walked across the graduation stage to carry on the lessons they learned to college and careers beyond. Khoury has plans to attend Northwestern State University and major in nursing. If he could give any advice to the younger kids, Khoury said “When you get in high school, take it serious!”

Each graduate has plans to attend college or join the military with career goals. Many of the graduates will receive LightHouse college scholarships in the fall to help them with their future endeavors. In the meantime, all of the graduates will stay with the LightHouse as employees over the summer, helping the younger children in our summer program.

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