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Meet Niyah, Minds Matter Cleveland Class of 2019! Niyah will attend the University of Akron in the fall and is a recent graduate of St. Martin de Porres. For her Minds Matter summer program, Niyah studied sociology at Ithaca College as a high school student.

Niyah said: “Minds Matter is a really supportive environment with a lot of people committed to helping students beat the odds and be more than they thought they could ever be.”

From her mentor, Lily Vanderbloemen: “Niyah is persistent and dedicated, which has made her so successful thus far. She has tried new things such as basketball and computer science in high school, and her curiosity will bring vigor to her studies and extracurriculars at the University of Akron! We’ll miss her, and we wish her the best of luck!”

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