Where is He Now?

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We had so much fun seeing where our graduating class of IYAB members is headed that we wanted to take a minute to catch up with last year’s class. Alex was a member of the very first class of IYAB in 2013-2014. Check out what he accomplished this year.

Alex Smith

Alex Smith 2Alex completed his freshman year at New York University, where he is studying history and law. During his first year at NYU, he served as class president for the College of Arts and Sciences, interned with a program called Generation Citizen and fought for social justice as an MLK Scholar.

Next year, he will be working with NYU’s Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentorship program, volunteering for political campaigns, serving as Treasurer of the History Society, and also plans to study in Washington, DC in the spring as part of NYU’s Global Leadership Scholars Program.

“After attending law school, I plan to work as civil rights and immigration lawyer,” Alex said. “Eventually, I would like to get involved with politics and run for an elected office. One day, I also hope to serve the country as a national state senator.”

Alex has served his community in two key ways this year as student government president and as an MLK Scholar, which is an honors program at NYU which emphasizes community service and social activism.

“As student government president, I was able to implement policy reform and lead service outreach projects for students,” Alex said. “Also, as an MLK Scholar, fellow scholars and I went to New Orleans and completed a service trip in March. Our responsibilities during the service trip included environmental protection projects, rebuilding houses and cultural renovation initiatives.”

Alex says his involvement in the YVC program have been a factor of influence in his many successes.

“My numerous years with YVC have molded me into the person I am today,” Alex said. “Looking back, I now realize that YVCKC was a major contributor toward my passion for public service. I love YVC and am so thankful I became involved with the program.”

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