Equity and Diversity News and Announcements


Equity and Diversity News and Announcements

Equity and Diversity News and Announcements

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Better Make Room Student Advisory Board

February 2, 2017

OPS Omaha Student Voices Council MEMBER!

Congratulations to Ghawayne Calvin!

Better Make Room Student Advisory Board:


A year ago, as part of her Reach Higher initiative, the First Lady announced a new public awareness campaign, Better Make Room, to target Generation Z, or young people ages 14–19, to celebrate education, change the national conversation, and reach students directly where they are and give them a space to create content while also navigating the college-going process. Now, Better Make Room needs students to help Mrs. Obama build this movement from the ground up. So, today we’re announcing the launch of the Better Make Room Student Advisory Board and the appointment of 17 student members to the Board.

BOARD MEMBER: Ghawayne Calvin is a senior at Omaha Northwest High Magnet School in Omaha, Nebraska. He was born and raised in Jamaica but immigrated to the United States with his family in 2013. Ghawayne is a LEDA Scholar, a College Possible student, a member of student government, an Ambassador for the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission, a Relay for Life Team Captain, and a founding member of the Omaha Student Voices Advisory Council. His passion for health led him to create the Youth Expressions of Health Club at his high school. Ghawayne believes that attending college will be the first step to accomplishing his goal of becoming a surgeon and changing the lives of his family.


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