MLWGS / TJ Basketball Game Will Raise Funds to Help Hinche Scholars

Hatian motto encourages hard work and discipline
Four Haitian young people, displaced from their university studies by the January, 2010 earthquake, are continuing their educations at J Sargent Reynolds Community College as part of the Hinche Scholars program of the I Have a Dream Foundation. The program was started by MLWGS alumnus Danny Yates (’09) in an effort to help “rebuild Haiti through higher education.”

The International Baccalaureate programs at Lucile Brown Middle School and Thomas Jefferson High School are helping raise funds to assist with the costs of college for these students. The concession profits from the Thomas Jefferson home basketball games on Tuesday, December 6 and Tuesday, December 13 will go to the Hinche Scholars program. The Vikings will take on our own MLWGS Green Dragons on December 6.

Suze Prince, Lube Labbieville, Berry Riche, and Frandy Prince, the first four Hinche Scholars, will be at both games to meet and talk with attendees. Come early or stay late and have the chance to learn more about Haiti, practice your French, and get to know these dedicated students.

Click on their names to read commentary by Danny Yates, former Jabberwock editor, and Berry Riche in a recent Richmond Times Dispatch Commentary section.