Akilah Bird-Watson, Program Director

I was in the RICH program while in elementary through high school. It’s now an honor to work as the program director. The RICH program  has helped me with my attitude and my self-esteem. The RICH principle: “I Matter” has become my life motto. I live by this principle and allow it to guide me through hard times. This program is definitely capable of giving a chance to those who want it. You meet other teens and form unbreakable ties that will undoubtedly last a lifetime. Meeting and working with the new group of young people in the program is an awesome experience.