My parents and I gave up everything — I, my name; my parents, their jobs, house, and family members — to migrate to America in search of better opportunities. While I was hopeful for better opportunities in the U.S., we struggled to survive in our new environment. Despite these challenges, I am thankful for my parents’ sacrifices and am determined to pursue higher education to help improve the circumstances of Black families like my own. I work with the BELE Network and the National Equity Project to co-design a more equitable and healing-centered school environment for all students. I am confident that with the resilience and determination that I have gained through overcoming the challenges that I faced as a Black immigrant, I will succeed and create a better world for students of color everywhere in America.

Joycelyn Brobbey

Scholar-Artist, Princeton High School - Class of 2022

Joycelyn Brobbery