You’ll hear this call throughout the halls of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and all over Baltimore City whenever 2016 OSI-Community Fellow Isa Olufemi and the group he founded, the Poet Pride Run Club (PPRC), are keeping the pace. Olufemi, who formerly worked in the school as a college access program specialist with the CollegeBound Foundation, founded the run club to combine physical fitness with school pride, personal growth, and college preparation.
For Olufemi, “Let’s Grow” applies to everything they do in the club and in life. Ultimately, the program’s goal is that the students get college acceptance letters, enroll and arrive on campus ready to grow; that they graduate from high school with a plan of action. “The PPRC is about the students’ holistic education,” says Olufemi. “It’s about constant development, so let’s grow!”