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GEAR UP Student is 2018 Young Woman of Consequence

Denezia Fahie, a senior at North High School in Worcester and a member of GEAR UP, was named the 2018 Young Woman of Consequence by the City of Worcester's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women.

Denezia is a leader in Girls CHOICE, a college readiness program, and is a sexual health peer educator for Planned Parenthood. In remarks made at the annual celebration for this award, held at City Hall on March 8, Denezia said it was an honor to be part of such a great legacy. She credited her dedication to service to her need to return the investments others made in her during her childhood because they recognized her talents and potential - characteristics she didn't see in herself.

In her current work for Advocates for Youth, Denezia organizes, mobilizes and empowers women of color to fight for reproductive rights. She plans to study political science and public policy in college, attend law school, and use her education to advocate for and empower marginalized and oppressed people.

We are proud to have Denezia among our GEAR UP students and wish her every success in reaching her goals!

Release Date: 
March 29, 2018