Kelly Hyles

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Kelly Hyles

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Age: 19

Heritage: Guyana

Student, Harvard University and Founder, Gears for Success

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Kelly is very active in her community at Harvard College. As Vice President of the Harvard Caribbean Club, she spearheaded the organization's first annual Jubilee. The event showcased the diversity and talent among the Caribbean, and provided a space for Caribbean students in the Greater Boston/Cambridge area to celebrate their history, art, music and food. She is also a mentor at the Harvard Ed Portal, where she helps K-12 students from the Allston/Brighton area cultivate their interests in Math, Science and the Arts.

Kelly recently launched a non-profit organization, Gears for Success, which aims to provide educational supplies to underserved schools in Guyana. She hopes that her efforts will enhance students' scholastic performance and foster a better learning environment. She works closely with the school in need to identify the most pertinent issues, and develop a plan to eliminate these obstacles. Her first partnership will be with Vryheid's Lust Primary School, where she will build a Reading and Mathematics room to help improve the student's low reading and mathematics. She hopes to introduce new techniques to encourage these students to be engaged in the classroom. She acknowledges the privilege of attending Harvard, and is dedicated to providing the same access for higher education to children with similar background as hers.