A DC native, fifteen year old Zatharia, also known as “Z,” has participated in the YLOT program for more than two years. She attends night school, where she is finishing high school.
What skills have you gained through the program?
We’ve searched for jobs, interviewed each other, resume writing. We have filled out job applications.
What has YLOT taught you?
I learned to help others. I learned to make good decisions. I learned to think before I do something. I used to smoke and do drugs. I used to not come in the house and listen to my mother. Young Ladies of Tomorrow taught me how to be a young lady.
What does the term “young lady” mean to you?
It is being respectful. Going to school every day. Not hanging with a bad crowd. Doing good things.