Hannah Tall – Graduate Spotlight

Hannah Tall – BA Psychology, Sociology Minor (Pace University)

Hannah during STOKED Mentoring Inc's Snow Mentor weekend trip, January 2014.

Hannah during STOKED Mentoring Inc’s Snow Mentor weekend trip, January 2014.

Objectives as a Student: “My DREAM is to combine my background in psychology, civic engagement and languages with travel, youth development and education. I want to use my superpower of organizing people and and bring these services and life changing experiences to communities in NYC, to inspire young people and equip them with the skills they need to achieve their goals and uplift those around them.”

Hannah as Skateboard Build Instructor at Achievement First Brooklyn High School.

Hannah as Skateboard Build Instructor at Achievement First Brooklyn High School.

Artivism: Hannah currently works as a Program Manager for STOKED Mentoring Inc. where she manages and facilitates all programming based in New York City as well as collaborates in volunteer recruitment and retention. Among the many accomplishments of STOKED’s year-round activities,  the organization was a recipient of the The Dumbo Dozen Award, recognizing “DUMBO based individuals and organizations who created/ accomplished amazing art/ ideas/goodness/ innovation in 2013 and shared them with the world.”

Hannah with Achievement First Brooklyn High School mentees building skateboards and life skills through STOKED.

Hannah with Achievement First Brooklyn High School mentees building skateboards and life skills through STOKED.

Before joining STOKED, Hannah was an English Teaching Assistant in Colombia with the Fulbright program and on further scholarship in Peru

Hannah in Peru as a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar.

Hannah in Peru as a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar.

She is also an alumni of Oscar and Grammy nominated Impact Repertory Theatre of Harlem, a leadership training, youth activist and performing arts organization.

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Current Project: The Gye Nyame Empowerment project is hosting it’s 7th annual Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit in Brooklyn, NY from March 28-29th, 2014. High school girls from NYC and the surrounding area are welcome! The summit is all about supporting participants to love themselves, demand the best, and embrace their full potential. Register here!

Hannah is Chair of the Outreach Committee for the Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit 2014.

Hannah is a self-proclaimed “Foot Soldier,” or Chair of Outreach and Participation for the Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit 2014.

Bio

Ubuntu – a universal bond that connects all of humanity. This is not just a word, it’s a principle that Hannah believes in with every fiber of her being and it’s fueled her continued love of service and travel. As a native New Yorker, Hannah has always been surrounded and intrigued by the diversity of city. This led her to travel to South Africa as a Young Ambassador with Ubuntu Education Fund, to Peru as a Benjamin A. Gilman International scholarship recipient and most recently, Colombia as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. Locally, Hannah has worked with organizations including the Harlem Children’s ZoneCollege SummitNew York CaresPartnership with Children and Pace University’s Center for Community Action and Research and Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship respectively. To date, Hannah has organized over 500 young people to give back to their communities in various capacities. She has been described as a force to be reckoned with by many. When she is not of changing the world (is that possible?), she can be found in a boxing gym, traveling to find hidden food gems in the city, in a bookstore or at a performing arts showcase.
Hannah with STOKED mentors and mentees during Rockaway Beach party in NYC.

Hannah with STOKED mentors and mentees during Rockaway Beach party in NYC.

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