Breanna grew up a few blocks from the Comer Education Campus. Raised by her grandmother, in a home that housed many other relatives, Breanna’s childhood was not easy. Yet, as a member of Gary Comer College Prep’s founding class, Breanna took full advantage of the opportunities provided on the Comer Education Campus. Breanna was motivated to achieve academically and became involved in a number of after-school activities at the Youth Center, including Green Teens, an urban gardening program, and Free Sprit Media, a digital news team. In 2012, Breanna graduated from GCCP and matriculated to Illinois State University (ISU), becoming the first in her family to attend college. Read more about Breanna.