Breana grew up a few blocks from the Comer Education Campus. Raised by her grandmother, in a home that housed many other relatives, Breana’s childhood was not easy. Yet, as a member of Gary Comer College Prep’s founding class, Breana took full advantage of the opportunities provided on the Comer Education Campus. Breana 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. Breana graduated from Gary Comer College Prep in the inaugural class of 2012. She went on to become the first in her family to graduate from college, earning her bachelor’s degree
in English Studies from Illinois State University in 2017. The leadership skills she developed at GCYC and as an UtmostU peer mentor for ISU freshmen have positioned her for a fulfilling career. Breana is currently an Admissions Counselor at Lincoln College. Read more about Breana.