Student of the Month

Congratulations to our Student of the Month Recipient



Name: Devery Russell Jr.
School: Miami Lakes Educational Center

Devery is a graduate from Miami Lakes Educational Center.  He’s been an active member of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project for seven years.  He served as the President for his school’s chapter.  While in high school Devery had over 350 community service hours, was the President of the Black History Club, maintained a G.P.A. over 3.5 and was recognized as the Miami Dolphins Student of the Game.  Devery enjoys writing music, playing basketball, video games and graphic design.


He currently attends Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and will major in Engineering.   After college he plans to become financially stable in his career as a great father and husband.


He believes that the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project has impacted his life by informing his the streets is not the route to go in life.  Devery thanks the 5000 Role Models for teaching him to have goals in life and to achieve them at all cost.  He is thankful for the aspects to become a man and the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project has shaped him to be a respectable man in society.


When it comes to role models Devery considers his mother as his role model because she is the only parent he has known in his life through all the struggles. To conclude, his mother has never given up on him and she supports everything he does and teaches him life lessons that will always help him in the future.


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