Here’s Why 2 of H.D. Woodson’s Top Grads Have Excelled and are Headed to College Together

June 21, 2019


by SAM FORD/ABC7/Monday, June 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — They stayed off the streets together and Monday, two of H.D. Woodson’s top students graduated. In Monday’s Spotlight on Education, ABC7’s Sam Ford shows us how a local program helped them succeed together too. Woodson’s valedictorian, Tarrell Talbert, and No. 3 grad, Will Myah, are part of a program called Genesys Works, that exposes young people to worlds outside their communities. And now they’re both headed to study at North Carolina A&T State University.


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About Genesys Works

Genesys Works provides pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships. Our program consists of 8 weeks of technical and professional skills training, a paid year-long corporate internship, college and career coaching, and alumni support to and through college.  Our goal is to move more students out of poverty and into professional careers, creating a more productive and diverse workforce in the process.  Since its founding in 2002, Genesys Works has grown to serve nearly 4,000 students annually in Houston, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington’s National Capital Region.   To learn more, visit

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