Brittany Danzy is a successful 21st Century Charter School at Gary 2010 graduate who will be attending Yale Law School in fall of 2015—with a FULL scholarship.
She is 1 of 8 children of a single mother who worked in the local McDonalds and was determined to see her children excel in life. Brittany’s father passed away when she was 4, however these difficulties in life have not stopped her from making her dreams a reality. After graduating 21st Century Charter School at Gary, she went on to attend Howard University, a historically Black college in Washington D.C. When she enrolled at Howard University, she was excited to find that her college credits from the dual-credit program 21st Century Charter School at Gary has were accepted at Howard.
At Howard University, she realized the value of her 21st Century education—she found that her honed writing and math skills benefitted her in Howard’s competitive academic environment. She has fond memories of her high school experience, especially teachers like Ms. Spoth and Mr. Ball who pushed her to excel and taught her far beyond the test. Throughout high school, she maintained a 3.9-4.0 GPA, and served on the debate team. During college, she continued to maintain a 3.9 GPA, and recently graduated—debt free! Brittany looks forward to a bright future at Yale Law School. She plans to defer law school for one year and serve for one year at the City Year program. In the future, she hopes to become partner at a law firm and is interested in both corporate and juvenile law.