Ramean Clowney

Philadelphia, PA

Ramean Clowney, 19, recently began his freshman year at the Community College of Philadelphia.  A native of Philadelphia and a product of the Pennsylvania foster care system, Ramean overcame personal struggles – exposure to violence, drugs and abuse – to graduate with honors from the One Bright Ray Community High School, where he was a member of the basketball team and participated on the drum line.

Ramean is currently Chief Youth Ambassador for the Philadelphia Youth Network, one of the city’s leading youth programs, in this role, he is one of several advocates for local youth. Apsired to one day run for a seat on the Philadelphia City Council, intends to study political science at Howard University, and eventually attend law school.

“Retrospectively (speaking), I guess you can say I was in search of me . . . . now I no longer settle for mediocrity – excellence is a must.”

Sponsoring Organization: Jobs for the Future