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Awa Nyambi, graduate of Woodlands HS, Xposure Greenburgh, current: Harvard University
Release Date: August 22, 2017

In 2007 the Greenburgh Town Board contracted with the Xposure after school foundation to provide after school activities for students in grades K-six. Unlike other after school programs - this program provides students with different learning opportunities: students learned how to invest money in the stock market and they open  their own personal bank accounts.  Some students have participated in Xposure Radio. In 2017 Xposure was nominated for four EMMY awards! This spring the students interviewed former NYS First Lady Matillda Cuomo.

Has Xposure made a difference in the lives of the graduates?  Richard Thomas, founder of Xposure received this e mail from Awa Nyambi-- one of the first graduates of Xposure. Awa graduated from Woodlands High School, is now attending Harvard University and is being recruited by prestigious investment banks for summer employment opportunities.

The Greenburgh school district and Xposure provided Awa with a great foundation that he continues to build on.  There are other brilliant students who attend and have attended the Greenburgh schools and Xposure program. We're working together to provide the education and training for our future national leaders.

PAUL FEINER

 
On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 2:40 PM, Awa Nyambi <> wrote:
Hi Mr. Thomas, 
 
I hope everything is well with you these days. I just wanted to reach out to you with some news I just received. Over this past summer, I've been interning at Roadmap Healthcare doing Corporate Development and Finance. In addition, I'd spent much of my time this summer preparing for interviews for Investment Banking internships for next summer (summer of 2018). 
 
Just yesterday, I'd interviewed with Bank of America Merrill Lynch - one of the top three Investment Banks in the U.S. After a series of interviews that put my character and financial knowledge to the test, I would like to inform you that just a few hours later, I received an offer to join their Investment Banking team next summer. 
 
It is in times like these that I think back to the plethora of lessons I'd learned about finance and the economy many years ago as a child and what kind of impact Xposure truly had on my trajectory. While there are surely many to thank for the accomplishments that I've come to realize over the years, there is no doubt in my mind that Xposure's first lessons on the stock market and personal finances planted a seed for this opportunity which was and still is foreign to many children from my background. 
 
As someone who invested in me at such a young and tender age, I truly want to say thank you for celebrating with me, teaching me, and guiding me towards what I'm hoping will be a successful career in Finance. Xposure is a program that I am indebted to and hope will continue to provide opportunities for many more young people like myself. It is my hope that you will continue to "Xpose" young people to the opportunities they never thought imaginable. 
 
Lastly, it's been 10 years since I sat in those bleachers as one of the first students of this program. Take that for return on investment!
 
Heart's Best,
 
Awa Nyambi
Harvard College, Class of 2019
A.B. Candidate Economics
Partner, Charles River Growth Fund

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