Discussion with Joanna de Pena, of Top Notch Scholars

Joanna de Pena, of Top Notch Scholars in Lawrence, describes herself as a Lawrence Boys and Girls Club kid, graduating from Proctor Academy (NH) and Lasell College before receiving her M.Ed. from Merrimack College. Top Notch Scholars seeks to empower and inspire the youth of Lawrence, to give them the self-confidence and motivation required to achieve their life goals. Joanna spoke to our South Church Men’s Breakfast in February, and she was very well received. On April 29, she hopes to share with us more information about the kids she works with, Top Notch Scholars’ programs, the successful outcomes she’s achieved, and her plans for the future. Please join us on April 29!