Fanta Ballo AA ’17. Credit: Stacey Kitt
Bard College at Simon’s Rock alumna Fanta Ballo AA ’17 has received the first-ever Wonder Grant from The Shawn Mendes Foundation and Google. The grant will support Fanta in expanding her change-making poetry and social justice activism to a wider audience, including young people in her hometown of Harlem. The 18-year-old college senior is now pursuing her BA in economics at the University of Albany after earning her AA in liberal arts at Simon’s Rock.