Babalwa Tetyana

Babalwa Tetyana has been with ArtWorks for Youth since 2012. Despite being enrolled in schools where few of her teachers came to class to teach, Babalwa worked hard enough to earn grades that resulted in her being selected to attend a school in Greensboro, North Carolina as a ninth grader in 2015. Babalwa graduated from Greensboro Day School in June of 2018 and was accepted to her number one choice, Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Babalwa received a merit scholarship that covered more than half of her school fees.

Aside from being a stellar student, Babalwa is an incredible poet and spoken word artist, actor, and motivator of her younger brother, Anele, who is now at a private school in New York City. We know Babalwa will continue to do amazing things!