MTTP: Alumni Spotlight


The MTTP (Martha’s Table Teen Program) would like to Spotlight the accomplishments of Alumni Laquan T. Lightfoot.

Laquan graduated from the Teen Program and Benjamin Bannekar Academic High School in 2007.  While participating in the Teen Program, Laquan was extremely active in youth advocacy activities and other civic engagement and events.  It was ultimately through her selection as the Martha’s Table Representative for DC’s Youth Advisory Council that Laquan became interested in youth advocacy, justice and law.  Laquan continued to pursue these interests through various activities at Martha’s Table, upon graduating from Banneker SHS in 2007, she received the POSSE Scholarship which included connecting Laquan with a mentor, as well as awarding her a full tuition scholarship to Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Just as she was at Martha’s Table, Laquan was a highly active student at Lafayette; serving as a member of the Association of Black Collegians, Co-Chair of the class of 2014 Orientation Committee, studying abroad in London, England and participating in Lafayette’s Mock Trial team.  She won the All-Regional Attorney Award at Cornell University’s spring 2010 competition and the All-Regional Witness Award at Lafayette’s’ spring 2011 competition.   This past summer, Laquan was awarded a highly coveted internship at the District Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, PA within the Trial Division; she has been awarded this internship for the 2nd year in a row.  Laquan was recently accepted into to law school at Widener, Temple, Howard, Pace, and Drexel Universities;  receiving a full tuition scholarship from both Widener and Drexel Universities.  Laquan has decided to accept the full tuition scholarship from Drexel’s’ School of Law and will begin classes this coming fall.  We are extremely proud of the young lady that Laquan has become, and we look forward to watching her fulfill her dreams of becoming a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office.

See a full article of Laquan in the Lafayette Hometown News.

Laquan and her Mom.