KIPP Public Schools Northern California
Favour Asu will be attending San Jose State University in the fall to study computer science. He hopes to push for greater innovation in tech that makes people’s lives more convenient and equitable. For his Dreamscape application, Favour proposed creating a nonprofit organization called Teen Hope, focused on suicide prevention in his hometown of Oakland, CA. Recognizing that suicide is a leading cause of death among 10- to 34-year-olds in the US, and that teens having suicidal thoughts are often afraid to seek help due to stigma, Favour envisions a teen-led organization that offers peer-to-peer counseling in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. His plan includes an advertising campaign to reach local community members.