Meet Huck House Youth Award Winner, Aja Bolden.
Aja came to TLP in May 2017 determined to create a better life for herself and her unborn baby. Before TLP, Aja lived in the Van Buren family shelter. She survived a high risk pregnancy and gave birth to a premature baby boy after seven months of pregnancy. Her son gives her focus and keeps her determined to achieve her goals. While the baby was still in the hospital, Aja enrolled in the pharmacy technician program at Columbus State. After receiving her pharmacy tech certificate, Aja would like to pursue a degree in marketing. Her hard work at both TLP and Columbus State offered Aja the opportunity to apply for and earn the Huckleberry House McNamara Scholarship. Aja would like to start a program for middle school girls helping them recognize and avoid abusive relationships.