Taiwo Demola is a junior at Classical High School and represents CHS as a delegate in Providence Student Union, a youth-led education advocacy organization in Providence, RI. As part of PSU, Taiwo advocates for the implementation of student voice in the classroom by actively shedding light on the importance of youth empowerment. Steadfast in her effort, Taiwo currently assumes numerous roles as a representative on the Superintendent’s Student Council, a Teen Ambassador for Trinity Repertory Company, a Member of the Principal’s Inner Circle as well as the Ethnic Studies Task Force in conjunction to being the Co-CEO of Diversity Talks, an alternative approach to project development that strives to create connections through conversation.
She is a graduate of Sophia Academy, a small nonprofit all-girls middle school based in the Providence area that aims to provide women from low-income families a quality education with a curriculum rooted on the foundation of social justice. During her time at Sophia Academy, Taiwo attended numerous educational conferences, fostered connections with local community organizations and participated in Sophia’s seminar class in which she won the Sister Mary O’ Riley Justice and Gender award for her outstanding performance.
Since enrolling at Classical High School, Taiwo has worked alongside the Providence Student Union as a delegate for her chapter.