Wheelock College will celebrate Carishmar Moore, a Chelsea local and member of the Wheelock Class of 2018, along with 16 other Passion for Action Scholars at the Wheelock College Brookline Campus, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 6-9 p.m. The Passion for Action Leadership Award Reception will celebrate the positive social entrepreneurship of the Wheelock scholarship recipients. There will be a Passion scholar panel as well as Passion Scholar presentations with a meet and greet as part of the event. The event will feature a keynote address by Colonel Douglas Wheelock, NASA Astronaut.
Wheelock College’s four-year Passion for Action Scholarship Program is open to incoming freshmen from Greater Boston who already demonstrated an exceptional commitment to community service and involvement.
Moore graduated from the Commonwealth School in Boston. Her passion is working with children. During high school, she volunteered at Excel Charter School and Beacon Academy and served on her school’s Diversity Committee. Moore was a pivotal member of the committee and represented her school at the national Student Diversity Leadership Conference. She also helped the Commonwealth School to engage in challenging conversations about race and class. Her favorite service experience was through the Amigos de las Américas program, where she was able to travel to Mexico and work with young people. The experience was empowering for Moore, because as she educated others about healthy living and intercultural acceptance, she learned about herself and grew as a person. Moore is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education at Wheelock and hopes to manage her own child care center one day.