KAHLID 1“Compassionate, adventurous, and outgoing.” This is how Kahlid Fowlkes, a 2020 Morehouse College graduate and Baltimore native, describes himself. However, he would not be the same person he is today without the instrumental guidance of the MERIT Health Leadership Academy.

MERIT, the UHI’s 2019 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Awardee, is a program geared towards providing high school students from underrepresented backgrounds with informative classes, college admissions guidance, summer internships, and long-term mentorship beginning in their sophomore year....Read more