Horace Ryans III is a young African-American student in the city of Philadelphia. He currently attends Science Leadership Academy as a sophomore. He is very involved in the improvement of his local school and the upbringing of his fellow student. Horace's passion for youth advocacy has allowed him to get more involved with local organizations in his community. He serves as the Philadelphia City Director for UrbEd, Inc working to bring quality and efficient urban education for all students. He also serves as the Youth Commissioner appointed by Councilman Bobby Henon Representing District 6 in the City of Philadelphia. He believes that every child has the right to know what's going in communities. Shielding them won't do them any good. It's our duty to provided them with the resources so that they can begin to advocate for not only themselves, but for their communities. He hopes to one day teach in the place he fought for, right here in Philadelphia!