niaome hickman standing in front of vermont law school

Niaome graduated from New Roots Charter School in 2012, before attending Wells College from 2012-2016 , where she graduated with a Bachelors in Environmental Science and Forest Ecology.

“New Roots Charter School not only helped me prepare for college but also gave me hands-on experience for the real world.  Not to mention being able to participate in the Ithaca community was a huge deal for me. I grew up in a very small prejudice town that never offered me that warm community feeling, but thanks to New Roots and the Ithaca community I was able to get that wonderful warm feeling all the time. As an alumna and as a recent New Roots Intern I found that one of my many life goals is to  open up my own charter school, thanks to New Roots.”