Hermione Illare, was voted “most likely to succeed” by her senior class. No surprise. Except when you realize that Hermione moved with family members to inner-city Philly last November, in the middle of her senior year!
Poised and confident from the moment she opened the Future 5 door her freshman year, Hermione presented herself with a smile that lit up our room. One might never know that behind her cheery disposition is a young lady who has overcome huge hurdles and many lonely sorrows on her path. Having been sent here from Haiti at the age of nine by her mother and speaking almost no English, Hermione has adapted to her new culture despite a lack of funds or a real family to rely on. An integral part of the fabric of Future 5, she now resides at Stephen’s Village in downtown Stamford, courtesy of Lisa Bratt. Hermione keeps a positive attitude each day on her way to Norwalk Community College. She has her eye on the prize and we are so proud!