6/9/20—Aida Martinez, a 2020 graduate of Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth, was overwhelmed with gratitude when she received a new laptop computer donated by the Dallas Mavericks along with hundreds of dollars in gift cards provided by the community and $200 in cash from Chime, a leader in mobile banking services.
Martinez is just one among the 124 recent graduates from three schools located in North Texas: Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, Young Women’s Leadership Academy Fort Worth, and Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Bill Arnold Grand Prairie. Dallas Mavs CEO Cynt Marshall and Chime CMO Melissa Alvarado announced the arrival of the donated gift baskets during a virtual graduation ceremony for the young women.
Many of the girls, like Martinez, will become first-generation college students. Although the COVID-19 pandemic altered graduation plans, the students were thankful to receive so much love from the Mavericks, Chime, and the community.