Ryan Wells has an agenda. He wants to help others in the LGBT community like him who may not have the resources and the knowledge to safely navigate a sometimes confusing world.
The Loudoun County teen who graduated from Potomac Falls is one of only three people to win a $10,000 scholarship from AT&T and the Human Rights Campaign after he submitted a video proposal outlining a program he wants to create.
Wells’ idea is to start an organization on campus to help educate his peers about physical and mental well-being, sexual health and ways to control the transmission of sexually transmitted infections.
Wells doesn’t just want to help the students at his school, Elon University in North Carolina, he also plans to expand the program to the community around the campus.
As part of the prize, 19-year-old Wells also received $2,500 to help fund his on-campus project, and a free trip to Washington, D.C.
Below is a link to the prize-winning video Wells submitted to AT&T.