Wendy Dong


Wendy Dong is a 19 year old sophomore at the University of Michigan. At Adams High School, she was a member of student council, council of the Freshman Mentor Program, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Rochester's Youth Action Committee, and a captain of the varsity swim and state team. Her passion for volunteer and leadership services began at a young age when she first helped out at a summer camp and served on the Executive Board of student council at her middle school. Since then, she has become more actively involved in her community by volunteering at local soup kitchens and senior living facilities. After attending Stanford's Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes in 2015 and 2017, she discovered a way to make the leap to achieve her goals of giving more to help others.

Wendy hopes through this effort, it will make a difference in the lives and areas surrounding her.

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Audrey Thedford

Executive Board Member

Audrey Thedford is a 16 year old junior at Rochester Adams High School. She is passionate about volleyball and is a part of the Adams Volleyball program. Audrey is also an active member of Adams Student Council, Diversity Club, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and Link Leaders. Outside of school, she participates in a Youth Leadership Program called Jack and Jill of America inc. Audrey also loves volunteering at her local soup kitchens and at the Pontiac Library Children’s Reading Program. As seen through her involvement, she loves to channel her work ethic both inside and outside of school and establish personal relationships through her diverse extra curricular activities.

Audrey enjoys serving her community and is more than excited to be involved in the "For Brighter Days" organization.

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William Darah

Executive Board member

William Darah is a 16 year old junior at Adams High School. He is passionate about photography, equal education, and politics. He is a member of his school’s Diversity Club and Student Council. Will enjoys volunteering at his church; he actively works alongside children and helps them plan their performances for the church services. One of his greatest efforts is helping those in need in his local community. He and his family frequently volunteer at local soup kitchens and donate to charities such as The Salvation Army and The Ronald McDonald House Charities. This year, he looks forward to joining Rochester Adams’ National Honor Society and focusing his involvement in Student Council to be more centralized on addressing all of the needs of people in his community.

William is eager to give back to his community and be a part of the "For Brighter Days" family

Sam Desai

Executive Board member

Sam is a 16 year old at Adams High School entering his junior year. Along with “For Brighter Days”, Sam is a member of the Adams Baseball Team, a mechanical team member on the Adams Robotics Team, a member of the National Honors Society and National Chinese Honors Society, a member of the Adams Mentoring Program “Link Crew”, and the treasurer of Student Council. Along with his love for helping others in his community, Sam has recently co founded a Unicef Club at Adams and is an advocate of diversity on the Rochester Social Justice Council.

Sam is looking forward to a successful and fun time this year on For Brighter Days!


Dylan Bradley

Executive Board member

Dylan Bradley is a 16 year old Junior at Adams High School. He is currently an active member of student council at Adams and a two year participant of JV Tennis. In the past, he has also participated in many team sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and lacrosse. Throughout all of these activities, he loved being a part of team because he could contribute to a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. As the youngest of six kids, Dylan has seen five role models grow up in his own home, and as a result, aspires to achieve and become great leaders like them. As far as giving back to the others, he has volunteered in his mother’s classroom at Alpine Academy.

He believes being a part of the “For Brighter Days” organization is a perfect fit because he will be able to do more to serve his community.

Nicole Inza

Executive Board member

Nicole Inza is a 17 year old senior at Rochester Adams High School. Currently, she is part of National Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society, Link Leaders, and Diversity Club at school and is excited to join the Youth in Government club this year. She is also the Adams High School youth ambassador for the Rochester Area Neighborhood House, where she is passionate about taking and promoting opportunities to help others. Outside of these activities, she loves to volunteer, especially when she has the chance to tutor kids after school or work at a local food pantry. 

Nicole looks forward to being a part of  “For Brighter Days” and continuing to give back to people in her community.