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horace ryans III

"Outspoken City Advocate with Style"

From science leadership academy to being a forever philly advocate, hopes to hopes to serve the community he fights to correct by becoming a teacher, and highlight the impact tat teaching has on the city.


A philly native

Horace Ryans is a high school junior at Science Leadership Academy. As a city activist, he has held all of his education experience in Philadelphia, as he has attended both Independence Charter School and Science Leadership Academy.

Horace is very involved in the improvement of his local school and the upbringing of his fellow students. He currently serves as the Philadelphia City Director for UrbEd Inc. working to bring quality and efficient urban education for all students and as a City of Philadelphia Youth Commissioner.

Horace understand that the education system is one that is unjust towards the students and families they are supposed to educate. This current state inspires him to go out and tackle these changes head on. He was tired of not doing anything, and understood the calling he had to answer when his city needed his help. Horace put himself in a space where he could do the most good for city, for my school, and for every students in the city of Philadelphia.

Here's Why I Love My Position As: City director

  • I love being able to have a direct a team. Coordination with them literally brightens my day

  • I love being able to say “my team and I.” Just something about it makes the work we do even more special.

MY role model is my brother, octavius butler. hERE'S WHY: 

He’s not really my brother...
But it’s men like him who are emotionally honest and driven professionally. He’s a strong black male role model in my life and I hope to learn from him more and more each day.
— Horace Ryans III