Resourceful Maryland Senior Inspires His Community with Art

Lamont Hall combines entrepreneurship with creativity, proactively selling his artwork to pay for college.

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” 

Pocomoke High School senior Lamont Hall doesn’t just wish for things, he makes them happen. Lamont is passionate about art, music, and helping his community. Not only is he a talented artist, but was also gifted with an entrepreneurial spirit. He started to commission his artwork to proactively raise money for college. Lamont will be studying design at his dream school, Pratt Institute, starting this fall.

Lamont has created numerous art pieces for his school, including school spirit murals that inspire and set a vibrant tone for their space. He is also actively involved in community improvement, most recently building wheelchair ramps, and traveling to West Virginia to help Americans living in poverty.

About the Author

Natasha Barritt

Natasha serves as the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Find Your Grind Foundation in Los Angeles. In this capacity, she has created several programs, workshops, and experiential learning opportunities to improve the lives of youth through the arts.

Growing up in coastal Maine, Natasha's childhood heroes were artists, writers, and directors. She moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to attend USC's Marshall School of Business, School of Cinematic Arts Program and pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Before starting Find Your Grind, Natasha worked at various advertising agencies, specializing in TV media investment.