The impact a visit to a college campus can have on a high-school student is unique. That experience can be the push they need to make up their minds. That experience can result in the discovery of their career. That time is the start of their future.
Unfortunately, many of the scholars we work with through our Future Leaders Academy have never had that chance before. Fortunately, thanks to the wondrous donors at the Giving Challenge 2015 our students lived this life-changing experience last spring.
The generous donations of our supporters during that challenge gave UnidosNow the chance to offer our Future Leaders a trip to these colleges: Southeastern University, University of Central Florida, Stetson University, and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
You can see more pictures and learn more about their experience, their emotions, and their whole trip here.
But that’s not the end of the story.
Our donors were an inspiration to the parents of our students. They wanted to share this important moment not only in the lives of their children, but in the lives of their whole families, because many of our students are the first to go to college in their families. And their parents didn’t want to miss the first time they stepped onto a college campus.
They knew UnidosNow didn’t have the resources to cover the expenses of their trip, so they rolled-up their sleeves, and spent a whole afternoon washing cars to raise funds to be able to chaperon their children’s college tour.
Thanks to our donors’ generosity we did not only inspire a student to go to college, but inspired parents to support their children in the next step of their life journey.
It took one to have an impact on the lives of these families last year, and that was YOU. Will you “Be The One” this year, too? Stay tuned to learn how to participate!