Tip of the Hat from the Huffington Post
In a blog post on the Huffington Post about mentorship and motivation, Shadi Bushra mentioned the Phoenix Scholars.
For those mature enough to recognize how much they have to gain from a mentor, there is an amazing program founded by a friend and fellow Stanford student, Michael Tubbs. The Phoenix Scholars program was created when Tubbs, realized that he wouldn’t have been able to get into Stanford without the guidance provided by a mentor. He recognized that this help in preparing college essays, finding scholarships, and providing self-confidence was often something students in low socioeconomic areas did not have access to, no matter how successful they were academically. Now, with the help of a team of undergraduate staff and mentors, Phoenix Scholars is sending low-income and first-generation students to college every year.
Check out the full post here.
Knowing that I can work with The Phoenix Project mentors who have come from underprivileged backgrounds gives me confidence that attending a good college is not impossible and is within reach with hard work. —