September 24, 2010
What do I think of when I think of the SMART program? The word life-changing will come up without thought. SMART had changed my life since I was fortunate enough to be admitted as a member of SMART when I was in 5th grade. Not only did SMART provide financial assistance in middle school, they also provided me with academic assistance. I had a tutor and mentor during my three years at SMART and we formed a friendship the continued even today! The staff is also amazing and they were great during the stressful high school application process. I think I wouldn't have gotten in to San Francisco University High School if it wasn't for their support throughout middle school. After graduating middle school, SMART continued to support me by paving ways to other programs including College Track and Summer Search. As a senior in high school, SMART continues to support me by helping me out with the college application process. I am now part of the SMART Alumni Advisory board because I hope to use my experiences to make the program even better! I want to thank SMART for all of the things they have done for me and my family. Thank You SMART!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
All of my success throughout middle school. Without SMART, I wouldn't be where I am today.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Client Served & I was part of SMART for three years. After than, I served as an intern my freshman year and TA for the summer classes that same year. I continued to work close with SMART by being a counselor at Mountain Camp and becoming a member of the Alumni Board.