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FOUNDATION FOR STUDENTS RISING ABOVE
September 29, 2010

I know a great number of wonderful organizations, but Students Rising Above (SRA) has made the biggest impact on my life. SRA provides scholarships and support to low income students in the Bay Area. Not only does their program help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds pay for college, but SRA covers other costs associated with college that would normally be covered by parents, such as flights to and from school, books, and medical costs. The program provides workshops on interview skills, cover letter writing, and even proper dinning etiquette. In addition, SRA has a mentor program in which each student is assigned a mentor who supports that student until they graduate (however long it takes). My mentor, Lisa, has been a constant support person through the ups and downs of college. Last September, I was chosen as one of the Top-Ten College Women by Glamour Magazine and in May I became one of the fewer than five percent of former foster youth to go on to graduate college. I simply would have made it this far without SRA and my SRA mentor Lisa. Please support SRA in any way you can. This organization truly makes a difference in the lives of the students serves.

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my own life. This program helped me apply to college, pay for my education, and succeed once I was at Yale University. This nonprofit truly makes a difference in the lives of the students serves.

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2010

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Client Served & I was one of the students supported by SRA.