COLLEGE AND CAREER PREP
Forging paths that were once unimaginable
For a lot of our teens, college never seemed like a realistic option. But through their own efforts, and with our support, it becomes a possibility.
College Spotlight: JaShawn
Last spring, as part of the College Mentorship Program, JaShawn spent a weekend touring four colleges in North Carolina. A few weeks later, he headed to Richmond to receive EAB’s Think Big Scholarship, which awards $10,000 to one high school student each year. Now a senior at Ballou High School, JaShawn continues to plan for life after graduation. While he’s still deciding where he wants to apply, he’s looking for a school with a state-of-the-art chemistry lab and a top-notch baseball team. In the meantime, JaShawn is getting a taste of college by taking a class at American University’s School of Education through the DCPS dual enrollment program.