“My parents didn’t have the opportunity to finish school or attend college,” shares Judit, a participant in the NEW Scholars program. “But knowing that I have opportunities opens lots of doors in my future to become something.”
Unfortunately, those doors go unopened by many underrepresented youth, who simply don’t realize they exist. With help from NEW Scholars, students and their parents learn how to access the tools they’ll need to succeed in school, and prepare to achieve their ultimate goal: earning a college degree.
A member of the Class of 2022, Judit says she’s ready for her senior year. “I’m in NEW Scholars, which helps me find opportunities to be successful in college and in life,” she explains. In her free time, Judit stays busy spending time with friends and family, listening to music, and playing basketball.