Instead of concluding the program after the high school students’ weekend on Grounds, Hoos First Look is partnering with Rise Together, another mentorship program in the Charlottesville community, to create a virtual mentorship program run by UVA students from similar backgrounds.
According to Bryan Christ, a UVA alumnus and co-founder of Rise Together, Hoos First Look’s only weakness was its lack of longevity.
“They did an amazing job bringing students to Grounds, but once the students got here, they would go into their senior year without any follow-up,” he said. “We put our heads together and decided to create a virtual experience for the students who have come to Grounds their junior year to get them into college their senior year.”
We are excited to feature our next Hoos Rise Together team: Lashae (left picture) and Brielle (middle picture) are working with Jacquelyn (right picture).
Jacquelyn is a rising high school senior who is a highly dedicated student and very passionate about human rights activism, especially for Native Americans. She was even able to convince her boarding school to increase the wage for work study students for the first time in decades! We have been extremely impressed with her motivation and drive to achieve her dream to attend UVA and help others. Please consider donating or liking/sharing this post to help cover the cost of providing free virtual college counseling for Jacquelyn and our other amazing students!
We are excited to feature our next Hoos Rise Together team: Hasib (left) and Cornelia (middle) are working with Rachel (right).
Rachel is a rising high school senior who is a highly dedicated student and wants to major in biochemistry. We have been extremely impressed with her motivation and drive to achieve her dream of attending UVA and how much work her mentors have been putting in. Please consider donating or liking/sharing this post to help cover the cost of providing free virtual college counseling for Rachel and our other amazing students!
We are excited to feature our first Hoos Rise Together team this week: Sophia (left picture), Summer (middle-left picture), and Sambriddi (middle-right picture), are working with Jin (right picture).
Jin is a rising high school senior who is a recent American immigrant and has a dream of creating a startup that helps low-income families. We have been extremely impressed with all of the hard work Jin and his mentors have been putting in. Please like this post to show your support and visit the link below to learn more about his dedicated mentors!
“Some groups are doing International Food Day and diversity focus, while other groups are helping with academics,” Rise Together Co-Director Bryan Christ said. “The students planned the entire thing themselves, they’re the ones who contacted teachers, they lead the activities.”
“A group of students in AVID at Charlottesville High School dedicated their Friday to give back to students in elementary school. The students are part of Rise Together, a nonprofit that mentors AVID students to prepare them for life beyond their high school graduation.”
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