Brian - Goal Card Graduate
The best way to share the impact of the Goal Card program is to look at what happens after the students leave the program. We are proud of all of our graduates, but the program is of no value unless it leads students to finish high school and enter post-Secondary education. Brian is one of those Goal Card stories that we would love to share with you:
Goal Card Scholar: Brian
Status: Currently a rising junior at Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA)
School: STAX Soulsville Charter School Graduate--2013
Highlights: National Honors Society Member--2011
Term: Goal Card Member (7 years)
Brian enrolled in the Goal Card program when the program was in its infancy stage at College Park. As one of the longest standing members of the Goal Card, he and his dad (Byron) are firm believers of the program’s philosophy and know from first-hand experience what the program can provide for students who participate fully.
Brian has adjusted well to college life and looks to begin his junior year at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He carriers a solid B+ average into his third year and that is quiet impressive for a first-generation college student.
As a highly motivated individual, Brian is driven to succeed in life. Even in college, he continues to work inside as well as outside of the classroom by helping others and donating time to community service projects. Brian is majoring in business and has a strong interest in computer programming and information technology. Brian has returned home for the summer break and is presently working as an intern at Federal Express. He has personally shared with staff that his time in the Goal Card program helped motivate him to want more out of life than just a weekly paying job - Brian wants a career!
Brian is an example of how your contribution is important and it is truly making a difference in the lives of inner city youth. The more you give, the more RISE's Goal Card program can expand its reach to serve more youth in the Memphis community.