Tufts University, Class of 2019
"As a young child, I would gaze up and watch miniscule planes leave trails of exhaust across the clear blue sky. I imagined that each was Buzz Lightyear from "Toy Story,” flying from coast to coast on a life-saving mission. As I grew older I remained intrigued by traveling tens of thousands of feet above the ground, by tons of metal appearing suspended in the air, by velocities approaching the speed of sound. To me it was magical because before this trip, as an eighteen-year-old high school senior, I had never boarded a plane and ascended into the sky."
Brandeis University, Class of 2021
"When I was three weeks old, my mother dropped me off at my paternal grandmother’s house and never came back. My biological mother was homeless, in abusive relationships and constantly using drugs. My biological father was never at home for long, always on binges and in and out of jail. My biological parents may never step foot on a college campus, write a personal narrative or realize their talents. Through our increasingly divergent experiences though, a flare has been born in me, a drive to go where no one in my family has gone before."
WHERE WE ARE
We've launched ourselves across Atlanta, across Georgia and across the nation.
Today, we are learning, growing and thriving on more than 70 campuses. Our college homes range from technical and community colleges to four-year research and liberal arts institutions.
We are studying psychology at Vanderbilt, studying abroad in Singapore, completing high level research in the labs at Spelman, writing scripts at Skidmore, solving equations at Pitzer, engineering cars at Georgia Piedmont and so much more.