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Transform Lives - Give to Prep!

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BENEFITING: Prep for Prep

Leslie-Bernard Joseph

THE STORY:

Imagine you are a Haitian immigrant, living in southeast Jamaica, Queens, barely making ends meet, working double shifts, while raising a child as a single mother. You want what’s best for your son – which is why you’ve had him transfer schools at least three times in the same district by the time he reached 8 years old. But the local public high school options range from ‘Lean on Me’ bad to ‘Dangerous Minds’ worse. So what do you do?
 
Now, imagine you’re that same single mother, enjoying a vacation in Palo Alto to celebrate your only son’s graduation and his third and fourth degrees – a JD and M.Ed. from Stanford, supported by a generous national scholarship. In the years since, he has attended a top boarding school, become student body president at Princeton, and dedicated himself to teaching in the same public schools he once attended.

So what happened in between? Prep For Prep.
 
I don’t just give to Prep because of the impact it had on my life. I give back because Prep taught me that the American Dream is not about individual success, but about expanding opportunities for the next generation.

Prep for Prep develops leaders through access to superior education and life-changing opportunities. For more information on the program and the work they do, click here: www.prepforprep.org

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