Starfish Initiative inspires, encourages, and prepares promising, economically disadvantaged students for college and career success. To achieve this goal, Starfish pairs economically disadvantaged high school students one-on-one with college-educated mentors.
When she joined Starfish, Scholar alum Tashinda Jackson was dealing with the death of her grandmother. Little did she know that her Mentor Ann Brackett would become an integral part of her support system.
Over 250 Scholars and chaperones participated in Leadership Camp 2014: Discovering Your Passion and Finding Your Voice. For young people, discovering that they have a voice is critical in their development.