Making College a Reality

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Meet Christa Hill. Last year, she was in high school getting ready to take the next step in her education. This year, thanks in part to a scholarship from the Children’s Aid Golf Classic, she’s a freshman at Borough of Manhattan Community College, part of the CUNY system. She’s majoring in community health with a long-term goal of becoming a physical therapist with a focus on sports medicine.

She became eligible for the scholarship because of her participation with our Hope Leadership Academy in Harlem. Christa is also a poet and Youth Advocate engaged with My Brother’s Keeper Leadership Council. “This scholarship was such a blessing to me in my college life,” said Christa. “I don't come from great financial means, although my mother tries her very best. I was able to purchase so many essential tools such as a laptop, which has really helped this year. And I was able to focus even more on my academics.”

She’s just one of many young people who have benefitted from the scholarship program. On May 15, our dedicated golfers will once again enjoy a day on the links while changing the lives of young people with college dreams.