Resilience. Perseverance. Positive attitude. Kindness. Curiosity. Never saying no to a challenge. Working at being a positive role model. These are the traits colleges and bosses look for. Recently four students were honored by Scholars Unlimited for their academic accomplishments and for exhibiting these kinds of traits that will help them find success in school and in life—and that make our community a better place.
Ashley fifth grader London Foster was recognized for her interest in trying new things, never saying no to a challenge, and being kind. Stedman fourth grader Kevyonne Clay-Jackson was recognized for his positive attitude, resilience, and applying himself fully to tasks. Ashley student Jordan West was recognized for her perseverance and curiosity—never hesitating to ask a great question. Stedman student X’Zaveious Pittman was honored for his efforts to be a positive role model and his academic improvement.
Scholars Unlimited, started almost 25 years ago by two Park Hill Women, Cyndi Kahn and Jessica Pearson, has, in that time, provided academic instruction and enrichment to almost 30,000 low-income students. Scholars Unlimited’s after-school and summer programs focus on literacy as the foundation for academic success—but blends that with support for other important life skills. The program uses a pre- and post-test at the beginning and end of their programs to rigorously monitor the progress of their young learners—yielding data that has shown the impact of their work. For more information or to volunteer visit www.scholarsunlimited.org or call 303.355.0290.