Thank you for supporting San Francisco Achievers’ Black Community Engagement Night!
We recently hosted our annual Black Community Engagement Night to introduce the San Francisco Achievers organization to the wider community, and to celebrate the accomplishments of our scholars. We’re so thankful for everyone who turned out to support our organization, our goals around closing the achievement gap, and most importantly, our scholars like Dexter and Reyhan.
We’re thrilled we were able to bring additional folks from the community into the fold and share the positive work we’ve been doing (along with some great food, dancing and inspiring stories). The bigger picture here, though, is how we’ve created an environment based on mentorship and peer-to-peer engagement that will ultimately create greater opportunities for one of our country’s most at-risk groups, young African American males.
Scholars like Dexter and Reyhan who got up and told us of their stories is what it’s really all about. Dexter graduated from Gateway High School and is now attending UC Berkeley to pursue a degree in criminal justice. Reyhan graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School, is working towards a degree in business from San Jose State University, and is pursuing his goal of walking onto the golf team.
Each reminded us what it looks like to pursue your passions knowing that you have a network of fellow students and mentors there to support you; something that’s not equally accessible. Thank you again to everyone who came out to support San Francisco Achievers and our scholars. With each new connection made, we’re closer to closing the gap and making students like Dexter and Reyhan the norm, not the exception.
If you’d like to make a difference in the lives of young students and support San Francisco Achievers, please visit our page and consider a donation here: http://www.sfachievers.org/donate/