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We were thrilled to welcome the Class of 2021 Achievers at our annual awards ceremony last month. Twenty-five young African American men received scholarships, enabling them to pursue careers in such fields as aerospace engineering, law, biochemistry, technology, and dance.
- The theme of the evening was set by keynote speaker Arthur P. Johnson Jr., urging Achievers to build their networks and learn from their mentors.
The majority of our awardees were from our four key partner high schools where we provide weekly programming to build key developmental skills and a college-going culture: Mission, Burton Academic, Wallenberg, and Washington High School.
- Current Achiever Tony Grandberry, completing his third year at Texas Southern University, reflected on the importance of a network of support. He told the new scholarship winners that SF Achievers “is not just a scholarship, it’s a family” that has helped him learn to believe in himself.
Perseverance and persistence are critical skills needed to develop a successful career and are perhaps unexpected but happy side effects of our COVID experiences. We are so proud of our students for persevering through this difficult year.
This is your opportunity to become part of our network of strength and support for our African American students. Donate now to San Francisco Achievers.
Gregg Zaire, Interim Executive Director