Photo: Patsene Dashiell
Over the past two months, more than 1,000 CSF Scholars graduated from high schools and colleges around Washington state.
CSF hosted special year-end celebrations for our family of scholars as they take their next steps to college, graduate and begin their careers. These celebrations—whether at large or small campuses or in school cafeterias—recognize that the path to college success is challenging and celebrate the scholars for their achievements.
One of the traditions at these year-end celebrations is to give all graduating scholars red, blue and yellow CSF honor cords which they can wear with their cap and gown at graduation. CSF Scholars and Alumni also share their inspiring success stories and the profound impact CSF has had on them.
CSF celebrated the first cohort of scholars to graduate from high schools in Auburn, Bremerton, Kent and Port Angeles since we expanded into these school districts and started working with the students as high school juniors in 2016. We also celebrated graduating scholars from high schools in Highline, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma and Yakima school districts and colleges around Washington state.
While graduation is an important achievement, it is not a goodbye: CSF will continue to be there for our scholars through college and beyond. CSF’s College Services program will provide high school graduates with the support and resources they’ll need to start school in the fall. We’ll help ease their transition from high school to college, continue down the path of academic success and graduate with a college degree.
For the CSF Scholars graduating from college, we’ll continue supporting them as they begin their careers by helping them with networking, professional and leadership development, personal finance and giving back to those following in their footsteps.
We are continuing to celebrate our graduates while moving forward with our summer programs that are already underway. These programs for middle and high school students are tailored to where they are in their academic career.
Please help us to continue changing lives through education by joining us at our Empowering Youth luncheon. To reserve a table or for sponsorship information, email EmpoweringYouth@CollegeSuccessFoundation.org or call 425.213.5854.
We are grateful for your support!