This year SF YouthWorks launched its first annual college scholarship competition for high school seniors. In the beginning of the school year session interns attended a money management workshop, and many created saving goals around attending college. YouthWorks staff decided to support the intern’s college savings goals by creating a college scholarship competition.
YouthWorks embarked on a new fundraising effort to raise money for the college scholarship competition. In February YouthWorks partnered with SF Weekly as the beneficiary of the event cocktails for a cause. Mentors, community members and supporters joined us as YouthWorks staff asked attendees to dig deep and purchase raffle tickets to help us with our fundraising efforts.
In April YouthWorks teamed up with our sister program MYEEP to raise money at the Cherry Blossom Festival. The Youth Leadership Team, YouthWorks staff, and a handful of dedicated volunteers turned out delicious lumpia and deep fried oreos for the hungry crowd.
Over 20 interns submitted applications for the college scholarship competition. Three winners were selected based on their short answer questions, mentor reference and financial need. Winners will be awarded a $500 scholarship at the YouthWorks Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday May 8th. Congratulations to our winners, Johnae Mazique, Regina Ramirez & Luan Tran.