Now a sophomore, he is well on his way to successfully navigating the rigors of high school. This year he joined Club Raices, which celebrates Hispanic heritage and culture, and will also serve as manager of the girls’ softball team for the second time this spring. Longer term, Sebastian has his eye on college.
PEAK is entering our 20th year of mentoring and educating Chicago youth from the city’s most underserved communities. In short, PEAK provides the best chance for our scholars to succeed by matching them with a caring adult mentor and providing full, four-year scholarships to attend high school at our educational partner, Holy Trinity.
We are incredibly grateful to our many partners who have made it possible for scholars like Sebastian to receive this life-transforming opportunity over the
last twenty years.
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At only 14 years old, Sebastian was all too aware of his circumstance. Growing up in one of the tougher neighborhoods in Chicago, his grades were not strong enough to qualify for most scholarships, and he had a limited support system at home.
Sebastian worried that attending his neighborhood high school could lead to the same fate as some of the teens he saw hanging out on street corners – teens who didn’t make it to their next birthday. “Without the PEAK program, that might have been me.”
But PEAK recognized Sebastian’s potential and awarded him a scholarship. While his freshman year proved to be a challenge, under the guidance of his PEAK mentor and access to a supportive educational environment, Sebastian applied himself.
PEAK wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.