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Words cannot express our gratitude to PEAK mentor Kirti Patel. Early this spring, with the help of PEAK’s Program Manager Anthony, Kirti found just the right opportunity to motivate her scholar Jocelyn after noticing the quality of her Instagram posts and her talent as...

Listen up! Check out today's episode of the Winds of Change radio show. PEAK Program Manager, Anthony Bolden, joined host Mary FioRito for an in-depth conversation about the life-saving impact of PEAK on our scholars, and stories of inspiring mentor-scholar successes.

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PEAK mentor Bryce Yancy, Director of Government Affairs at Chicago State University, saw his freshman scholar struggling academically and decided that the only way to truly help him succeed would be by playing a more active role in his life.

Bryce's PEAK scholar Gabri...

A decade after graduation, and transplanted all the way to Texas, PEAK mentor Maurice Jelks is still helping alum Chris Tiner reach his potential, one opportunity at a time. The pair reconnected after, coincidentally, they both moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area a few...

Thanks to the support of their dedicated mentors and sponsors, PEAK's eight seniors graduated from Holy Trinity High School Saturday, June 1. They are moving on to great things and were accepted to over 35 colleges and universities collectively. Find out where they...

"We did it!" Phrases like these filled the air as our scholars exited the Holy Trinity Polish Catholic Church, diplomas in hand. We are immensely proud of all they've accomplished and truly believe that each scholar's life has been changed forever.

Our scholars will be...

“My favorite outing of the year” said one scholar, who was delighted to hear words of gratitude from passers-by and see for herself the transformation she made to benefit others as part of PEAK's annual service day. 

For this year's service event, PEAK partnered with Co...

This April, a pair of PEAK mentors collaborated on one very, very special outing — an opportunity to meet 2010 first round draft pick for the Portland Trail Blazers Evan Turner.

Every PEAK scholar-mentor relationship has its own magical components, be they monthly cooki...

Two standing ovations. Tears. Laughter. And the profound inspiration that electrifies an audience when true leaders speak from the heart about the Chicago -- and the Chicagoans -- they care about deeply.

That was Breakfast with PEAK. All in ninety minutes. All before wo...

When Jada White's mentor Nicole moved to Seattle, her cousin, Mary Kate Fulghum, jumped right in. 

Right out of the gate, mentor-scholar relationships can be a bit awkward sometimes. Attempting to create a life-changing relationship from scratch is a start-and-stop ride...

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