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Against All Odds: PEAK Mentor Helps Struggling Scholar Get On Track

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 Gabrielle has had the odds stacked against him since birth — from being left in a car by his mother as a toddler to being pulled out of grade school and moved to another state without notice. Through it all, Gabe has had the unyielding support of his 80+ year old grandmother...and now, his PEAK mentor, Bryce. Unsurprisingly, Gabe struggled to stay organized early in his freshman year of high school. His grades were low, and every

PEAK Mentoring: Impact that Grows with the Years

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 years after Chris had graduated from Holy Trinity. Chris credits the guidance of his mentor with inspiring him to go into the financial services industry. Despite deciding not to finish his college degree due to financial concerns, Chris has recently taken a position as Customer Relationship Advocate at Fidelity Investments. He is now working toward his certification as a stock broker. "Without the growth I experienced whil

Class of 2019 Graduation Day

"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 moving on to colleges including Benedictine University, University of Illinois Chicago, University of Illinois Springfield, Hope College, Morton College, Harold Washington College and Malcolm X College. Another year with 100% graduation and college acceptance continues to prove the truth of the PEAK equation: Scholarships + Mentoring = Graduation.

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