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Oscar Nieto ‘17 embodies the power of PEAK.  He entered the PEAK program as a struggling and somewhat directionless high school freshman. By embracing everything PEAK had to offer, he found success in his time at Holy Trinity High School. Maybe most transformative in Oscar’s journey was the gift of a mentor who stood by his side for all 4 years of his high school journey. Now, Oscar is a first-generation college student at Lewis University and working full-time with hopes of joining the Chicago Police Department when he graduates next year with a degree in criminal justice.  


In the fall, PEAK will welcome a new class of ambitious and hard-working freshmen. We look forward to walking with them as their lives change over the next four years, as Oscar’s did. It is not too late to offer this transformative opportunity to another scholar currently on our waitlist. If you would like to learn more about sponsoring a PEAK scholarship, click here.

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