In February 2008 we launched the PC Scholars program to improve the lives of African-American high school students in the Cleveland area, starting with CMSD. The program was originally developed to serve high school sophomores; however, after the success of the first year in 2008, the program was expanded to follow students from their sophomore year through their senior year.
We help prepare our students for employment by reviewing interview and application skills, discussing different career industries; assisting them in their summer job and internship search, and introducing them to the concept of entrepreneurship.
The PC Scholars program has been wonderful in ensuring that all our students are college bound with 100% success rate each year since our inception date of 2008.
I graduated from Cuyahoga Community College in May 2013 with an Associates in Exercise Science and currently attend Baldwin Wallace University for Athletic Training & Exercise. I now work as a fitness instructor at Lifetime Fitness.
The benefits of being a part of this program are countless. I have gained information on college, high school and life. I have also made connections with amazing people. The funding from The Presidents’ Council Foundation helps me pay for my education that I would not be able to afford. The funding helps me pursue my career and help me influence the lives of other people the way The Presidents’ Council has influenced me.
I am expecting to graduate from Tri-C with an Associate degree majoring in Criminal Justice. I am a graduate of the Police Academy and I work as a dispatcher for the North Randall Police Department.