By Randy Barth
A couple of days ago I received notice that one of our THINK Together alums, Ever Arias, was accepted to medical school. He is the first former TT student that we know of, to get into med school. He has a number of applications out, so he hasn’t made a final decision on where he wants to go, but he was accepted to the University of Colorado. After medical school he wants to return to Southern California and serve in a community with a low-income, Latino population so that he can be part of improving the health and wellness of a community with that profile.
This kind of progress for our student’s is what fires me up. What excites and challenges me is that, I know, that in the 100,000,000plus students we serve at THINK Together, there are more Ever’s among them. What they need is parents that set high expectations, schools that challenge them and educate them, and a support system outside of school that supports them and levels the playing field. Where the parents or schools aren’t as strong, our piece needs to be that much stronger to offset weakness elsewhere in the support system.