Many of us know firsthand the obstacles that face college students. At a recent CEA meeting, we asked UNCF-Columbus to share a brief overview of the organization and to highlight students from Columbus City Schools who have been impacted by UNCF support. One of the most profound moments beyond the wonderful student speakers was when UNCF Area Director Natalie Coles asked the crowd to raise a hand if they were the first in their families to attend college. It was overwhelming how many hands were raised. So many of our fellow staff have overcome the same challenges our children face today to reach their full potential. It was confirmation that participating in the UNCF campaign is critical to the long-term success of our students.
Hopefully, you have already received your pledge card. We encourage you to fill it out, as the campaign will close on Monday, Mar. 26. Once completed, turn it into your site coordinator. Remember, 50 percent of everything that we raise will be designated to provide scholarships for Columbus City Schools students.
With your help, together we can change the destiny of the children we serve. Please make your donation today, because, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”