Graduation: An End and a Beginning

With the new year already well underway, we've got a lot to report on the Few for Change blog over the next several weeks. Today, we're celebrating the first class of Few for Change scholars to graduate from high school. Pretty exciting, right?  Kharmen, Rubiela and Aquilino completed this major milestone in December, and we couldn't be any prouder.

 (L - R) Aquilino, Karmen and Rubiela

(L - R) Aquilino, Karmen and Rubiela

Few for Change board member Gillian Locascio was on-hand for the end-of-year ceremony which honored the accomplishments of the graduating students. While all three aim to attend university, Aquilino has made the leap this year and is continuing his studies now in nearby Remedios, where he is studying to be an English teacher.This has been especially significant to Few for Change because he was among the first class of scholars that we funded back in 2010, and is now the first student that we're supporting through university. Aquilino intends to go on to teach English as a way to give back to and strengthen his community. Aquilino is the first in his family to attend University"We are so proud of Aquilino for graduating and continuing on to university," said Few for Change President Brooks Winner after talking with Aquilino about his plans. "It's been such a joy to watch him grow and mature over these past four years."

Graduating Few for Change scholar Aquilino with board members Katie Clay, Brooks Winner, Ariadne Prior-Grosch, and Tim Soo at the 2014 Entrega Ceremony.
Graduating Few for Change scholar Aquilino with board members Katie Clay, Brooks Winner, Ariadne Prior-Grosch, and Tim Soo at the 2014 Entrega Ceremony.

Aquilino and his fellow Few for Change scholars are tenacious, hard-working dreamers with ambitious goals. Attending university is only the beginning. Without the help of Few for Change and our supporters, they may never get to this point.


Please consider supporting the efforts of these students with a donation today, and stay tuned to the Few for Change blog for more updates on our students. Click here to support a Few for Change student our School Fund fundraising page.