On May 24th, seven seniors from Emerald and Greenwood High School’s mentoring programs were awarded the Mentoring for Success Scholarship at a recognition banquet held at Genesis Education Center. This year’s recipients included: Treyshawn Chamberlain (EHS), Jaylon McCaslan (EHS), Zachery White (EHS), Ullania Bonds (GHS), Kelby Edwards (GHS), Jitwan Floyd (GHS), and Isaiah Jeffrey (GHS).
Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship as they prepare to attend a university or technical college in the fall. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must be participating members in the Greenwood Eagles Men of Success (GEMS) or Emerald Men Advancing and Changing History (EMACH) mentoring programs. The scholarship is also based on academic achievement, financial need, and leadership.
The Mentoring for Success Program is a mentoring program focusing primarily on middle school minority males. The program is designed to bridge the gap in academic and social development for participants. Adult male volunteer mentors meet with students on a regular basis to offer encouragement and motivation to be successful in school and life.
Over the last five years, the program has provided a total of $35,000 in scholarship monies to students at Emerald and Greenwood High School.