The Power of Mentorship and Year-Round Academics

My name is Brandon. I am a Higher Achievement Scholar. I am 10 years old and I’m in the 5th grade. l live in Pittsburgh, PA with my dad.

I am awesome, fun, and helpful.

When I grow up I want to go to college and then become an artist. I like to paint and draw.

If I could change one thing about the world I would change it to not be a bad world. I would end gun violence and hate. Recently, there was a shooting at a synagogue, and that’s not right. I want to step up and speak out against the violence and hate. Everyone should stop all this mess because hate hurts people and makes people not feel good. Sometimes I daydream about being a superhero so I can stop all the crime.

Higher Achievement is a great place because you get to learn over the summer and it helps you with school all year. Higher Achievement helped me get straight A’s. It felt really good when I accomplished that goal. My family is really proud of me. My mentor is also awesome, helpful, and kind.

Higher Achievement always lifts me up when I’m feeling down. 

This giving season, we ask you to join us in lifting our scholars because everyone has the right to rise.