Service-Oriented Glades Student Named Leaders for Life Fellow

Long and very busy days are typical for high school senior Marie Sintulaire. Besides excelling in her high school classes, she also participates in her school’s Johnson Scholars/Take Stock in Children college readiness program and takes college classes in the evening through dual enrollment. She has done all of this while completing more than 1,200 hours of community service. Marie’s academic achievements and perseverance have … Continue reading Service-Oriented Glades Student Named Leaders for Life Fellow

King’s Legacy in Action

When most Americans think of the accomplishments of Black Americans in the United States, one individual instinctively comes to mind – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  You won’t find a corner of the United States that doesn’t recognize just how impactful Dr. King’s work was, and still is, to life in America.   His legacy as a fighter for equality and a bridge builder is honored … Continue reading King’s Legacy in Action

Mentorship Matters. Give, Receive and Give Again

This post originally appeared on the Helios Education Foundation blog. Although the holiday season has ended and we have turned the page on another year, our opportunity to give goes on.  January is National Mentoring Month, a time on the calendar to honor the life-long impact that a knowledgeable and committed mentor can have upon a student.  When an individual decides to become a mentor there … Continue reading Mentorship Matters. Give, Receive and Give Again

Evolution of Grant Making

With the Johnson Scholarship Foundation’s grant program convenings on this year’s horizon it is instructive to consider how the Foundation’s grant making has evolved since 1991. Our Founders’ plan was to use education as a vehicle to help people who hadn’t been as “lucky with money” as they had. To that end, they established some priorities for the first $3 million in grants and left … Continue reading Evolution of Grant Making

Creating Career Pathways at Mount Allison University

Life had thrown him another curve ball! He had always bounced back, had worked through them and make it out the other side. This time it was different. The circumstances seemed to be beyond his control. He was tired and ready to give up. By the time he came to my office, he was not going to write his last exam that would qualify him … Continue reading Creating Career Pathways at Mount Allison University