Jorge is passionate and excited about college but was terrified that he wouldn’t get in anywhere. The college process was daunting! Jorge’s parents immigrated from Mexico and neither one of them attended college. Jorge and I worked tirelessly on building his college list. Jorge wants to study environmental engineering, so I helped him find schools with great STEM options. Jorge had also struggled socially in his high school, so it was critical that he find a supportive environment where he would thrive. Jorge and I read through each and every college application and scholarship essay. I am excited to share that Jorge will be attending Carnegie Mellon this fall, and he has been invited to the White House to participate in the 2016 Beating the Odds Summit!