Youth Advisory Council Member Gets Accepted to 28 Colleges, Receives $300,000 in Scholarship Offers
Youth Advisory Council Member Gets Accepted to 28 Colleges, Receives $300,000 in Scholarship OffersArielle Conti, Assistant Director, Membership
JaKevis Brown, a high school senior at Hardee High School in Wauchula, Florida, and member of the College Board’s Youth Advisory Council, received 28 college acceptance letters and $300,000 in scholarship offers to attend college this coming fall. After reviewing many impressive offers from colleges across the country, he finally made the decision to attend Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla.
“I wanted to go to a school close to home and I also wanted a school that was faith-based and Southeastern was a good fit,” he told his local paper.
JaKevis credits his mother, Sheila Brown, for being his inspiration on the path to college. ″She is one of three college graduates in our family, and I want to be that kind of inspiration to my little sister and my cousins. I want them to be a go-getter and someone who knows where it will take them.” He also attributes commitment to his faith and participation in the AVID program at his high school as what fuels his drive and success as a student. He is currently a youth leader at his church, where he works on expanding the church’s youth ministry and serves as a student chaplain.
On top of being a stellar student and leader in his faith community, JaKevis has been an invaluable member of our Youth Advisory Council for the past year. He participates in discussions with other Council members regarding issues in education and responds to surveys that help College Board staff make improvements to our work.
The College Board is so proud to have been part of JaKevis’ journey to college, and we cannot wait to see what the future has in store for this bright and inspirational young man.