Tenisha J.

Savannah State University, 2017
B.A in Mass Communications


“There’s a moment in your life where you realize growing up in poverty may hinder you from accomplishing your dreams. It’s until you look around your community, your state and your country that you realize there’s people/organizations who care about you. They’ve never met you, but heard your story and want to help. Shawn Carter Foundation is one of those organizations. I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to finish college if they cared about how high my GPA was or if I was a straight A student in high school. They give chances to students whose academics were tainted by hardships. I can understand now that it’s not solely how you start that counts, but how you finish is key. SCF was with me until the finish line and I’ll forever be grateful for that!”

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