Silicon Valley Children's Fund "Reach for the Stars" Celebration

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    TK

    We here at NBC Bay Area would like to congratulate the 2014 graduating class of the Silicon Valley Children's Fund YES Scholars program. The YES (Youth Education Scholars) Program of the Silicon Valley Children's Fund has successfully increased the number of foster youth in Santa Clara County who attend and complete college.

    Foster youth attend and graduate college at rate far below their peers. Less than 25% of foster youth pursue post-secondary education. Of those, only 1% graduate with a college degree or vocational certificate. The Silicon Valley Children's Fund engages their students with a two-pronged approach of scholarship assistance and case management services to help them beat the odds.

    Here is a list of their 2014 YES Program Graduates:

     

    First Name

     

    Last Name

     

    School

     

    Major/Degree

    Rozena

    Abriha

    San Jose State University

    Sociology

    Samantha

    Beardslee

    CSU Monterey Bay

    Integrated Studies Special Major: Multicultual Sexual Health Promotion

    Marcian

    Diamond

    San Francisco State University

    Computer Engineering

    Maria Guadalupe

    Diaz

    San Francisco State University

    Liberal Studies

    Gerica

    Preston

    San Jose State University

    Radio-Television-Film

    Darius

    Reese

    San Jose State University

    Kinesiology

    Breana

    Romero

    San Jose State University

    Liberal Studies (Teachers Prep)

    Violet

    Sabbatini (Gonzales)

    San Jose State University

    Accounting

    Dawn

    Saunders

    San Francisco State University

    Women & Gender Studies

    Sebrinna

    Schmidt

    Humboldt State University

    Social Work

    Sonya

    Trac

    San Jose State University

    Justice Studies

    Jessica

    Yu

    UC Berkeley

    Business Adminstration


    For more information about the Silicon Valley Children's Fund and their YES Program, click here