Mentee, Gabbie shows tremendous leadership with her peers
Denver – May 3, 2012 –Colorado Youth at Risk (CYAR) Touchstone Senior, Gabriella “Gabbie” Atsepoyi has been named a recipient of the Daniels Scholarship. Gabbie was nominated for the Daniels Scholarship by CYAR Program Manager, Drew DeMarie, because she exhibits great leadership skills and strength of character. The Daniels Scholarship, awards a four year scholarship to students who cannot afford college but have demonstrated great strength of character, academic promise, leadership potential and the potential to contribute to one’s community. The Daniels Fund was created by Bill Daniels in order to invest in the futures of deserving students and allow them to obtain a college education.
Gabbie joined the Colorado Youth at Risk mentoring program in 2009 and has participated in both the Steps Ahead for Youth and Touchstone programs and has shown tremendous growth through her relationship with her mentor, Judy Kendall, and the training she’s received . Through her involvement, Gabbie has demonstrated a commitment to the community and to those around her. She is known to listen and encourage her fellow classmates to keep positive and to bond and create meaningful relationships with their mentors. Drew explains “Gabbie often lobbies for her peers’ involvement the CYAR programs. She demonstrates positivity when facing challenges and has been an exemplary leader within the larger mentoring community.”
Gabbie is also a positive influence on her fellow students within George Washington High School. She has been a vocal leader of school spirit and has utilized her integrity of character to represent her school as a member of the cheerleading team. Gabbie has a great passion for people and she thrives in human interaction and has a deep commitment to supporting other’s greatness.
She demonstrates curiosity and open-mindedness and commonly seeks to understand other’s commitments and interests in life in order for her to support their efforts. Most of all, she consistently can be seen strolling down the hallways of George Washington High School, full of life and positivity; encouraging her classmates all the while.
This May, Gabbie will graduate from George Washington High School and the Colorado Youth at Risk Touchstone program. She plans to attend Clark Atlanta University in Georgia this fall. Gabbie is fortunate and appreciative that she can focus on her studies knowing that the Daniels Scholarship will financially support the expenses of her education. Gabbie knows that although she’s graduating from Colorado Youth at Risk with a Touchstone Celebration Ceremony on May 15th, she can always count on her mentor Judy, her CYAR community and she can utilize the leadership and empowerment skills she’s acquired through CYAR community workshops in all her future endeavors.
The Daniels Scholarship, awards a four year scholarship to students who cannot afford college but have demonstrated great strength of character, academic promise, leadership potential and the potential to contribute to one’s community. The Daniels Fund was created by Bill Daniels in order to invest in the futures of deserving students and allow them to obtain a college education. The Daniels Fund believes that students who have the potential to contribute to their community and are well-rounded but can’t afford a college education should still be afforded this opportunity.