I believe that JMB Award community is where I can create new relationships and use my own experiences to contribute and help others in the program.

Attending: Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School
Award Use: TBD
Travel Stipend Use: TBD

“I must be stronger, be braver, and keep myself up.” That was Nhi’s mantra after her father had an accident that left him on life support. Nhi’s drawn on this mantra and the help of her family, the practice of her Buddhist faith, and her focus on her future as sources of healing.

Entering her senior year, Nhi is thinking about her next goal: being accepted into a college where she can study biology and, perhaps, medicine. She ranked fourth in her 11th grade class, is a member of the National Honor Society, and has participated in numerous clubs as well as Temple’s Let’s Get Ready Program—a program that provides free SAT prep and admission counseling. Her JMB Award mentor will build on what Nhi learned this program, providing Nhi with college search support as well as editorial assistance on her college essay.

Nhi’s most excited to build new relationships with her JMB Award peers and to eventually use her own experiences to contribute and help others in our community.

Photo by Linette Kielinski / Kielinski Photographers