Congratulations to the High School Class of 2020!

Earlier this month, SEO had the honor of gathering together via Zoom to celebrate the immense accomplishments of both the SEO Scholars High School Classes of 2020 in New York City and San Francisco.

Despite everything – inequalities in education, COVID-19, and racial injustice – 219 SEO Scholars from NYC, and 17 SEO Scholars from SF, will graduate from high school. Between the two classes, the SEO Scholars High School Class of 2020 was offered more than $4.7million in university and outside grants and scholarships for the first year of school alone.

While high school graduation is an immense feat that is worth celebrating, our Scholars know that there is still work ahead as they are only halfway through the SEO Scholars program. Our College Persistence Advisors are ready to guide them through the next phase of their academic careers!

 “To the Class of 2020, we are here with you.  We cry and we laugh with you.  We believe in you, and we entrust the future of this nation and this world in your hands. The fight continues.” Emil Kim, Assistant Director of SEO Scholars.

Congratulations, once again, to our Scholars. They give us hope.