Daisha's Story

Daisha’s life changed, thanks to you!

Daisha 400You first met Daisha six years ago as a member of Club Esteem, a partner agency that inspires youth to embrace higher education.
Back in high school Daisha understood that education was a necessary building block for a successful life. As a high school junior, she started mentoring younger kids at Club Esteem. Making a little bit of money and tutoring elementary and middle school kids sounded like a winning combination to Daisha. “I always wanted to go to college and Club Esteem helped make my dreams a reality.”
The staff encourages and supports all students in pursuing higher education. They stay on top of teens to fill out college applications, go on campus visits, and give them the resources to get volunteer hours and letters of recommendation. “I didn’t come from a wealthy family, and I know education is the way for me to break the chain of poverty,” says Daisha. “I’m the first in my family to attend college.” Thanks to scholarships, her tuition costs were fully covered.
"I went off to FAU in the fall of 2013 and I graduated with a bachelor in health sciences and I graduated with honors there. I had my gold cord. And then I attended UCF where I graduated with my masters with honors. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for rooting for me and thank you for making the resources available so I was able to reach my goals,” says Daisha.