Two inspiring stories shared at our fundraiser.
Words from DaVonti' D. Haynes
Thank you so much for the support and motivation you all have provided me over the last six years. The support you have given me is greatly appreciated and has inspired me so many ways. When I first joined the Rotsky Foundation I had no idea what I was getting myself into or what to expect. But since the day I met Joe, Jeff, my mentor (Jack), and the other Rotsky Foundation staff I have been excited to be able to experience and be apart of such a phenomenal organization.
Your work with this foundation has inspired me to start a similar program at The Ohio State University, A Day in the Life of a Buckeye. The program works to bring students from Columbus and Cleveland public schools to Ohio State for a day, to see what college life is and to motivate them to aspire to be all that they can be. I'm also beyond excited to say that in spring 2015 we will host our 3rd annual Day in the Life event and pilot a new program, Mentor-A-Buckeye; in which we will pair Columbus city schools ninth graders with Columbus community leaders and Ohio State student leaders for to serve as mentor throughout the student's high school career
Without the wonderful staff and supporter of Rotsky Foundation none this could or would be possible. So once again I would like to sincerely thank you all and wish you nothing but the best in the future.
DaVonti' D. Haynes
John Glenn School of Public Affairs | The Ohio State University
Service Project Lead | Office of Student Life
Director of Health and Safety | Undergraduate Student Government
Words from Emmett Golden from ESPN radio
Please click here to listen to some kind words from Emmett Golden from ESPN radio, a graduate of the first class of the Rotsky Foundation. He is a perfect example of the mission of our program.
The Foundation was created to provide hope, motivation and encouragement to Cleveland Public School students.
The foundation partners inner-city middle school students (protégés) with local professionals (mentors) that work in a field of interest to the student.
Please follow the links above and on the left to learn more about the foundation and how you can become a volunteer.