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The Hendrick Scholarship Foundation Breaks the Poverty Cycle with a Gateway to College

What kinds of challenges and adversity are we talking about?

Financial insecurity. English language barriers. Mental and physical abuse. Neglect. Incarcerated or drug-addicted parents. No family history of completing high school or educational encouragement. Working after school and weekends as a family’s sole or primary breadwinner. Going to bed hungry and scared.

Berk Smith, the incoming Board President, states “We target what is sadly a large and growing population of underserved youth in our community. We provide robust solutions for these at-risk students with amazing results,” Smith says.”

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