(New Orleans, LA – August 22, 2023) The Kimberly K. Gallow Foundation announces their third scholarship recipient of the Let Her Rise Program. The Let Her Rise Program is a spiritually led mentoring program dedicated to young women who are graduating seniors in high school and plan to attend a two or four year college or university in Louisiana.
Participants engaged in a six-week virtual program that focused on college readiness, how to achieve and maintain academic success, and how to maintain a social and spiritual life while in school. $1,000 was raised for the program during a social media fundraiser supported by Alexis Moses, Breigh Nesbitt, Tracy Darbonne, Jennifer Mouton Tolliver, Alxavier Peebles, Kwame Terra, Rick Gallot, Kawana Tolliver, Kennedy Leigh and Founder, Kimberly K. Gallow.
The Kimberly K. Gallow Foundation along with presenters have selected Jakari Brown, a freshman at Southern University of Louisiana as its third Let Her Rise Scholarship Recipient. Jakari will receive a $1,000 to utilize towards school and other educational needs.
"Jakari was enthusiastic, engaged and determined to make the most of this experience. She engaged with her peers and even was afforded the opportunity to apply her knowledge this summer as she attended Southern for a summer bridge program. She was attentive and asked questions pertaining to her experience while in undergraduate school at Southern but also, inquired about the transition from undergraduate to graduate school. I'm excited to see her grow as a student at Southern and hope to strengthen our relationship while she tackles the uncertain (yet exciting) time of college," shares Founder, Gallow.
This year, eight applications were received however four participants were selected. Those participants include Hillary Walters (Shreveport), Jakari Brown (Alexandria), Tyhlar Holliway (Shreveport), and Trinity Valley (Alexandria). For the inaugural cohort in 2020, there were more than 20 applicants who applied for a spot in the Let Her Rise program but only six were selected. In 2022, the foundation received ten applications however, only four participants were selected in Louisiana.
The Foundation would like to thank all donors, participants, mentors and presenters for their support, time, energy, and effort in ensuring the inaugural program was a success. For more information or to learn how to contribute to the Let Her Rise Program, please visit www.kimberlykgallow.com/kkgletherrise.
About the Kimberly K. Gallow Foundation’s Let Her Rise:
Program Founder, Kimberly K. Gallow, launched Let Her Rise in May 2020 through her Kimberly K. Gallow (KKG) Foundation with one of her core missions in mind: Believing and supporting our youth, the KKG Foundation aims to inform, influence, and inspire individuals through educational programming and mentoring.