Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kimberly K. Gallow, Founder
The Let Her Rise Program Launches Cohort #3 Giving Seniors Jump Start Before Attending College This Fall
(Lafayette, LA – June 14, 2023) The Kimberly K. Gallow Foundation announces their third cohort for their summer transitional program for young women who recently graduated from high school this past summer – the Let Her Rise program.
The Let Her Rise Program is designed to allow students to connect with peers and professionals with the expectation to engage further outside of the learning environment with an assigned mentor. Participants will meet higher education professionals, psychologists and mental health professionals, and learn from current college students across the state who will also share their experiences.
Four young women who recently graduated from Louisiana high schools have been selected for this program. Hillary Walters of Shreveport has been selected as she has plans to attend Southern University. Jakari Brown of Alexandria has been selected to participate this summer as she has plans to attend Southern University and majoring in Agricultural Sciences with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary. Also selected for this summer's cohort is Trinity Valley, native of Alexandria, who will attend Southern University majoring in Nursing. Lastly, from Shreveport, Tyhlar Holliway was selected as she will attend LSU and will double major in English and Political Science.
Participants will engage in a six-week virtual program that focuses on college readiness, how to achieve and maintain academic success, and how to maintain a social and spiritual life while in school. They will also be assigned with mentors within their desired professions who will assist with this transformational program. One of the participants will be awarded a scholarship to assist with started their first year of college.
The KKG Foundation is currently fundraising to assist with program costs. To learn more about contributing to the Let Her Rise Program, visit our fundraising platform. Gifts made to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. The Kimberly K. Gallow Foundation is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors. Our Federal Identification Number is 84-4382253.
About the Kimberly K. Gallow Foundation’s Let Her Rise Program: 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.