Summer is officially over; and all around the country recently graduated high school seniors are gearing up to make the transition to their new lives as college freshman. And we couldn’t be more excited to announce that our 2014 Beat the Odds ...
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Dear Child Advocate,

All around the country recently graduated high school seniors are gearing up to make the exciting transition to their new lives as college freshman. And we couldn’t be more proud to announce that, thanks to your generous support, our 2014 Beat the Odds® scholars will be participating in this important milestone - and attending some of the greatest colleges and universities in the nation, including UCLA, Occidental, Clark Atlanta, and Barnard College.

Our Beat the Odds scholars are the embodiment of dedication, determination, and resilience. Each one of these incredible students has achieved academic excellence and personal success in the face of childhoods marred by poverty, abandonment, abuse, neglect, and loss. Indeed, far from capitulating, many went on to become class valedictorians, student body presidents, all-star athletes, and role models in their communities.

Please visit us online to meet these outstanding young adults and find out how you can support us in our efforts to ensure all our children have an equal opportunity to reach their full potential.

Alex M. Johnson
Executive Director
Children's Defense Fund - California
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