SYRACUSE AND UTICA, NY - On Point for College was one of fewer than 30 organizations from across the country invited to nominate students to attend the First Lady's recent "Beating the Odds" Summit in Washington, DC. Three On Point students were selected to attend the conference, including Onondaga Community College student Enmanuel Mateo, Clarkson University student Egal Adan, and Barnard College student Daileny Guerrero.
From the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN):
Beating the Odds Summit Celebrates Students Who Overcome Challenges
On Tuesday, July 19, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed 130 college-going graduates to the White House as part of her third annual Beating the Odds Summit. The Summit is part of the First Lady's Reach Higher initiative, and Better Make Room campaign. Musical artist and current college student Jidenna, and U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. were also in attendance to help celebrate the pursuit of higher education.
The students shared inspiring stories of overcoming obstacles and achieving access to higher education. Their diverse backgrounds included first-generation, homeless, special needs, urban, rural and other under-represented backgrounds and circumstances.
To become part of the conversation about surmounting challenges to attain higher education, use #BeatingTheOdds or #BetterMakeRoom.