Sierra has been with RISE since the summer of 2014, when, at the recommendation of many of her peers, she joined the CollegePrep program. In some ways she has been the “can’t miss” kid, number one in her class of 2016 and a superb dancer. How might RISE help, you may ask? Her college mentor, Ashley Nguyen, has been helping Sierra assimilate the myriad of offers and conflicting advice she is getting from coaches, teachers, and counselors. Ashley can give a disinterested voice and be a sounding board for Sierra as she figures out where to go next year.
Sierra says RISE has helped her prepare for the SAT and shown her a great variety of college options through our trips to campuses. She appreciates all the help and plans to help RISE someday after she graduates and comes back to the community.