Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, Pyper was bullied in school to the point of considering suicide. Pyper and her father found hope at Boys Town, where she fell in with a group of peers who immediately embraced her for her unique gifts. Click here to learn more about Pyper and how Boys Town helped her.
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By Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Over the last several months, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund received over 3,500 applications for about 500 scholarships providing financial assistance to students at our 47 historically black member institutions across the country.
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AMVETS enhances and safeguards the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and continues to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.
Miguel was a shy freshman when he joined his high school’s FIRST® Robotics Competition team. With the encouragement of his mentors, he came out of his shell to become a confident public speaker and the team’s president. Miguel says he learned more than how to design and build a robot on the team: “I don’t really know where I would be if it weren’t for what robotics has taught me when it comes to communications, sportsmanship, and technology.”