Katherine, a Lennard High School Freshman, has always known she wanted to go to college to study medicine, she just didn’t know how she and her family would afford it—until she learned about Hillsborough Education Foundation’s mentoring program.

“I was interested in getting involved in this mentoring program because it’s a great way to prepare for my future and to make sure I’m on track with my work—so I’m the best possible student I can be.”

Mentees are paired with a college success coach and mentor and have the opportunity to earn at least a 2-year Florida Prepaid Scholarship. Katherine says she’ll make the most of this opportunity.

“It makes me feel very excited knowing that my future is on a great path and I will ultimately be able to do what I want in life.”