And Now…A Word from Our Scholars

In the fall, you heard a lot about what The Brandon Foundation does and is. To start out 2017, I wanted to offer some perspective about what The Brandon Foundation means to our scholars and mentors. With that, I leave you to read a few words from our scholars.

An Interview with Aaliyah and Edyn

What is your favorite activity at The Brandon Foundation?

Aaliyah: Inspirational videos at the end of The Brandon Foundation

Edyn: Service projects because I feel like I’m doing something good. My favorite service project was the first one I did, with Kids Against Hunger.

 

 


What is the most important thing you’ve learned at The Brandon Foundation?

A: Learning about God.

 

E: Don’t let anyone stop you from achieving your goals and dreams. I dream of becoming an actress and traveling the world before I leave this world.

 

Aaliyah, what are your goals?

A: My dream is to become a vet. My short-term goal is to continue to achieve Honor Roll and to exceed the expectations for Honor Roll.

 

Who was your favorite speaker and why?

A & E: The Christian rapper Mickey Young was their favorite guest speaker because people doubted him and told him he couldn’t become a successful Christian rapper, but he kept going and grew his career how he wanted to.

 

What is a new experience that you’ve been able to have because of The Brandon Foundation?

E: I got to try karate at The Brandon Foundation, and afterwards I joined a karate class. I liked the self-defense aspect of it.

 

A: I enjoyed trying sculpting and step dancing for the first time.

 

 

 

Survey responses from De’Aundre and Isaiah

 

De’Aundre

What is the most important thing you’ve learned at TBF?

I learned about hard work and dedication.

 

What is your favorite thing to do at TBF?

Bonding with my mentor

 

Who was your favorite speaker?

Christian rapper Mickey Young aka Deven Bridges

 

Isaiah

What is the most important thing you’ve learned at TBF?

I learned to dream big and keep working hard. This is important to me so that I won’t end up like my father.

 

What is your favorite thing to do at TBF?

My favorite thing is talking to my mentor because she gives me wisdom.

 

Who was your favorite speaker?

I don’t know; I guess all of them.

 

 

 

 

 

Come back in March to read about our mentors!

 

Thank you for reading!

Abby Bormann & The Brandon Foundation