Please join the Afolabi Family and College Visions as we honor the memory of Kolajo on September 21st and 26th!
We are holding two events:
The First Annual Kolajo Forum on First-Gen College Students, Monday, September 21st at 8:30EST/5:30PST Register here to join us on zoom: bit.ly/kolajo5k
The Eighth Annual Virtual 5K for Kolajo, Saturday, September 26th anytime/anywhere. For more updates visit https://www.facebook.com/5KforKolajo
Zoom, walk, run, or stroll with us and make a gift to continue Kolajo's powerful legacy. Join us for one or both events! This year the Kolajo Paul Afolabi College Success Program is more important than ever! Your gift will take us beyond a cumulative $60,000 given in memory of Kolajo to provide essential support for first-gen students. And, as we reach this big goal, the KSP is showing outstanding outcomes. For our class of 2019, a full 81% of CV students earned a degree within 6 years of college enrollment, compared to a 21% national 6-year graduation rate for low-income, first-gen students nationally! We are so proud that the program named for Kolajo is realizing his vision! Every degree earned by a KSP Scholar is a victory for an individual, a family, and a community.
As you can imagine, COVID has hit our community hard. In the spring, Kolajo scholars lost access to housing, food, employment, and in-person classes as their campuses shut down. They have spent the past months doubled-up back at home, working in frontline jobs, caring for siblings and elders, and worrying about the future. Kolajo scholars need you more than ever this year!
$30 buys a pair of noise-canceling headphones for a student participating in online classes without a quiet study space.
$35 covers the cost of a bus pass for a commuter student.
$50 provides a grocery store gift card for a student facing food insecurity.
$100 pays for replacement eyeglasses for a student.
$250 offsets the costs of textbooks for a semester.
$300 offsets rent for a student who has lost employment.
$500 enables workshops to assist over 200 students and families to renew FAFSAs (financial aid forms).
$1,200 covers the full cost of a year in the Kolajo Paul Afolabi College Success Program for one student.
Make a donation in any amount and you will receive a runner's pack with racing big. Make a donation of $100 dollars or more and we will send you a runner's pack and a K5K fannypack for your run (purple with white logo). Make a gift or pledge by 9/16 to receive a K5K fannypack by race day (please know that we will do our very best to get the fannypack to you, but we may experience USPS delays, contact Monephia at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more specifics.
Thank you for Supporting the Kolajo 5K and first-gen students!!