What YSP Means to Me

New Opportunities,Jocelyn McLaughlin
New Faces,
New People,
New Personalities,
New Expectations,
New Friends,
And the chance of a Lifetime. . . .
To me, YSP is more than a program,
We’re a family.

A poem by: Jocelyn McLaughlin, 9th grader - Columbus Alternative - Undecided


"The Young Scholars Program means a chance at college that few people get. It also means a chance to make friends that are more like myself. The program has helped me further understand the material in my classes. It has also encouraged me to try something new and to take control of the situation. Thanks to YSP, I’ve met several new close friends. It has helped me greatly in my life and motivated me to be a role model."Heather Cook, 11th grader – Whetstone - Chemistry

 


 "YSP helps me solve problems in different ways and even see life in a different way. To me, YSP has become a family. Everyone becomes so close." Courtney Wolford, 12th grader – Columbus Alternative - Psychology 


"The Young Scholars Program was a life-changing experience that instilled resilience, discipline, focus, and many other admirable qualities in me while simultaneously equipping me with the requisite skills to excel at The Ohio State University."
Cametreus Clardy - Junior - Special Education


“YSP has given many first generation students, including myself, an opportunity to make a difference not only in our own lives but also the lives of our loved ones and our communities. Since the 6th grade, I have been a part of this program. I knew then that I had to work diligently in order to obtain my scholarship. Little did I know upon my initial induction, YSP cares about our academic achievements, personal development and well-being.” Nyiala Harris - Sophomore - Major: Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) with a specialization in At Risk Youth


"Young Scholars has afforded me opportunities that I never thought possible. I am a strong believer in this program. It is important that it keeps giving younger generations the same opportunities. I am a graduating Senior in Visual Communication Design, I have traveled to Brazil and in April, Taiwan and Tokyo. I would not be here at The Ohio State University if it were not for the Young Scholars Program"
Jacyna Ortiz - The Ohio State University '14 - Visual Communication Design


“The Lorain Young Scholars Program believes in the motivational power of education. After 25 years, we continue to be a primary resource in improving the quality of life of the families in our, once thriving, manufacturing community”.
Pamela Moore - Program Coordinator - Lorain Young Scholars Program


"YSP has taught me that I can achieve any goal that I set for myself with hard work and dedication.  I chose this quote because it relates to the workshops I have gone to.  They had taught me math skills that can help me in school. I have also learned about speaking in public." Kyle Lam, 7th grader - Undecided 


"What the Young Scholars Program has done for me and my fellow scholars exceeds description. It is because of this program that I will be attending the Ohio State University this upcoming fall tuition free. This program has opened multiple doors for me and has truly been the stepping stone I needed to complete my career goals. The Young Scholars Program is by far the most rewarding program I have ever been apart of and I would be at a loss without it."    Amira Fruits, Cleveland Scholar - Philosophy (Pre-Law)

 


"The Young Scholars Program is an amazing opportunity to me. It is a way for me to learn more about college and a great way to experience new things. Throughout these years YSP has led me to look at life in many different ways. In addition to that I have gained a lot of knowledge and many wonderful friends. I can happily say that YSP is my family and they have helped me grow in more ways than I thought possible." Mei Ji He ho Feng, Columbus Scholar, 11th grader


"The Young Scholars Program has not only supplied me with a future education, but also with the confidence and integrity to strive for my dreams, no matter how big or radical they may be. And for that, I can not thank them enough!"
Lexas Teague, Columbus, Ohio; Columbus YSP Inducted in 2008 Major: undecided. (There are so many options!)