ODI Beat the Odds Alumni honored

ODI Beat the Odds Alumni honored

Two of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s own were recognized at the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio Beat the Odds Legacy Celebration held on September 14, 2018 at the Fawcett Center.

Morrill Scholar Tenneeyah Hale, 2017 honoree

Young Scholar Ayriq Sims, 2015 honoree 

The Beat the Odds scholarship program honors outstanding high school students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence, and given back to their communities. Since 2012, CDF-Ohio has selected some of the most deserving high school student from throughout the state for a $5,000 college scholarship, a laptop computer, an invitation to join CDF’s youth leadership development programs, and other support. These extraordinary young people are introduced and honored, and their stories of perseverance and determination are shared to help raise awareness about the challenges facing Ohio children and the need for continued advocacy and investment.  The individual experiences and stories of these young people contribute to CDF’s ongoing efforts to shape policies and change the odds for all children.