Category Archives: Academic Enrichment (AEP)

Taking a Stand for Social Justice

The words incarceration and restorative justice flow easily in conversation from Cheyenne Brashear, a Rainier Scholar and senior at The Bush School. As a young person, Cheyenne has a deeper understanding of the juvenile justice system than most people her … Continue reading

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Explaining a Life-Changing Experience

As a recent college graduate, I’ve had some time to reflect on the experiences that have been vital to my academic journey and Rainier Scholars seems to be the one that stands out the most. Whenever I hear the question, … Continue reading

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Rainier Scholars Eliminated the Impossible

When I was 11, Rainier Scholars gave me the early understanding that education, determination, and the practice of the program’s core values of perseverance, integrity, and courage are the most effective ways to realize a dream. Being a multi-racial, but … Continue reading

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Writing a Letter to Your Future Self

On a sunny morning during the first few days of summer classes, our newest cohort of Rainier Scholars, Cohort XIII, contemplated this question as they bent over their sheets of paper. I was witnessing the making of the “time capsule,” … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – Fred Rogers The final days of June mark the ending of another school year and the beginning of summer. At Rainier Scholars … Continue reading

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Envisioning the Future

On May 31st Rainier Scholars’ Cohort XIII students and families will gather for the first time, taking their initial steps in creating a future full of possibilities by earning a college degree. Excited and nervous, these 64 soon-to-be 6th graders … Continue reading

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Springtime Comes for Cohort II

I asked five Scholars from Cohort II, what has changed for them since they first joined the Rainier Scholars program in 2003. These scholars are now young men and women graduating from college, the characteristics of their personalities, nascent in … Continue reading

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