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Alumna Receives Prestigious Award

The William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement is given each year to those students who have demonstrated financial need, experienced personal hardships, and have attributes of merit, including superior academic performance, exemplary community service, and significant personal achievements. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to announce that Chloe Keller, a Big Brother Big Sisters alumna was one of the recipients of this prestigious award. Chloe participated in our Fillmore site-based mentoring program as both a Big and a Little.

Chloe Keller was very honored to receive the Hearst Trustees Award. She expressed the following words, "It is not the circumstances that established the quality of my life, but my responses to them. In high school I had to financially support myself, and emotionally support my family too. I worked three part time jobs to pay for my school clothes, uniforms, dances and even at times my food. Being raised in a household with hardships helped me form good study habits because I was determined to break away from my environment. My passion for volunteering started to grow when I gained satisfaction from helping local non-profit organizations such as the Big Brothers Big Sisters where I served as a mentor, and my volunteer experience with FoodShare and the American Cancer Society. The educational scholarships that I received because of my service gave me the opportunity to take advantage of my education and not have to worry about working in order to pay for my bills."

The Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring impact was one of the reasons Chloe attributed to her success in school and life. Learn more...


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