This is shaping up to be a very eventful year for the RSC Foundation! The most exciting news of course is that I am now officially the first student to have graduated from the RSC program! I began my tenure on the Board of Directors late last year and it has been a great experience so far. I have also secured a job with a major health care consulting company which means I will soon be embarking on phase two of what RSC is all about: paying it forward. I am really excited to begin paying forward what the foundation gave to me, and I look forward to seeing another student benefit from the foundations support as I have.
The student selection process for our second scholarship experience was an amazing learning experience. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the African Leadership Academy which is a ground-breaking institution in South Africa that brings together the best and brightest students from across the African continent and takes them through an amazing 2 year A-level program. We are hoping to have the student we select online pokies machines start in the spring of 2011!
As I write this I am at an airport in Charlotte North Carolina on my way to honor a congressional invite to the 58th annual National Prayer Breakfast and the National Student Leadership Forum. I am really excited about the event and look forward to all the interesting people I will meet. I am also going to meet an organization called Mana Nutrition to see how we can partner to make the Nutty Solutions project a reality. Here is a link to a video interview shot by our good Christopher Palmer (aka ‘Topher’) that explains the concept behind Nutty Solutions.
Finally, we are sending plans for our second annual benefit film screening into high gear! Those of you who attended the first one can attest to the fact that this is fun and event that does a lot of good for the foundation I hope to see you all there! Keep checking back for more details.
As always thank you all so much for your continuous support, together, we are making a lasting difference in many peoples’ lives!