HU Senior And Obama Mentee Gives Back To Minority Students In Need Taylor Thomas | April 8, 2019 at 1:06 pm in COMMUNITY, HOWARD U, LIFESTYLE Tweet Today we talked to Jerron Hawkins a graduating senior at Howard University, Obama White House mentee and the founder of Reach Foundation, Inc. The Washington, DC native who is on a mission to disrupt negative cycles and establish a productive and uplifting culture for collegiate minorities. He accomplishes this by providing scholarships, facilitating mentorship, and highlighting the impact that minority college students have on college campuses and in communities around the world through Reach. Reach Foundation, Inc. was founded on September 8th, 2018, and incorporated on January 24th, 2019. Reach has four primary divisions; Education, Mentorship, Health & Wellness, and Scholarships & Awards.Jerron says; “since my Freshman year I’ve gotten refund checks and have not had the burden of paying for school out of pocket. A few of my close friends at the time were struggling with paying for school and this was my freshman year. At that point I said that I was going to give some money away, and time passed and finally over the summer of 2018, I sat down in the ILAB at Howard University and wrote the application for what just supposed to be a one-time scholarship, “Reach Scholarship”. But God had so much more instead”. Since Reach’s inception, Reach has established an annual book giveaway, provided 3 scholarships, and most recently established a seven-year partnership with “BuildOn” where we they will build a school in a different country every year for seven years, starting with Senegal this may. If you would like to give or make pledge towards this effort please Name: Jerron Hawkins Title: Founder & CEO, Reach Foundation Inc. and Obama White House Mentee Connect with Jerron on Facebook Follow @JerronHawkins on Twitter Follow Jerron on IG Visit ForTheStars.Org You can watch the full video here: Join us each and every Monday live on WHUR FB at 12:30 for another edition of “Around the DMV in 15 with Taylor Thomas”. Hey, we are always looking for interesting guests and topics. If you have something email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please in the subject line put “Around the DMV in 15 w/ TT”. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @taylorthomas963 Tags: barack obama, Jerron Hawkins, local HU Senior gives scholarships to HBCU students in need, Reach Foundation Inc.