Yasmine Arrington, a rising sophomore at Elon University in North Carolina, started ScholarCHIPS, a non-profit, while she was still attending high school at Benjamin Banneker. The mission was to provide college scholarship assistance to students whose parents were incarcerated.
Yasmine was inspired by her own experience; her father spent several years in prison during her youth. She recently distributed the first scholarship checks to high school students in the DC metropolitan area.
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