Honoring H.S. Senior Scholarship Candidates
May 10, 2021
Achievement Beyond Obstacles
Honoring H.S. Senior Scholarship Candidates

Achievement Beyond Obstacles (ABO Reno) began in 1996 as a local Rotary Club program to support youth in our community, specifically students in their senior year of high school who despite having faced enormous personal challenges, found a way to stay on a road to graduation.  The program has grown to be a charitable 501c (3) foundation with the support of three additional Rotary Clubs and all 20 high schools in Washoe County, including charter and private schools, have counselors select as many as 40 students to participate each year.

The students attend a Leadership Weekend led by nationally recognized trainers, Dean & Rochelle Wellhams where in a short amount of time, these young adults gain tools that will help lead them to success in school and in life.  In addition to self-discovery and confidence building, the program provides additional training to help the students navigate the steps necessary to further their education whether it be community college, a four-year institution or trade school.  The program includes a Financial Literacy Workshop, Speaking Workshop, and interaction with Dean's Future Scholars.

At this luncheon, you will hear from some of the students about their journey to graduation and their plans for the future.  It will be a very inspiring program!