From July 21 to 23, College Possible Washington provided another round of summer bridge programming for the new 15 Lotus Scholarship recipients from the Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation! Throughout the three day event, students were invited to attend virtual workshops that featured Washington’s summer transition coaches, staff and AmeriCorps alumni.
Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation is a nonprofit supported by the True Buddha School community, where many community members are immigrants to the United States. Guided by the principles of Buddhism and the teachings of Living Buddha Lian Sheng, the Sheng Yen Lu Foundation is driven by the belief that the practice of compassion is an essential part of Buddhism. Although the Foundation is motivated by Buddhist principles, its mission and reach encompasses people of all faiths.
On Day One, students listened to sessions that covered summer melt and how to combat it, how to create community, financial aid, and how to navigate the first year of college. Day Two covered sessions on academic success, mental health and stress management. Students also heard from previous recipients of the Lotus Scholarship.
Finally, on Day Three, students learned how to plan their classes and navigate COVID-19 support. To wrap up the event, students took a virtual campus tour and received individual coaching sessions with College Possible team members.
College Possible Washington would like to thank the Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation for their continued partnership, and to the many team members who facilitated this successful summer bridge programming. We know this group of Lotus Scholars will be prepared to handle their first year of college and can’t wait to hear how it goes!