March 22, 2007 — Higher Achievement Alumnus, Kristian Smith, gave the first-ever youth keynote speech at the Black Alliance for Educational Options conference in Philadelphia. Kristian, a sophomore at Gonzaga College High School, shared his perspectives on the importance of high-quality education for all students and the impact of Higher Achievement.
“Higher Achievement has improved every facet of my life. It has helped me find a great human resource. Me… I found potential inside of me. And I see this same potential in so many other kids from my neighborhood”.