Jada, 17 – Funded

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

You could say Jada Chew ironically has just the right last name for pursuing a career in dentistry, which is exactly what she wants to do! The senior at Park Hill High School in Kansas City plans to go to community college before hopefully transferring to one of her dream schools: Texas A&M and Texas State University.

What is something you are most proud of?

I’m proud of having such big dreams and working to achieve my goals.

What does it mean to you to be selected as a Girl on the Rise?

It means so much to me, and I am so thankful for this opportunity.

What inspired you to want to be involved with Girls on the Rise?

My mom!

How will funding from the 1,000 Dreams Fund help you reach your goals? In other words: Why is the opportunity to visit your prospective colleges important to your journey?

This will give me even more motivation to do my best in school and to take the next steps of my education seriously.