Sa’Niyyah S., 16 – Funded

Sa’Niyyah S. is in her junior year of high school, but she already has big dreams ahead. This Girl on the Rise wants to major in nursing at an HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) and become a labor and delivery nurse!

What is something you are most proud of?

Graduating my six-week CNA program!

Have you gone through any tough or challenging times? If yes, how did you deal with those challenges?

Yes, I have — and I always just meditate and pray about it.

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

It means a lot to have some more help and not stress about how I’m going to raise money or get money for college.

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

To live a stress-free life and to be independent!

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?

It helps me organize my thoughts more and see what’s a good fit for me and what’s not.

What schools will you use the funding to visit, and why?

I’m interested in HBCUs like Clark Atlanta University.