Student Stories

Our students are filled with determination. Explore their stories below:

Bryon Michael Donner at December 2021 graduation

Bryon Michael: Strive, Strive, Strive

Bryon Michael Donner has survived trauma, addiction, and a prison sentence to earn his college degree with the support of his ReUp Success Coach.    Now, he wants to pay it forward. by Meilee D. Bridges Bryon Michael Donner has enjoyed surfing the highs of success, but he’s also had to navigate the desolation of...
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Sonya: Determined to Finish

With the help of her ReUp Success Coach, Sonya Williams completed the long and winding road to graduation and a career. Her next destination? A master’s. by Meilee D. Bridges Sonya Williams’s voice rises excitedly when she talks about her passion for helping young people. “I love working with children!” she says enthusiastically. “I’ve just...
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