Destination: College Counselor
Path: Silas Craft Collegians Program
At first glance, Amber Golden looks like any other teenager. But behind the bubbly personality and bright smile, Amber’s true story is anything but golden. At 16, Amber found herself homeless, moving from one friend’s house to another. Although she thought about going to college, in her mind, it wasn’t an option; her grades weren’t the best and she didn’t have the money to pay for college.
But after a close friend showed her the benefits of going to college, Amber decided to do better in high school. She realized that with hard work and determination, she was capable of doing better in school. So, she applied to the Silas Craft Collegian program and received a scholarship to attend HCC.
In her first semester alone, Amber earned a 3.5 GPA and received enough scholarship awards to pay for her entire education at HCC. “If I hadn’t been at HCC, I would have the goals that I have now, I wouldn’t have the life that I have now. I’ve been giving so much here through Silas Craft Collegians program. I’m excited about my life now; I have something to look forward to.”