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This holiday season we're inviting you to join our scholars and mentors in Paying it forward: Rebounding together as we come together for our annual PEAK-a-thon campaign.

Despite the pandemic, PEAK upperclassmen are achieving mostly As and Bs. This is remarkable not only because last year was so hard on us all, but also because of how far they've come.

Unlike many scholarship programs, PEAK takes students who can't get other scholarships because their middle school transcript has average grades and test scores. Freshman year many PEAK scholars find holding a C average a challenge.

PEAK mentors believe in their scholars and with the academic, financial, and social support PEAK provides, PEAK scholars always thrive -- even during the toughest of times.

PEAK's combination of quality, values-based education with supportive, one-on-one mentoring transforms lives. But this year, we have seen something extraordinary: scholars have rebounded better than we could have hoped for. In fact, our senior class is out-performing preceding senior classes.

Our scholars and mentors are Rebounding Together and now they want to welcome an even bigger freshman class next year. Will you help them Pay It Forward?

About the charity

Since 1998, PEAK has focused on an often overlooked Chicago’s youth: academically average students from our city’s most challenging and under-served neighborhoods. Through a rigorous interview process, we look to identify incoming freshmen who demonstrate the grit, ability and desire necessary to flourish in life if only given financial, educational and personal support through their high school years. For over 20 years now, PEAK has proven successful in changing life’s narrative for hundreds of scholars. PEAK's unique approach combines a four-year full-tuition high school scholarship with an award-winning mentoring program. PEAK mentors are paired with a scholar at the start of freshman year and commit to this 1:1 relationship for all four years. Since inception, PEAK has partnered with Holy Trinity High School, a Brothers of the Holy Cross School. All of our scholars receive a rigorous values-based education in Holy Trinity's nurturing and academically challenging environment.

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