Brenda has been making steady progress since she was awarded with a Starfish scholarship. She was initially failing three classes when she started 7th grade and was very down about her schooling, but her mentor has worked closely with her and each semester she has passed one more class. As of the most recent exams in August, Brenda not only passed all of her classes, but she was making good grades and has learned through her mentorship important study skills so that she can keep them up. She now feels empowered and is excited about school and her self esteem has improved. You can read more about Brenda and leave comments for her to respond to on her group blog.