26th Beat the Odds® Celebration
There is a story behind the smiles of each of the Beat the Odds® scholarship recipients. These stories include loss, neglect, abuse, poverty, violence and inequality endured while still overcoming the tremendous hardships in order to excel academically and give back to their communities. Your support to CDF can help change the odds for every child in America including five high school scholars who will be among the more than 900 young people since 1990 who have followed their college dreams and the path to a successful adulthood as a result of CDF’s Beat the Odds program.
The Beat the Odds celebration will honor these youths for their accomplishments with the hope that they will recognize their community’s involvement in not only supporting them as they pursue their dreams, but also advocating for them to help make positive change that will affect their future reality. As one of its key programs, CDF’s Beat the Odds program provides scholarships, college preparation and ongoing support to high school sophomores through their college years, particularly those who have overcome obstacles and challenges in their lives.
Marian Wright Edelman and the Children’s Defense Fund invite you to join us at our 2016 Beat the Odds Celebration as we honor and celebrate five extraordinary high school seniors who have overcome tremendous hardships to excel academically and give back to their communities in meaningful and transformative ways. Purchase Your Ticket Today or Become an Event Sponsor.
Unable to Attend. Show Your Support in Other Ways
Unable to attend the 26th Annual Beat the Odds® Celebration?
Please consider making a donation to support the Children's Defense Fund mission to Leave No Child Behind® by making an online donation.
Join us "virtually" on November 16, 2016, by Tweeting @childdefender and sending an encouraging message to this year's winners.