Cameron

Cameron and his younger sister Zina (also a Bright Prospect student) are the youngest of eight siblings in a diverse family. Cameron is the only one in his family who has graduated from college and Zina will be the second this spring. Bright Prospect got to know Cameron and his parents quite well while helping Cameron to prepare, apply and gain admission to Pitzer College. During his first semester of college, Cameron’s father suffered a stroke and with support from the Bright Prospect staff this unfortunate event became a source inspiration.  Bright Prospect helped Cameron to maintain focus on his education, and as a result, he became dedicated to the purpose of helping others navigate disparities of health, wealth and education. While at Pitzer, Cameron studied abroad in Botswana as well as Costa Rica, and he also mentored a middle-school student through Uncommon Good for all four years. Shortly after his graduation, Cameron was selected to be a Humanity in Action Fellow, through which he spent a month in Germany exploring the history of human rights in the nation. Since graduation in 2011, he has been working for HealthCorps, Inc., providing health education and obesity prevention programming in San Bernardino public schools. Cameron’s B.A. is in Organizational Studies, with a Healthcare Systems concentration. Last summer, he participated in Columbia University’s Public Health Scholars Program engaging with academics and healthcare professionals in the field. He plans to go to graduate school and pursue a career in health management. Both he and Zina give back to Bright Prospect by being role models to the younger students in our community.

To hear more success stories like Cameron’s, please come to the Bright Prospect 10-Year Anniversary Luncheon on March 7, 2013, sponsored in part by Fairplex and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. For more information or to make a reservation, call (909) 623 9007 or visit www.brightprospect.org.

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