Success Stories

Platinum Minds would like to congratulate the following scholars


December 3, 2012

Robert Adams

Robert Adams is a senior at Trenton Catholic High Academy, where he is Vice-President of his senior class. He will be studying to be a Marine Biologists. He was selected  as youth representative for the 2013 Building a Grad Nation Summit. The Summit, dedicated to ending the dropout crisis and making all young people college and career ready, is organized by America’s Promise Alliance and will be held in Washington, DC from February 24th -26th, 2013. As a youth representative, he received a scholarship to cover travel and accommodation expenses, and will have the opportunity to actively participate in all parts of the Summit, including a youth pre-conference that will take place on Sunday, February 24th.

Robert was chosen from a national pool of more than 140 applications in a rigorous process through which he demonstrated his leadership ability, commitment to the mission of America’s Promise Alliance, and his track record of community service. He will join hundreds of educators, policy makers, business leaders, young leaders and staff from community organizations at the 3rd Annual Summit. Former Secretary of State Gen. Colin L. Powell, founding Chair of America’s Promise Alliance will deliver the event’s opening keynote address. Here is the link for more info

Robert is also a QuestBridge Scholar and has reached Ambassador status in the Platinum Minds program and is looking to graduate as a Platinum Ambassador in the organization.


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Tashad Jordan is a senior at Marist High School with a 4.0 GPA he plans to attend Montclair State Universisty with a major is computer science.







Al-Jani Brice

Al-Jani Brice is a Senior at East Orange High School is graduating with a cumulative GPA of 4.03. All honors. He will be studying to become an Actuarial, or businessman, for his interest is in both Actuary, and business, with his eye on being the CEO of a major company. Al-Jani is very active in our community initiatives. Al-Jani says, “I feel a humane responsibility to look out for my fellow man.” He will be attending Rutgers University in the Fall.



December 3, 2012

Isiah Roberts

Isiah Roberts is Senior at Academy High School graduating with honors but hasn’t quite made his selections. He’s waiting for the right financial package.




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Qamar Simmons is a Senior at Christ The King Prep. He will be attending St. Peters University in Jersey City with a major in Accounting and a minor in Criminal Justice.



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Clay Austin

Clay Austin is a senior at Seton Hall Prep School. With a current GPA of 3.64 and SAT score of 1390. He is excited about the prospects of going to a Division  1 college with an athletic and an academic scholarship.