PSYCH 101: STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH AND COVID
Our panelists’ experience working in schools and with students will provide insight into the pandemic’s effects on students’ perceptions of education, themselves, and the world.
- Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD, Founder and Director of Brave is Better Consulting and Therapy and Founder and Former Clinical Director of the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Richard Gordon IV, Principal, Paul Robeson High School and 2020-21 National High School Principal of the Year
- Farah Jimenez, President and CEO, Philadelphia Education Fund — Moderator
Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD
STUDENT AWARD WINNERS
Our student award winners remind us that as the present continues to challenge us, bright young futures are blossoming with our support.
Rising Star Awardees – two exceptional high school seniors who participated in PEF’s College Access Program
- Aslyn Anaya Planas, Olney Charter High School, will attend Thomas Jefferson University
- Rayane Hamadouche, Horace Furness High School, will attend La Salle University
Shining Star Awardee – a Last Dollar Scholarship recipient of high achievement
- Lana Resuello will be a senior in the Nursing program at Gwynedd Mercy University
Aslyn Anaya Planas
CELEBRATION OF ART BALDADIAN
The Philadelphia Education Fund will honor Art Baldadian, the driving force of the Philadelphia Scholars program and Last Dollar Scholarship, at this year’s Gala. Already retired from his career, he is now retiring from a second career as volunteer steward of the program that he and co-founders A. Morris Williams and John Neff established decades ago.
Art has given his invaluable investment expertise, financial support, and passion to help students who, like him when his family came to this country, possess ability and ambition but need guidance and resources to find a winning path in high school and succeed in college and beyond. Literally thousands of Philadelphia public school students have been able to seek their dreams in a four-year college because of Art’s generosity. Please join us to celebrate his impact.
Sponsorship Makes the Difference
Your support is crucial to helping under-resourced Philadelphia students prepare for and fund their college plans.
Contact Alison Foster to discuss how your organization can particpate.
Thank You to Our Early Sponsors
Arthur & KC Baldadian
David Baker & Irene Levy Baker
Richard & Sibyl Corcoran